I'm pretty much doing nothing.
I'm not going to do an Amazon Chart Rush or a blog tour or any sort of social media marketing. Not really.
- The honest truth is, I don't have the energy. I have seen all the work Talli and Alex and many of my writer friends have gone through to promote their books and I think the work would kill me. Especially with A-Z coming up and the daily blogging that comes with that.
- Also, I write crime fiction. Although many of my followers do like mysteries, sadly, it's not the more popular (YA or Fantasy or Sci-fi) reads.
- Third, most of my blog followers are writers (of other genres) and so not really my target audience. Really, doing a lot of marketing on my site wont help sell my genre much. And, I wouldn't want my fellow writers to have to read something they normally would never pick up from a bookstore.
So what am I going to do until May?
(a) I'm going to use the A-Z Challenge to promote my book somewhat, but by using interesting posts to hopefully attract readers of my genre (more about that on Wednesday)
(b) A contest with great prizes (Amazon gift cards) as part of the A-Z challenge - hopefully to attract readers of my genre to my site
(c) Some banners and covers to put up on MY blog. I won't make you put it up on your blog unless you want to.
(d) And, I'm going to enjoy myself by visiting lots of A-Z blogs!
I hope to sell a lot of books and get great reviews but I love blogging because it's a way of staying in touch with fellow writers. The last thing I want to hear (or see) is myself and my book for a whole month and a half.
Lastly, I'm going to keep writing because that's what I do best!