To that end, I have been driven to market a book that was out in June, The Friendship Pact. I have five books out this year. Two of them were out in June. And all of my marketing focus has been on one book. As irony would have it, it's the book that's doing the worst. The only book that didn't hit a bestseller list. It's received the most reviews. Five star, glowing reviews. But the least number of sales. So maybe that book just had to reach one person. Someone the marketing reached. Someone I don't know about. I don't have the answers. I also don't feel any relief. I still feel driven. In spite of how well the other books are doing, (and believe me, I care about them, deeply) I have to get knowledge of The Friendship Pact out into the world.
So let me mention, I hate marketing. I am not good at it. I'm more apt to tell you you might not like something just so that I don't disappoint you in case you don't like it. I am a private person. One who sits alone at her computer all day and looks forward to doing so. I'm just not good at putting myself out 'there' everyday. I'm not good at the hype. I don't have training in the field of marketing. And I have five more books to write.
However, I am being internally compelled to market this book. So I do some researching. I talk to some people. I take advice and make lists. And then, because I'm out of my element, I just start googling and throwing things out 'there.' A little bit each day. I see no results. But I keep throwing. The drive lessens not at all. And that brings me to here...
I had a book trailer video done for The Friendship Pact. I lobbed it out into cyberspace back in June. I couldn't tell you where. I just kept looking for places, dropping it out there and moving on. Imagine my surprise when, out of the blue, I get an email telling me that the book trailer video is now one of twelve trailers chosen for a book trailer contest! So here's my trade. If you'll go out and vote for The Friendship Pact (click the word vote and then I believe it's #7 on the list) come back here and tell me you did so, I'll trade those votes for one free copy of The Friendship Pact. (The link is set to open in a new window so this page should stay open for you.) I'll choose the winner of the free book from those who tell me here that they voted. If commenting is too much work for you, or you don't want a chance to win a free copy of The Friendship Pact, please, please, please vote anyway!
And, I thank you.