As an author, I am finding that I spend more and more time trying to find new and better ways to market my books. I can’t sell my books to people if they don’t know they are out there.
So this week, I spent time looking into radio, both advertising and interviewing. Advertising is way, way out of my league. So that left interviews. I googled, I researched, and I found several options that I am looking into.
Why radio? Truthfully? Cause internet is not working for me. There is just too much information out there to trunnel your way through to find things and my book is one of them. My latest release, A Howl in the Night, spent one day at #65 on Amazon. That was due to a huge marketing promotion. Once the promotion ended, I went right back up to #135,000. How are people supposed to find my book when it’s listed that far down the list. I can’t run a promotion every day. I wish I could, but I can’t.
I have tried google “Adwords”. I have tried Facebook “Adsense”. I have tried so many things and I have come to realize, I just don’t know enough people to get the word out. This weekend I learned that ½ of 1% of the people that know about you and your book or whatever you are trying to get noticed out there, will actually buy your book. That means 5 people out of 1000. No wonder I am having a hard time. I only know like 250 people!
So I am working on trying to get a radio interview. We will see how that goes. I’ll let you know.
Speaking of promotions, next week I will begin my blog tour with Goddessfish. Come over Monday and I will post my links for the week. Please visit at the stops and comment. Not only could you win some fun prizes, but it would make my day to see the comments and let me know that maybe something in the promo department is working, at least a little.
Have a great week everyone!