Then on Sunday Sept 13th A Time and a Place will be the BookBub Featured Deal, and I have to tell you I am very curious to see how that goes. And there are a couple of other promotions lined up as well.
The entire week the ebook version of A Time and a Place is available at all online venues at 99 cents, which is just about as low a price as I can wangle and still (maybe) not go in the hole with all the promotion.
Now, I know that the three readers of this blog have either already purchased A Time and a Place (hi Mom!) or have no intention of doing so (hi Mr. Prime Minister!) or are still making up their minds (hi Your Royal Highness!) so this isn’t about me trying to get any of you to purchase the book. This is really just an experiment in promotion to see whether we can jump start this baby. So don’t feel any guilt at not taking advantage of this, let’s face it, incredible deal( a deal so great that why don’t you buy multiple copies for friends and family? Just sayin’. )
And I will keep y’all posted on how it’s all going as we go along. 🙂
As you probably know from my last few posts I’m preparing a marketing push for my novel A Time and a Place. Cuz selling books is every bit as demanding as writing them, and (as a friend of mine said recently) they don’t sell themselves.
Over the next couple of weeks A Time and a Place will be featured in the following:
A BookBub Featured Deal. (BookBub will be doing the heavy lifting here, placing A Time and a Place in front of 1,790,000 potential readers)
And possibly a couple of others yet to be confirmed.
My goals are simple. I’d like to generate awareness of the book, and I’d like to (at the very least) break even on the promotional costs.
I’d also like to ask for your help.
If you have ever considered purchasing a copy of A Time and a Place, now is the time to do so. The e-book is already available at its promotional price of 99 cents for a limited time. Every sale will help push A Time and a Place up the sales rankings.
You’re also welcome to simply sit back and watch as this all unfolds. A while back I reported on how well the book is doing. I’ll also report the results of this campaign, with brutal honesty. It promises to be at the very least educational.
The week of September 13th is shaping up to be a big week for A Time and a Place. That’s when it will be featured as a BookBub Featured Deal. It’s also going to be featured in several other newsletters that week, and I’ll be the Manybooks Author of the Day on Sept 11th, just before the big promotion.
I thought this would be a good time to give away a few free copies of the well-received audiobook version of A Time and a Place.
At the moment I can offer the free version to readers and listeners in the US and Great Britain (sorry fellow Canadians! perhaps later).
If you would like a free version of the Audible version of A Time and a Place, simply email me at [email protected], tell me where you live, and I’ll send you your promo code. All I ask in return is an honest review on Audible once you’ve finished.
I look forward to hearing from you. Happy listening!
Burning Eyes lay down. But instead of going to sleep, he glanced up at Sweep. “I’ve been thinking about what you said.”
“About going to Burning Eyes. Do you still think it’s stupid?”
Embarrassed, Sweep didn’t say anything.
“I know why I’m still alive,” Half Ear said.
“Because I’m going to save our people. When I was young I didn’t believe in Burning Eyes. I thought the whole idea of offering up sacrifices to him in return for services that never happened was silly. So the last time I brought him an offering on behalf of the family I waited. I hid and waited a long time because I wanted to see what if anything took the offering.”
Sweep didn’t say anything. She was learning to be quiet, like a grown-up T’Klee. But Half Ear didn’t go on, and Sweep was not grown up, not yet.
“What took the offering?” she asked finally.
“Burning Eyes took the offering.”
Sweep drew a sharp breath. “You saw him? What did he look like?”
“Terrible. And beautiful. He stood on his hind legs, and he was naked—didn’t have a lick of fur on him anywhere. He shone like polished stone. And his eyes were just like everyone’s always said. You know how when a fire’s dying and you’ve got those embers that keep on glowing? They burned like that.”
Sweep could see it clearly in her mind’s eye. I could too.
“What did you do?” she asked. “When you saw him.”
“I followed him. All the way up Kimay. He never knew I was there. I saw where he lives and I can find it again. That’s the reason I’m still alive. So I can save our people.”
Sweep could accept that. If anybody could save their people it was Half Ear. “What about me?”
Sweep felt herself withering under Half Ear’s gaze, but she didn’t look away for fear of missing what he might say.
“I can’t tell you why you’re still alive,” he said. “You need to decide that for yourself.”
Moments later Sweep and I watched as Half Ear’s back rose and fell rhythmically. She lay close to him, still and frightened, with no idea why she was still alive.
According to their website, BookBub is “a free service that helps millions of readers discover books they’ll love.” Having BookBub feature your book has been likened to winning a lottery. Because the price of the ebook version of A Time and a Place will be heavily discounted for the length of the promotion, I don’t anticipate it to generate much revenue. But the resulting exposure could be quite significant. Well over one million potential readers will be exposed to the existence of A Time and a Place via BookBub’s marketing tools. If even a fraction of those readers purchase A Time and a Place, or start following me as an author, I will be thrilled.