Ta daaaaahhh! Here it is:
YOU can win one of 5 signed paperback copies of “Savvy Stories, funny things I learned from my daughter” by entering a Goodreads promo right now!
Click HERE to enter the promo.
Okay, you’re giving away a book. Why is that a big deal?
In a word,
BOOK PROMOTIONS = MARKETING
Marketing? Eek! Eek! Eek!
Learn along with me! You need to see how these marketing things work!
Join the giveaway, and share the links with your friends. When the time comes, I can help promote your book (as I have so many others here) with interviews and guest blog posts, or I’ll tweet it to my 17,000 Twitter followers etc.
We’ll help each other become more successful.
You want that.
Most author types aren’t great at the marketing stuff. Heck, I’m not sure anybody is. But by entering promos – the kinds you’d hope to do for YOUR book – you’ll see how they work (just like we said to join Goodreads, the world’s largest book club. Have you done that? Send me a friend request when you do. We’ll be buds).
As author types you want to do promotions.
As readers, you want to benefit from promotions.
You’ll have questions when you do. Learn along with me!
Here’s what you need to do:
- Enter to win my hilarious book: CLICK THIS LINK
- Post my promo on your Facebook page and Tweet about it. Tell your friends. This is a funny book that’s not likely to offend anybody, so it’s cool. Some of my other stuff, you may wanna not tell your mom about.
- Newsletter subscribers can get more details but everybody will be updated on what I did and how it’s working. You’ll want that when you go to do your promotion for your book.
- Maybe YOU did a Goodreads promo. Share that information in the comments section so we have a good collection of ideas like we did for the interview post. What about it worked? What didn’t work? Would you recommend running it on Super Bowl weekend? No? Me, either, but I messed it up and that’s what it is now.
Some authors run a GR promo for 30 days. That seems long to me. Some run it for ten (that’s what I’m doing). Some buy ads, too, even though the promo itself costs nothing (I spent $50; we’ll see what that gets me).
In the end, we all wanna sell more books. Did having over 2000 Goodreads friends help this promotion? We’ll see. If it does, can YOU have over 2000 Goodreads friends? Sure. I do, so you can.
MOST IMPORTANTLY, we are BUILDING a promo platform.
What’s a promo platform?
Well, I like to test things. I wanna see how Savvy Stories does in this promo before I roll out my new book, The Navigators, and start promoting it.
Savvy Stories is kind of the test run for Navigators – and maybe for your book.
How you become an expert is by doing something a lot. We all need help and ideas for promos because it’s not second nature to us and because the interwebs are changing all the time. What works best? What would you do again? Find out as we do it.
First, as I do this promo, I build interest in me and my OTHER books as well.
Second, after checking it out, maybe some potential readers aren’t interested in Savvy Stories. I have other books for them to look at.
Maybe they follow me on Amazon, or here. When they stroll through my bookstore – my Amazon page – there’s a lot to look at. Sales of other books go up when interest in any book goes up.
Later, if I run a sale or whatever, a LOT of GR readers will already have me on their radar and sales will benefit from that.
But first things first. Join the giveaway and share it with your friends!
I’ll keep you posted on the rest!
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Dan Alatorre is the author of several bestsellers and the hilarious upcoming novel “Poggibonsi: an italian misadventure.” Click HERE to check out his other works.