New month, new promotion strategy. As some of you know, the biggest obstacle an indie author meets in his/her journey regards visibility. Unless your book has received a certain amount of reviews collectively over four stars, the chances you can promote said book anywhere are slim. Among my three full length novels, The Priest is the only one I can push throughout the various sites that offer promotional services. It takes so much effort to raise your numbers that sometimes it feels like climbing uphill both ways. But, rest assured, I shall climb those suckers.
This coming holidays, The Priest is one of the books promoted in the science fiction section on Book Gift Guide. It is matched with The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. I liked the idea behind this promotion, and the page stays on for the entire length of the holidays. Also, the price for a science fiction spot was the cheapest. Sometimes, it pays to be the lepers of the literature genres.
Tomorrow, The Priest will be featured on two different sites: The Fussy Librarian, and Read Cheaply. They are both mailing list based services I contacted a few months ago. By coincidence, they have given me the same date. I haven’t used them yet, but so far the communication has been great with both. Big bonus, both sites accepted my book for free.
On Tuesday, The Priest will be featured on Kindle Books and Tips in the spotlight section. This would be the third time I use this blog/mailing list’s services. In the past, I sold almost two hundred copies at 99 cents in two different promotions with them and repaid the cost of the add. For the spotlight add, I have discounted The Priest from $4.99 to $2.99.
After much consideration, and having sold three copies of Linda of the Night thanks to the Kindle Countdown Deals, I have removed Pax in the Land of Women from the program, but kept I Fantastici Viaggi del Principe, the Italian version of The Prince’s Day Out, enrolled. Since it is free add, I want to give the Amazon program one last chance.