I’ve joined a promotion with over 50 other authors who have books with strong young female protagonists. All of them are free on Kindle Unlimited and can be accessed Here. Speaking of strong young women, if you haven’t read Bloody Lessons, the third book in my Victorian San Francisco Mystery series that introduces Nate Dawson’s younger sister Laura, you might want to check out the audiobook version of this book, which is still on sale at the low price of $2.99 until October 31 on AppleBooks, Nook, and Chirp.
Marketing Strategy for 2016: There I go, Pivoting Again
Apropos of one of my 2016 resolutions—to stay nimble when it comes to marketing—I have once again changed my primary marketing strategy for the first part of 2016. In 2014, my main strategy rested on having my series of Victorian San Francisco mysteries in KDP Select and doing monthly 99 cent promotions of each book through the Kindle Countdown tool provided for books in KDP Select. With no new book out that year, this strategy did a great job at keeping the three books in my series visible and selling. Then, in the summer of 2014, when Amazon introduced the subscription service Kindle Unlimited, I found this strategy no longer served my books as well as it had. That was when I decided to switch strategies for 2015. See Time for a Pivot: Kindle Unlimited and Marketing in 2015 for Read more…
Time for a Pivot? Kindle Unlimited and Marketing in 2015
Everywhere I hang out as an author, I see blog posts discussing the effect of the introduction of Kindle Unlimited (KU) on authors’ sales. For those authors just waking up to this discussion, Kindle Unlimited is the subscription service Amazon introduced in July. Subscribers pay a monthly fee and can borrow all the books they want that are in the KU library. For most books by indie authors to be part of that library, the book must be enrolled in KDP Select. If you have ever read my blog before, you will know that I found that enrolling the books in my Victorian San Francisco Mystery series in KDP Select was very rewarding—even though it meant accepting the terms of enrollment that prohibited me from selling my ebooks in other stores. If you are interested, click here for a list Read more…