…Authors, shuffle the deck for yer deals… book deals, that is…

…I’m often asked by fellow scribblers, ‘What’s the best way to market yer masterpieces?’... as the non-fount of all knowledge in that respect, I answer candidly, ‘I dunno… I only WURK here, Mister!’… what I DO know is that being present on the SOSYAL NETWURKS is #1 priority after the writing’s done, and the book is ‘out there’….continual marketing and promotion are mandatory in my not-so-‘umble opinion… I’ve developed wee techniques that make it easier, once yeez have more than one title to offer… the famous ‘back list’... being Scottish (yeez may have noticed), my basic rebellion to wholesale giving away of stuff guides me to try to be a bit selective in how I offer ‘deals’ to the reading market… there is a myriad of decent websites that channel yer books for a modest fee to any number of potential readers on their respective mailing lists… of late, I’ve been ‘sperimenting with some of those, Mabel… I programmed a staggered mini-wave of offerings, picking a separate one of my tomes on each occasion, reducing it to a discounted price (US$ 0.99 or US$ 1.99) for a limited period of, say, one week… what happens next ?… generally there’s a certain amount of bargain hunters who will download, which in itself is income I’d have been unlikely to see elsewhere anyway, BUT… and here’s the terrific BUT… more often as not, each individual promotion also generates downloads on the rest of the books, which are maintained at the ‘normal’ pricing levels… the old selling maxim holds good… ‘a lot of little makes a lot’… just shuffle the deck for yer deals… book deals, that is… and remember every single reader is a new pair of eyes, which are the grail for any quill-scraper… see yeez later… LUV YEEZ!

 

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THE VIOLIN MANS LEGACY

myBook.to/theviolinmanslegacy

VENGEANCE WEARS BLACK

myBook.to/vengeancewearsblack

SAVAGE PAYBACK

myBook.to/savagepayback

KILLER CITY

myBook.to/calderkillercity

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8 responses to “…Authors, shuffle the deck for yer deals… book deals, that is…

  1. When I have a backlist I shall endeavor to do this. 🙂 Thank you!

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  2. It’s good advice as it’s worked well for you for some time now, Seumas. 🙂 — Suzanne

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  3. Down-to-earth advice. Thank you. More power to you, Seumas. 😀

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  4. Good advice Jurassic. You left kiss-ass off the list. SNP don’t have a majority any more.

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