Happy Independence Day to those of you who are from America! Here’s hoping you enjoy the holiday.
For a while now, I’ve been hemming and hawing about doing a Facebook ad. Still haven’t done it. What I have done is a Goodreads ad, which isn’t showing any returns as yet. If nothing happens this week, I’ll have to reword the blurb I’ve used. The way their system works is that you decide on the amount you want to spend up front and the ad runs until the clicks amount to your spending limit. More on that later when I see what progress happens this week. The Facebook ad is still on the table.
Before Distraction came out, I spent some time reading about book tours and thinking
about my options. I could have someone plan it for me or I could do it myself. Taking my limited budget into consideration means that I have only one choice.
The more I thought about it, the more exhausting a book tour sounded and I wondered whether it was worth the effort. Two things convinced me. A fellow writer at Little Prince Publishing was strongly in favour of doing it, having just come off a tour of her YA novel. A couple of articles I read at Toby Neal’s blog also helped convince me. I went into brainstorming mode and think I’ve hit on several ideas that will make my book promo tour different and interesting, something I think is key to a successful tour. More on that later.
By the time I’m ready to take Distraction through its paces, I will have gotten a varied sampling of reviews. A blogging buddy of mine finished the book last week and featured it today in the INDIEpendence Day Blog Hop, sponsored by The Indelibles.
The one thing I’ve discovered since 2010 is that the promo thrust never ends and that when you’re published, finding time to write becomes a challenge. There’s always something else demanding attention, but striking a balance is important. I’m striving to do that in between juggling marketing and promo and all that comes in between. Isn’t it amazing how much time passes before you realize you haven’t written a word in your next WiP?