We all know that promotion is a HUGE part of an author’s career. Well, how’s this for a promotion tactic?
I had a T-shirt made and on the front it says:
Do You Like to Read? followed by:
Ask Me About My Books!
On the back is my name, tagline, the cover of all of my titles, website and blog address.
I also made mini-flyers to carry with me. The front had: Romantic Novels by Pamela S Thibodeaux Available Now in a bookstore near you or Online @ Amazon.com!
Beneath this I put the cover of each novel, its ISBN# and my tagline.
On the back it said: Romantic Short Stories by Pamela S Thibodeaux
Available Now @ TheWildRosePress.com with a picture of each cover and the title beneath it.
I realized after I’d trimmed them out that I forgot to put my website on the flyer so I printed that on a bunch of return address labels and stuck one on each (yeah, I’ve corrected that LOL!)
Did these promotions tactics work? I never had anyone actually tap me on the shoulder and ask about my books so I don’t know. But it was fun to wear.
Guess time will tell.
I passed out the flyers all along the way to and from LA to FL as well as while in FL and now the rest are on my desk at work and I had them out at every opportunity.
The point is whether or not you know right away if your efforts work, promotion is important and we must all find a way to continually get the word out about our books. More importantly, promotion should be fun and provide the opening to talk about your work.
I know these may not be unique ideas, but thought I’d share them with you anyway.
Readers, I'd love to know what promotion method has hooked you!
Writers, I'd love to know what promotion method has worked best for you.
Come share your stories with us!
Upcoming Events: This week I’ll be at Love Romance Café on Thursday, the 24th @ 7pm CST. I’ll also be joining fellow TWRP authors on FAR Chatter’s loop that same day.
Beginning April 27th I’ll be the guest moderator for TWRP Reader Loop for the week.
Hope to see you there!
Where Readers and Writers Connect: Many of you may already know this, but Romantic Times is THE magazine for book reviews. Well RT has a whole slew of message boards/forums where readers and writers can interact with numerous discussion topics. Check it out!
Until later….take care, God BLESS and remember….If you don’t “talk up” your books, no one else will either!
Pamela S Thibodeaux
“Inspirational with an Edge!”