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Paid Advertising For Your Book – Don’t bother, I tried that already

Post Views: 430 Back in February, I posted an article titled “More Thoughts on the Economics of Authorspace – It’s a business … who knew?” . In it, I ran through a few numbers based on my own very limited and new understanding of being an Independent author. Part of those numbers was an estimate of $450 in promotion/ advertising. It is that number and how I’ve spent it that I want to talk about. I’ll drop a table on you here in a moment, but the short version is that nothing worked. After about $400 in advertising for “By Any Other Name“, I can definably say that I got nine sales and two reviews as a result of my advertising. That is a cost per outcome of $44. Even…


And the winners for August are …

Post Views: 154 Wow!  It’s the 23rd of August already!  The summer has flown by.  My son is heading back to school in a few days, and the sun noticeably sets a little earlier every day. The most important thing about today being the 23rd of August is that it means that my contest at Goodreads for two signed copies of “The Sauder Diaries – By Any Other Name” is done and I get to announce the winners.  They are: Kee-Lee Stocks of Iowa Hillary Lundblad of California Congrats to you both!  I’ll be sending them out in the next few days!

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Signed Paperback Contest Winners

Post Views: 154 I am very proud to announce that the winners of the two signed copies of “The Sauder Diaries – By Any Other Name” are: Kira Foster Astrid Van Der Wal Ladies, I will be contacting you both by private email to get your preferred mailing address for your book. To everyone else who participated, thank-you very much!  As an extended thank-you, I am offering $5.00 off the trade paperback version for this week.  Just head over to use promo code T6QDJFXP to get $5.00 off the purchase price. The code expires next Monday, so don’t put it off too long. There will be another two-copy give away in August;  stay tuned for more details.

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Signed Paperback Contest – “The Sauder Diaries – By Any Other Name”

Post Views: 738 So as I posted a few days ago, we’re in the review process for the “proof copies” of the Trade Paperback format of  “The Sauder Diaries – By Any Other Name”, Lazarus Edition.  So, the first thing I want to do is give away two signed copies to fans.    Here’s the details: a Rafflecopter giveaway The contest starts on the 2nd of July and runs to the 23rd of July.  I’m using Rafflecopter to host and manage it. Have fun and good luck!