Kootenai River in NW Montana, near Canadian Border

Kootenai River in NW Montana, near Canadian Border
photo by Gene Tunick of Eureka, Montana

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Tip O'Day for Authors #167

Guest blogger Suzanne at Unruly Guides is my guru on all things self-pub and self-promo.
Giving a book away, such as in a contest or a way to obtain emails, is a great way to build a marketing list of readers that are interested in your genre. Plus, when they like it, they spread the word -- a good way to build your brand. Giving it away for a period of time for free is good for establishing yourself but don't miss the opportunity of gathering those golden emails. Make the giveaway on your own site, if you can.
Have I mentioned Suzanne is the best? If not – she’s the best!
By the way, I’m now over 300 posts on my blog, but all the other blogs say she doesn’t look a day over 200!

1 comment:

  1. Hi my name is matt, first time responder. I do't have much of a fan base to get any real response to a book give away. I did offer a scifi short story for free with links to my scifi book in the begining and Amazon reviews at the end. I did this 2 days ago, response has been good about the short story but my rankings for my book on amazon is still sliding down. Do you think I'm heading in the right direction?
    Thanks for posting,
    Matt T. Schott