Here is my new cover! I'm excited to reveal it. And, I just got word, my release date is
May 1, 2012!
The Sholes Key by Clarissa Draper
I have been studying the marketing plans of many different writers over the last few months, trying to decide what to do. Alex and Talli have both had huge marketing plans with large success. Here are some of the options for marketing out there:All across London, single mothers are vanishing. Margaret Hill, mother of two, walked out of her house two months before, never seen again. A month later, Carrie-Anne Morgans takes her two-year-old son for a walk in the park and disappears leaving him alone in his stroller. Lorna McCauley leaves her London flat in the early hours of the morning to buy medicine for her sick child and disappears.Newly promoted Detective Inspector Theophilus Blackwell is assigned the case of Lorna McCauley, which, on the outside seems to be a simple case of mid-life crisis and child abandonment.Elsewhere in London, MI5 analyst, Sophia Evans, is working undercover to catch an animal rights group responsible for targeted bombings. As her case (and her personal life) fall to pieces, she receives a strange envelope in the mail. It contains a picture of Lorna McCauley’s lifeless face along with a daunting code.Now the police and MI5 are forced to work together to stop the murders, and Sophia must find her way into the terrifying mind of a serial killer.
(a) Amazon Chart Rush - this is where bloggers ask other bloggers to buy their book on the same day in order to have their book placed high on the amazon charts.
(b) Facebook/Twitter/Goodreads Marketing - not exactly sure how this works. I guess it's when you tweet or post about your book on these sites.
(c) Guest Blogging/Blog Tours - authors visit other bloggers to promote their book
I think I have decided what I'm going to do in terms of marketing and I will reveal it next week.
In the meantime, here are some great articles on marketing I found:
- 8 Ways to Use Blogging as an Interactive Marketing Tool
- Does Blogging Sell Books? — 3 Marketing Strategies Every Author Can (and Should) Use
- Busting the Top 3 Guest Blogging Myths
- 5 Book Marketing Do's and Don'ts
Coming up: (next Monday) My Marketing Plan UNTIL May 1st
Coming up: (next Wednesday) How A-Z Fits into my Marketing Plan
Coming up: (next Friday) My Marketing Plan AFTER May 1st