After reading this excellent post on Jane Friedman’s blog from guest author Deana Cabinian, it gave me an idea to list 6 things that I will or won’t be doing in 2018 to promote my books. I’ve ascended a tiny bit of the learning curve after nearly 5 years of writing experience, and so I thought I’d share what I’ve learned so far:
1. I won’t be paying to take part in any more writing competitions.
Free ones maybe, if they’re well known, but I haven’t found that book sales increase significantly after winning 1st, 2nd or 3rd place in any writing competitions suitable for self-published authors that charge a fee for entry.
2. I will be checking https://www.blasty.co/ once a week.
Sales increased after I deleted over 1000 sites which were advertising free downloads of my books.
3. I will be focusing on writing and re-blogging interesting content…
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