Monday, August 29, 2016

#marketingstrategy A-L-T-E-R-N-A-T-I-V-E 4

GET CREATIVE - Your Way!

Marketing is a necessary evil. My kids always complain about commercials, but I tell them that's why they get to watch their shows. Nothing is free.


So keep coming up with zany, creative ways to get attention to your books! And keep writing awesome stories to keep them coming back for more once they're hooked!

I leave you with some of the constructive comments I received from this month of marketing tips...

"Julie Kagawa's website because it is sectioned off with images to click where you are taken to each of her book series. I read Talon but I got curious enough to buy two books from another series." from Sheena Kay Graham

There were several on video marketing...

"Maybe I'll have to do one with my kid in it. He's much more of a ham than I am." from Christine Rains

"I'm sometimes tempted to create animated ones to promote my comics." from Heather Holden

"I think I need to hire an actor!" from Yolanda Renee

"Maybe, I should just tape my dog?" from Tyrean Martinson

And a couple on school visits...

"I've done school visits through email." from Alex J. Cavanaugh

"I always enjoy school visits. They are a way to really connect with your readers." from C. Lee McKenzie

Thanks again for your valuable time! Have a great week!

6 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Hey, thanks for using my comment!
Just tape my dog. I like that one.

Julie Flanders said...

Love Tyrean's comment about her dog. That's what I would have to do as well. Or hire an actor like Yolanda!

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Thanks for sharing. Any advice is always welcome about the horrible beast called marketing.

Sheena-kay Graham said...

The beast of marketing is never full. I want to pet it. I'm strange. Anyway thanks for using my comment and it's great that you take time to share advice with others Tara.

Rhonda Albom said...

LOL - I need to finish my book first, then market it. Although I did smile at Yolanda's comment.

Lexa Cain said...

I've spent so much time in the last 7 months doing finalization of my novel and now its pre-launch on social media that I'm really fed up with marketing. I haven't worked on my new WIP in 4 months. So enough already! Necessary evil or not -- no more for a while! :P