I'd like to start by thanking everyone who has purchased a copy of my novella A Silent Soliloquy, read it, reviewed it, or in any way helped to promote it. You've all been amazing! Anyone who downloaded a copy of Cosmic Seasoning is also totally amazeballs. Seriously. Thank you!
This whole self-promotion thing is tricky. I'm admittedly not the best at it. The more I promote my work directly, the more I feel like a door-to-door salesman that no one wants to see coming. Whether or not I appear that way to any of you is another matter. I've been trying to decide how I can keep trying to get the word out there about my work without becoming too desperate or annoying, and I've had an idea.
I'd like to thank Karen Elizabeth Brown for inspiring me on this one. She's offering a coupon code for her book Galaxy Nomads, which means you can get a copy from Smashwords for free until August 30th! If you'd like to get your own, check out her post for the details. I already downloaded mine.
When I saw that post, I started thinking about doing this with A Silent Soliloquy. A short term promotion like this might help me get my work out there, and as an indie writer, this is crucial. Then I tried to think like an advertiser. Again, this is not a comfortable niche for me, but I gave it my best, and here's my proposition for you.
I've created a Smashwords coupon for A Silent Soliloquy. Anyone who takes me up on this offer can get a copy from Smashwords for free. All you have to do is this.
-Use some form of social media (Twitter, Facebook, a blog post, etc.) to promote either A Silent Soliloquy or Cosmic Seasoning.
-Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with a link to the post/tweet/whatever so I can see that you've done it. Please put "A Silent Soliloquy promotion" in the subject line of your email so I know what it's about.
-I will respond to that email with the Smashwords coupon code.
-You can find A Silent Soliloquy HERE.
-Use the coupon code at checkout by September 14th, 2015.
And to make your promoting easier, here are a few links to my works for you:
A Silent Soliloquy:
That's relatively simple, right?
Thanks again to all of you for being so cool. Have a great weekend!