I am willing to try something new to help my author friends with promotions. Each week I will share (a few) ads on my site to help you out. I may set aside one particular day to do this, so keep a watch for your advertisement. If you are interested, respond to this post and we’ll make it happen. Finish reading the post and I’ll explain why I want to do this for us.
Do you get tired of seeing book ads? I’m an author and I certainly do, but in this day and age of indie authors, who must promote themselves, there isn’t an easy way to get the word out about books; drop and go advertisings are about all we have unless you can pay for promotions. When we look at Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, etc, you’d think the book trade is flooded with indie authors, but it really isn’t. There is only a small percentage of people who write books compared to the world’s reading population and readers want new material.
What should we do? Let me ask this… do you enjoy seeing (A LOT of the same commercials) on television taking up space in your programs? I don’t. I feel the same way about seeing the same book ads in every other post throughout the groups I follow. This is my opinion only… space your adds. Join many book groups, clubs, and discussion groups and share ads occasionally on each site. Divide up the groups and place your ads on certain days. This will keep daily ads moving and not jam up the group sites with daily begs for attention. Let’s be honest, we’re begging for purchases or we wouldn’t be promoting so hard.
When we work together it shows interest. Word of mouth is a lot better than drop and go advertising. Join me and let’s start a new trend. Brag about a friend and point out their work. Let’s get er done!