Finally. I tried something that worked.
Don’t you hate it when you buy something and then the next day it goes on sale? Then you have to go back to the store and show the crumpled receipt you dredged from the trash, to which two things will happen:
- They refund the difference
- They make you return it (don’t give the reason as spite or anger) and repurchase.
No, that second one doesn’t happen, does it? Anyway, when I decided to put book one of my sci-fi trilogy on sale, I only thought it polite to inform my email subscribers of that fact. Then, I thought my blog readers should know. Well, I might as tell everybody, right? So I posted this:
In order to decrease the sales of my book, The View from Here, over the next 3 weeks, I’ll tell you that it will be on sale from Dec. 1-8. Can’t wait? Only $3.99 now and on KU!
Guess what? It worked! So, I can’t be disappointed. I just hope that readers are waiting.
I also decided to serialize the short story that started it:
he story behind Free Book Friday:
I’ve met many authors and readers during my time marketing, cross-promoting, and blogging. I think writers have a responsibility to inform readers about all the indie authors out there in the very crowded world of book publishing. You can’t do it alone, and why would you when you have a supportive group available?
Readers don’t just read one author – they stick with their favorite genres. There lies the power in cross-promotion. If one of my readers buys a book from an author I promote, then chances are there will be a reciprocal effect, or so is the hope. Do I want to boost sales? Of course I do. Do I want to boost other’s sales? Why not. It’s called karma.
Some free book offers require a newsletter sign-up, which is a small non-monetary price to pay to try out a new indie author.
Feature Author: Dean E. Wilson
USA Today & Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author
Dean F. Wilson was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1987. He started writing at age 11.
He is the author of the Children of Telm epic fantasy trilogy, the Great Iron War steampunk series, the Coilhunter Chronicles science-fiction western series, the Hibernian Hollows urban fantasy series, and the Infinite Stars space opera series.
Dean previously worked as a journalist, primarily in the field of technology. He has written for TechEye, Thinq, V3, VR-Zone, ITProPortal, TechRadar Pro, and The Inquirer.
Dean’s book is on sale for $0.99 until Nov 30:
See previous promos here:
Leon Stevens is a multi-genre author, composer, guitarist, songwriter, and an artist, with a Bachelor of Music and Education. He published his first book of poetry, Lines by Leon: Poems, Prose, and Pictures in January 2020, followed by a book of original classical guitar compositions, Journeys, and a short story collection of science fiction/post-apocalyptic tales called The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories. His newest publications are the novella, The View from Here, which is a continuation of one of his short stories, and a new collection of poetry titled, A Wonder of Words.
Book Two the The View from Here trilogy is now available: The Second View
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