After the article came out in the local paper about Fiona vs. the Foot Tickler, I saw a pretty decent uptick in sales so now that the holiday’s are over I’m redoubling my efforts at public relations & marketing.
Last night I heard an interview on NPR with Amanda Hocking, and she was talking about how she decided to sign with a publisher in order to free up more time for writing.And I must agree that I wouldn’t mind a publisher’s marketing machine. Though most authors don’t get the attention that Amanda Hocking does. Not only did she go into her contract with a proven sales track record, but she also has a great human interest story to tell. In other words, many authors are virtually on their own with or without a contract.
So I’ve turned to another local paper, and to some more high-tech sources for PR help.
Here’s a couple of resources I’ve found to be helpful.
- @IndieKindle — We promote authors–Indie style! Let us Tweet your book–FREE! List ur books! We’ll promote you! Readers, follow us to discover awesome reads!
- Bargain Books for Your Nook — It’s pretty self-explanatory.
- Let’s not forget the Paper.li — DIY Daily: Self-Publishers Unite
I also decided to make the book available in paperback through Createspace.