Okay, girls. Here’s the deal. (and guys, I don’t mean to exclude you, except I kind of do, but if you really want in on this, I won’t stop you)
Big-name authors work their butts off to be awesome which translates into publishers doing lots of marketing work on their behalf. Not-so-big-name authors get the honor of doing all their marketing themselves. And if they don’t do it?
Books go out of print. Boo hoo.
I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve done a lousy job of marketing in the past. Good marketing takes 1.) money and 2.) time and 3.) skillz and know-how.
Guess how many of those I have in huge supply?
But every now and again, I’ll decide that, “Hey! I should put a little effort into this!” And this is one of those times.
So I took my latest royalty check from Is That All He Thinks About? and traded it in for a box of books.
Okay, that’s not really true. I bought a box of books “on credit” because I had a big speaking engagement coming up where I knew I could sell a lot of them and pay the publisher back.
I sold 2.
And so they said, “Um, hey, sorry about your luck, but WE STILL NEED YOUR MONEY.” And I begged for a few more days (weeks? months?). And then it was bi-annual royalty check time, and my sweet, patient friend at the publishing house who’s in charge of getting delinquent people to pay told me, “So, hey, your next royalty check is just about the same amount as what you owe us, so we’ll just keep it and call it even, ‘kay?”
So. I’ve got a whole box of Is That All He Thinks About? sitting here that are technically paid for. And I’m thinking I’d like to “invest” them in some marketing.
Do you have a blog? Are you brave enough to write a review on a book about sex? Do you like free books? Then I have a deal for you!
I’m looking for 10-15 bloggers who will read Is That All? and write about it on their blog. You’ll get a free copy of the book (and a free copy of my new e-book that releases in May).
And when your blog post goes live, I’ll tell everyone I know about it (all my Facebook friends, Twitter followers, next-door neighbors) and hopefully your blog will get some extra traffic (if you like that sort of thing).
Just leave a comment telling me a little about yourself, your blog, and that you pinky-swear promise that if I send you a free book, you’ll write about it sometime before June 1. Coolio? Woohooolio!