Showing posts from February, 2016

Opinions on Book Advertising

As I creep closer to finishing my epic fantasy trilogy, I'm also planning a more focused marketing effort once all three books are available. Part of my marketing plan will include buying advertisements to promote my books. So far, I've only used free promotions to market my two books, and have experienced the appropriate "you get what you pay for" returns.  Upon glancing at the myriad of options available to spend my advertising dollars on, my big ol' head spun like Regan MacNeil.

So, in addition to doing some research online, I posted a poll on the Google+ community Writers' Discussion Group (shown below) to try to get some idea of what platforms were working for other authors.

With 30 voters, this poll gives a glimpse into a small data set of what advertising platforms writers are using effectively (ads on Goodreads and Facebook). Unfortunately, 27% voted for the 'Other' category. From the comments beneath the poll, I gleaned that the 'Other…

Amazon UK E-book Giveaway

My epic fantasy adventure Mirrors & Mist is on sale at Amazon UK. Click here to get yours:

Because Mirrors & Mist is Book II of The Oxbow Kingdom Trilogy, I'm also offering the first book, Crimson & Cream, free on Smashwords with this coupon code: HB78A.

If you're unfamiliar with Smashwords, here are instructions on how to get your free e-book:

Step 1: Click on the yellow Buy buttonStep 2: Smashwords will ask you to log in. Either log in or create a new log-in ID at the bottom section.Step 3: Enter the Coupon Code HB78A on the Shopping Cart screen and click the “checkout” button.Step 4: A link will take you back to a page that allow you to download the book in any of several electronic formats. Download the one that suits you and enjoy.
If you're not convinced this is a great deal, Mirrors & Mist currently has a 4.7-start rating on Amazon (and Crimson & Cream is 4.4 stars).

Mirrors & Mist, Book II of The Oxbow Kingdom Trilogy Jetsam fled Dwim-Halloe a…