I wanted to do an elaborate post about Writer’s Block (which will likely be my next topic here at the SMP blog), but it’s been a crazy few months and I’m a little short on time (deadlines abound in all aspects of my life). I figured I’d discuss paid promotions today instead as I’ve been researching them this morning. Have you ever tried them? Which companies have worked best for you?
Promotions I’ve tried:
Book Bub: The ultimate and very pricy. Hoping to get a spot when my next book releases! *fingers crossed*
Bargain Booksy: Also trying this one out. We shall see.
EReader News Today: Been attempting this one, have yet to get a spot in time. Hopefully this month. Heard great things about it.
I Love Vampire Novels: Predominantly PNR. I received a discount for my initial run of RtD at full price, but they’re very expensive ($77 per spot). They’ve also started a spinoff called “Romance Devoured” for non-PNR romances, which is cheaper. Haven’t tried it (obviously) but it may work for others. Didn’t get enough return for my money, but I may try them again with my next release and with RtD on sale.
BKNights on Fiver: Not a bad return for a $10 gig. No strong feelings either way.
Fussy Librarian, Choosy Bookworm, Awesome Gang and Book Hearts: Didn’t receive a big return from these, however, my book wasn’t on sale at the time. Prices aren’t awful (although Choosy Bookworm and Awesome Gang prices have skyrocketed), so use at your own discretion.
What about you, fellow author? Please share your experiences and knowledge! And for you, fellow reader, do you join lists such as Book Bub and Book Sends? Or do you prefer word of mouth when choosing your next read? How often do you buy books through these companies?
BACK TO WORK! *vanishes into a vortex of fire and brimstone*