I wrote a post a couple of weeks ago called “The Process of Writing a Novel.” In it I listed my steps for writing a novel, how I do it. The last step had to do with marketing, and I haven’t written that section yet. A lot of people will sell you snake oil. Some people will get lucky. Most of us, whether our novels are good or not, won’t sell anything. Every news report I read says the same thing. Everyone has a poster child for marketing indie books this way or that. Good on them when it works out.
I tried something simple and inexpensive. I paid $15 for an advertisement on Kindle Boards. They have 52,000 fans on Facebook. I figured a one time ad would get some eyes on my book and maybe get a few sales. I wasn’t expecting 1,000 sales, or even 100. But when I asked them where my ad was, they wrote back and said, “Click this link.”
Be honest with me. Are you likely to click this link?
And then scroll down to find my novel? It’s the yellow one. I have an image of it and a link to my Amazon page right over here, anyway. ———————–>
Let me know if you’ve had better luck.