…self-publishing Authors… are marketing and free Auntie Amazon promos worth it?…

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…most of my wunnerful scribbler friends on the Web enjoy the creative writing side of the business, but that same 99.99% are also delighted when the Auntie Amazon sales pages are ticking upward… and this ol’ Jurassic is no different… those of yeez who honour me by reading these blogs regularly will know that I’m not shy in pushing my wee literary masterpieces… I’ve often pointed to the fact that in the modern self-publishing or ‘house-published’ WURLD, the Author/Authoress has to be multifaceted… writer/editor/copywriter/proofreader/cover art designer/formatter/advertiser/promoter to get heard amidst the Blogosphere din… I’m not advocating spamming… far from it.. spamming turns more people off than it brings aboard… but I mean properly presented programs to put yer WURK in front of potential readers… I’ve just completed a five-day free promo on Amazonย Kindle for KILLER CITY, the second most recent of my titles… I chose that title because my sales/downloads tracker on the Author sales pages indicated it was lagging in sales/downloads among the five books I currently have out there… result after five days?… excellent…

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…a gratifying number of readers downloaded, and it’s now on a par with my other titles… now, here’s the thing for self-publishers (and others)… during the promo period, the remaining four books, also saw a tick upward in sales (at normal pricing)… and astonishingly, and unexpectedly, these other four titles also saw significant increases in the KINDLE UNLIMITED usage, where the writer gets paid a fraction of a cent for every page read… and a lot of little makes a lot, believe me… having a back list is a vital piece for that, of course… using the Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter channels on a scheduled frequency, a few times daily, during the freebie period is essential, and it’s okay for that short period to put ‘AUTHOR PSE RT?’, as many fellow-pensters will click the ‘ReTweet’ and ‘Share’ buttons for yeez… don’t be shy at telling the universe where to find yer babies… go break a downloading leg, Lads and Lassies of Blog Land… self-publishing Authors… are marketing and free Auntie Amazon promos worth it?… you betcha!… !

…here’s the family Christmas Photograph:

14569731_10154508569548070_2070252932_n…and where to find them:

THE VIOLIN MANS LEGACY

myBook.to/theviolinmanslegacy

VENGEANCE WEARS BLACK

myBook.to/vengeancewearsblack

SAVAGE PAYBACK

myBook.to/savagepayback

KILLER CITY

myBook.to/calderkillercity

DEADLY IMPASSE

http://amzn.to/2d2Avhf

…see yeez later… LUV YEEZ!

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15 responses to “…self-publishing Authors… are marketing and free Auntie Amazon promos worth it?…

  1. Merry Christmas and all the very best for 2017!

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  2. Merry Xmas and may things keep ticking along nicely in 2017, Lord Seumas!

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  3. Congratulations on a very successful promotion campaign, Seumas!

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  4. Being of a sin-ickle persuasion I’ve been wondering if this type of promo is worthwhile. In future I’ll just refer to the kilt-wearing wise man of the East! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Congratulations Seumas. A Merry Christmas and an even more successful 2017. Mwah! x

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    • ..each writer has her/his own experience with this m’Lady… I only relate how it works for me, but it is a culmination ( and maintenance ) of building up a regular pattern of ‘being present’ on the Web that forms the base of it all ๐Ÿ™‚ mwaaah ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. Reblogged this on Writer's Treasure Chest and commented:
    Thank you very much, Seumas Gallacher, for sharing your experience! I, as a newbie, am grateful to have you! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  6. Congratulations on your books doing so well, Seumas. Happy Holidays! ๐Ÿ™‚ — Suzanne

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