Self-publishing update — 2nd Quarter 2012Posted: July 9, 2012
2nd Quarter Promotional Activities
As I mentioned in my last self-publishing update, my promotional activities for Dancing in Heaven continue to be on a very low burner. When I bump into something like a review site or the opportunity for a guest post, I try to take advantage of it, otherwise I’ve pretty much moved on. I know that Dancing in Heaven is available for anyone who wants to read it. I may try to place an ad or contact select places that might have an interest, but the overall marketing approach that many self-published authors take is not for me. I continue to be amazed that sales are trickling in one at a time, a handful a month. Who are these brilliant people who are finding and buying my book? I’ll never know, but am grateful for them. They are keeping Annie’s story alive.
I did have a couple of fun speaking events in April.
04-05-2012 — Spoke at Jeffrey Hillard’s Cincinnati Authors class at the College of Mount St. Joseph
04-11-2012 — Spoke to the Friends of the Library group and students at Kettering College in Dayton, Ohio
04-18-2012 — Talked with readers at an extended book club meeting hosted by Nancy Chadwick
05-31-2012 — Announced winners of a book giveaway on my Facebook author page
You can read about all three of my April speaking events at my April 19 blog post: Readers continue to amaze, surprise, inspire, and uplift me.
Reviews and Interviews:
The following book reviews and guest posts were published by bloggers in April through June:
06-02-2012 — Guest post at Wrote by Rote
06-07-2012 — Review by Marion Driessen at Figments of a Dutchess
06-07-2012 — Interview at Reviews by Jane
06-28-2012 — Dancing in Heaven appeared in the UD Magazine on the Alumni Bookshelf and online at UD Quickly
Future Promotional Activities
I continue to be undecided about the Amazon KDP Select program that I mentioned in January. For now I’m doing nothing about it.
I may decide to pay for an advertisement if I find a site that I believe would be good for it.
I plan to request a review from the Midwest Book Review.
I will continue to look for possible reviewers.
I am scheduled to speak at the Cincinnati Author’s class at the College of Mount St. Joseph in the fall.
2nd Quarter Sales
|2nd Quarter Total||60|
|1st Quarter Total||74|
“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” Helen Keller, American Writer and Lecturer