…the Authors’ equivalent of ‘WURKING the room’… anatomy of an Amazon Kindle Free promotion…#TBSU…

…many of yeez who’ve spent any time in business where yeez were expected to attend ‘events’ will know what I’m talking about here… corporate functions… organised cocktail parties for business partners and prospective clients… sports days, with or without celebrity faces to bolster the prestige… for the invitees, a relaxed afternoon or evening enjoying corporate hospitality is the norm… on the flip side, the executives and officers of the outfit sponsoring (read ‘paying for’) this company largesse, it’s quite a different slant… they’re there to ‘WURK the room’… to ‘press the flesh’… to ‘pump the handshake line’… to exchange as many business calling cards as possible… to build potential ‘leads’… to ‘develop the relationships’…. emb’dy see any similarities there for we self-publishing quill-scrapers?… this week, my third wee Jack Calder crime thriller, SAVAGE PAYBACK graces the Amazon Kindle Free Program for the first time…



…I’ve used the Kindle Free Program for previous titles… this time I did it without indulging paid advertisements… money’s tight enuff for we scribblers without throwing it at the ‘vanity pedlars’… so, I got stuck into my own organised program of promotional activity (by the way, Amazon does not do any of this marketing stuff for yeez other than carry the titles)… flurries on Twitter RTs… cascades of posts onto Facebook… placements on Goodreads, Stumbleupon, Pocket, Digg, Pinterest, Google+, Tumblr have run their contributing course… wee tags on to my pals on LinkedIn… it’s an intense five-day action plan… and d’yeez know what?… so far it’s been just wunnerful!… my ‘business’  target was to achieve 2,000-2,500 downloads… here we sit just into the third day, and already the numbers are a gratifying 3,600+… I have to confess, I know marketing and such is not everybody’s delight, but I embrace it 1,000,000%…. this is our writing business, Lads and Lassies of Blog Land… I hope this might help some others debating whether or not to go down this route… and a wee plug for my SELF-PUBLISHING STEPS TO SUCCESSFUL SALES won’t go amiss either ( hey! it’s my blog, what do yeez expect? 🙂 see yeez later… LUV YEEZ!






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13 responses to “…the Authors’ equivalent of ‘WURKING the room’… anatomy of an Amazon Kindle Free promotion…#TBSU…

  1. And encouraging people to hit the “I just bought” button when they download it – share on FB and Twitter is a wizard wheeze too!

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  2. Ali Isaac

    That’s wonderful Seumas! You must be doing quite well in the charts then, added bonus!

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    • …yes , indeed , m’Lady… lookee here :

      Amazon Australia:

      #1 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Thrillers > Crime

      Amazon UK :

      #3 in Kindle Store > Books > Crime, Thriller & Mystery > Thrillers > Crime
      #4 in Kindle Store > Books > Crime, Thriller & Mystery > Crime Fiction > Murder
      Amazon USA

      #3 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Crime Fiction > Murder
      #3 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Thrillers > Crime
      YEEE HAWWW!!! :):):)


  3. laurie27wsmith

    A big congrats there Seumas. 😉

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  4. Nice job Seumas! Those are great figures. I hope they all go on to read your other books. 😉



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    • …well. I treat it as all part of the bigger game, m’Lady… creating awareness , however incremental, is always good, and it costs nothing other than maybe opportunity sales, which may or may not happened anyway if there were no promos….. 🙂


      • The first book in my series is free and it has certainly led to sales of the other books. I keep putting the word out there every now and again and it’s all trundling along nicely.




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