OMG Please make it stop!

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Ugh!

I signed up for a retweet service to help market The Navigators (actually, I signed up from a different service and got the retweet stuff for free) and they copy me ON EVERYTHING.

Even I’m ready to unfriend me.

Two weeks of this nonsense, constant retweeting of my original tweet. Which was cute. Once. Not retweeted 5000 times over two weeks!

Groan.

Marketing sucks.

(To read more about stuff you can do to market your book, click HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, or download my marketing book HERE)

That said, we did really well on our launch, subsequent promotion and countdown, and now the book is moving along getting some nice sales momentum. Woo!

Slow momentum, but it’s there.

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See, if you do a big promotion or a countdown, you can get a really big splash. In fact, I’ve been able to get most of my books to number one by doing that and some other stuff (see the links above). But what I haven’t been able to do on a regular basis for every book is get them to sustain that momentum. Some, but not all. And while The Navigators is doing fine because it’s still basically a new book, it’s momentum is there – thank God – but now it’s time to step up my game.

I don’t want to wait three months for the next countdown and have splashes.

(Okay, that sounded weird.) What I mean is, I need to be doing constant stuff to get regular momentum. And I am. because even though marketing sucks, I’m pretty good at it. 

But…

It’s always changing, so you gotta stay fresh. (Man, that sounds weird, too.) But many minds will have many ideas, so you and I need to reach out to our author pals and see what they’re doing that’s successful. Lots of little things add up!

That’s where YOU come in.

Tell me about the things you’ve done that of been successful so I can try them out! Of course I have a few I’m working on myself, and this being my first novel, I’m not sure they’re the best things because my other stuff was different.

But like anything else, you have to try lots of different things to see what works for each different book.

So give me your thoughts!

What things are selling books for you right now?

Ads, efforts, whatever, give me your ideas below!

Published by Dan Alatorre AUTHOR

International bestselling author Dan Alatorre has 17 titles published in over a dozen languages. From Romance in Poggibonsi to action and adventure in the sci-fi thriller The Navigators, to comedies like Night Of The Colonoscopy: A Horror Story (Sort Of) and the heartwarming and humorous anecdotes about parenting in the popular Savvy Stories series, his knack for surprising audiences and making you laugh or cry - or hang onto the edge of your seat - has been enjoyed by audiences around the world. And you are guaranteed to get a page turner every time. “That’s my style,” Dan says. “Grab you on page one and then send you on a roller coaster ride, regardless of the story or genre.” Readers agree, making his string of #1 bestsellers popular across the globe. He will make you chuckle or shed tears, sometimes on the same page. His novels always contain twists and turns, and his nonfiction will stay in your heart forever. Dan resides in the Tampa area with his wife and daughter. You can find him blogging away almost every day on www.DanAlatorre or watch his hilarious YouTube show every week Writers Off Task With Friends. Dan’s marketing book 25 eBook Marketing Tips You Wish You Knew has been a valuable tool for new authors (it’s free if you subscribe to his newsletter) and his dedication to helping other authors is evident in his helpful blog.

3 thoughts on “OMG Please make it stop!

  1. You obviously know a lot more than I do about marketing, but all I can suggest is something you probably already do: pay for a direct marketing service like BookBub or one of the less expensive versions of it. It’s scary to spend that kind of money, but maybe it’s worth it? There are free sites as well, though their results are questionable.

    I know one author who pays for these types of promotions every single month, and I can only imagine that she must alternate between books (since you can’t do the same one over and over again.) The more books you have, the easier it is to do that, but you already have quite a few.

    Anyway, good luck with it! 🙂

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