May 14, 2017
HAPPY MOTHERS DAY TO ALL MOMS OUT THERE
First: the Sweepstakes giveaway was a great success. 287 entrants and all 10 prizes claimed. This to me is a good omen and now 287 writers, or potential self-publishers know this book exists. When more sales are generated from this, I will know this is a good sales (marketing) tool.
To further test it, a new sweepstake is cooking: Something Sinister (marketing an entirely different audience.)
Here is the information and the link:
See this #AmazonGiveaway for a chance to win: Something Sinister: Angels, Witches, and Spells, Oh MY! (Kindle Edition).
The link to create a giveaway is on your ‘Landing Page’ in Amazon, down below the information and any reviews you may have.
‘Will keep you posted.
I have changed the template for my website/blog, cleaned it up, and made it simpler to read. Here is that link:
On another note: This mail may be delayed because something is messing up my Outlook file.
No mail out, no mail in! Bummer!
I am also exploring the possibilities of using Mail Chimp (free version) to build my e-mail list. (a VERY IMPORTANT part of sales/marketing.) This is your audience. (your fans).
Years ago, I used AWeber, and that was good, but became too sophisticated for what I was hoping to accomplish, and took time away from my writing.
Sales/marketing is not for the faint of heart! It is time consuming and needs focus. Hopefully, I can do some of that work for you. (Also for myself)
On a more pleasant note:
Spring is attempting to arrive. The trees are budding and flowering everywhere here on the mid-Cape, that pretty green that arouses hope in even the faintest of hearts. The temperature remains in the 40’s and 50’s, normal for us, but we have had a few days of glorious sunshine and even a peek at 60 degrees. Summer will probably arrive July 1st, and so will short sleeves, t-shirts, tank tops and shorts. There have been sitings of a few brave souls in shorts, already. If it weren’t for that cutting wind, as opposed to gentle breeze. I am in my flip-flops, and have been since I took off my Uggs and packed them away. Frostbitten blue toes with red polish are rather attractive, especially with sweatpants and a hooded sweatshirt.
There you have it. I will now attempt to publish this in my blog, beat Outlook into submission, and send this off to you. May your day be lovely!