I believe that, unless sales are through the roof, authors can’t do enough to get the word out about their books. But what works for one author might not work for another, and we must balance time spent with cost, and still make time to write and release new product.
Do I currently have a formal marketing plan? No. Do I try to stay on top of promotional opportunities and regularly promote to develop a great mix of reviews, blogs/articles and ads? Yes. Of course I’d love huge sales increases, but I’ve read that the frequency of impressions needed to get people to take action has increased from seven to 10. So I’m focusing on growing awareness
Here area few recent and upcoming results:
THE BRIDE TOURNAMENT received a great review from Publishers Weekly, and is currently front and center on Booklife.com. Highlights: “Kaufman hits her stride with this enjoyable third entry in her War of the Roses Brides series….” “Appealing protagonists, a satisfying pace, engaging supporting characters, and numerous obstacles to overcome combine in this emotionally satisfying romance.”