Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Promo vs writing

This month I had 2 novellas released (one erotic SFR and the other a paranormal romance—I think I have discovered a new writing love in SFR). I also found myself thinking ahead to July when The Outcast Prince is released. I had to book some ads, plan some prerelease blogs, set up a goodreads giveaway of the ARC…

And while I was doing that I was also doing edits and writing and prepping a couple of different talks I have to give.

After a couple of years of doing promo I still have no idea what works, only that doing something is required. There are so many books out there, traditionally published and self-published, add into that the long ebook tail and there are millions on books on Amazon. Getting noticed requires promotion.

On the other hand some of my oldest books are selling better now than when they were first released simply because I’ve written other books and new people have found me and gone to my backlist. Backlist matters.

So while I’m not quite free of my day job yet, if I keep writing it won’t be that far away :)

Now I must go and finish some blog posts and that WIP…

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The Outcast Prince by Shona Husk

The Outcast Prince

by Shona Husk

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  1. The only thing that works is keeping your name out there. If readers keep seeing it, they'll think, maybe I should check her out. That's my hope, anyway!

  2. Yeah, let me know if that works. That's my hope, too!

  3. Juggling writing and promo can be so hard, but definitely worth it. :)

  4. I've had fans say they keep seeing my name everywhere and then they finally give in and check my works out. So yes, it does help!

  5. Name recognition does seem to be the key.