Weekend Wrap-up June 25: Marketing. Blah.

The task I enjoy the least (I actually don’t enjoy it at all, to tell the truth), is marketing. Every time I post an ad for one of my books, either on my blog, newsletter, or social media, I feel like I’m annoying readers/subscribers/followers and I run the risk of losing them. Readers do subscribeContinue reading “Weekend Wrap-up June 25: Marketing. Blah.”

Weekend Wrap-up April 2: NaPoWriMo / The Free update

I wasn’t sure if I was going to attempt the 30 poems/30 days this month, but I did write this yesterday: On the book front: I have never given my book away as a marketing tool, but I decided to give it a try. Along with posting on my blog and social media, I paidContinue reading “Weekend Wrap-up April 2: NaPoWriMo / The Free update”

Tuesday Tidbits: On the right track!

It’s been a while since I wrote about reviews. It’s also been a while since I received any. Coincidence? Probably. I decided to run a promotion with Itsy Bitsy Book Bits (IBBB) for my poetry book after reading some Goodreads forums on marketing sites. They do rely heavily on social media presence, along with theirContinue reading “Tuesday Tidbits: On the right track!”

Thursday Thoughts: Free books and formatting

My computer is filled with old files. Many of them are different versions of the same thing – mostly poorly formatted eBooks. When I decided to publish my book of poetry, I thought that it would be a good idea to put together a free sample book of some of my poetry so that reader’sContinue reading “Thursday Thoughts: Free books and formatting”

Thursday Thoughts: Book Bub Ads

Last week I complained a bit about Amazon ads, so to be fair, I’ll give BookBub some airplay. BookBub operates in much the same way as Amazon does, it that you have to win bids to get your ad shown, and if someone clicks on your ad, you get charged that amount. So, you haveContinue reading “Thursday Thoughts: Book Bub Ads”

Amazon Ads: Here, Mr. Bezos, take my money and run.

Now that Mr. Bezos has stepped down, I’ll do a little bitching. Are creating Amazon ads making you want to bang your head on the wall? No? Then you’re not doing it right, I guess. It took me almost two weeks to get an ad running on Amazon. Now, this wasn’t my first attempt–several hadContinue reading “Amazon Ads: Here, Mr. Bezos, take my money and run.”