This is neither Craft nor Opinion, but it might be an object example of making the best of free promo.
This morning, I received a Google Alert, and upon checking it out, I discovered that an interview I gave/did in July had been uploaded... or maybe it was uploaded in September, and the search bots only just found it.
So, I postponed what I really intended to blog about, and made sure to let my friends on various author loops, and my readers in my yahoo group etc know that the interview is up.
Why? On the surface, it does sound rather vain. However, for readers, there is a chance to win a free copy of KNIGHT'S FORK, which the blogger, Realms On Our Bookshelves is offering. That was the approach I used for readers.
For colleagues, I checked out the comment function to be sure I was being truthful, and then pointed out that if they left a comment, they could leave a live link to their own profile/blog/site.
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Aside from that... some more info.
Yesterday I did a short reading and booksigning in Westland, Michigan. Admittedly the bookstore is very hard to find, you have to be truly determined. Nevertheless, I put up a paid advert on Facebook. It was targeted at Female, over 18 years old, college graduates, with reading romance as an interest, living in Westland, Michigan.
It is amazing how one can target! The readers who showed up were the bookseller's regular reading group. No one responded to my ad.
I also discovered that on both GoodReads.com and Shelfari.com it is possible to find potential recipients of one's promo by zip code, and invite them. I'm not sure this is really the best idea in the world, but for what it is worth, it is available.
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