AND LAST MARKETING EFFORT IN 2015
Dec. 15 to Dec. 21. It is live now – and the KINDLE Countdown Deal widget, should you choose to visit, tells you how long you have before the price goes back up to its regular price.
Remember, only the EBOOK edition is on sale. (Amazon may occasionally discount the print edition, but I have no control over that.)
I’m doing the simplest possible sale: 0.99 for a week – if you were planning to get the ebook, now is a good time to grab it.
You can give it as a gift – if you buy during the Kindle Countdown Deal. And you can recommend it to a friend – at the deal price – but only until the timer runs out.
If not (or you already have it), please excuse the marketing overflow – this is the last one for a while. I’m going back to writing.
BACK TO WORK
Book 2 isn’t writing itself.
And I’m a writer, not a graphic designer or a publisher, all the trappings to the contrary.
I’ve had my fun. I never realistically examined how much time all this publishing effort would cost a beginner (or I never would have started). That’s the way of all new things, and I’ve been very glad to challenge the brain with all of them, and manage to learn them.
Did I go WAY overboard? Yup. That’s me.
But I figured if I didn’t do it now, I might never get the chance. And I might always think it was too hard for me.
Being too SLOW for me didn’t occur to my fogged brain, and of course that’s what it turned out to be (though my lovely AND kind mentor, J.M. Ney-Grimm, says I’ve learned quickly).
Will I do additional marketing?
Probably – next year – but I could easily dump all my good time there, every day for the foreseeable future, requesting reviews, looking for every little opportunity to self-promote, being active on the social media where reviewers congregate.
Healthy people can afford to do that and still write (recommendations are to use your ‘less good’ (evening?) time for promoting) – but we all know I can’t.
So I will depend on the kindness of friends and new friends – and go do MY job.
My contract with readers has always been to lure them in – and then finish the story. Right now, I’m the only one who knows it.
My daughter has insisted that I finish it out in summary form, in case something happens to me. That I will do – she can publish it if I get called home, ah, before I planned to go (another thing beyond my control, thank God!).
Those of you who’ve read and said all the lovely words: you don’t want it to stay only in summary, do you?
Encourage the nice lady. Even if you’re an introvert, tell your friends – and tell them while they can grab Pride’s Children: PURGATORY for $0.99.