So, it’s been a week since the book released. I’ve sold 23 copies between Amazon and Smashwords, got two 5-star reviews and one 4 star on Amazon, and have 2 independent bloggers willing to review the book. Not too shabby!
I thought I’d post a list of the things I did during the week to market the book, so other people can start making their own.
*Posted about the book EVERYWHERE.
*Emailed all my friends.
*Emailed all of my writing circles.
*Posted on my art blog and art forum (asking for reviews from everyone, but only one of my friends posted on Amazon!)
*Posted on Facebook.
*Tweeted about the release.
* Emailed 15 reviewers with a request to review the book (2 said yes, 2 said no, and the rest I’m still waiting on.)
* Made a Listmania! on Amazon that included my own book (shameless!)
*Started reviewing other books on Amazon to try and get to 100 reviews so my user profile gets noticed (and thus my book.) This one’s gonna take a while, though.
* Posted a profile page of the book on TvTropes, because I just freaking love that website. And Twittered about it.
I will say: thank god for my tagline, my summary, and my book trailer. Taking the time to make these high quality paid off, because I didn’t have to reinvent the wheel every time I was trying to tell someone about the book.