Two weeks ago, I suggested in my wrap-up post for 2020 marketing goals that I hadn’t yet reached my goal for sales/giveaways of my books in 2020. I just wanted to run one giveaway through KDP Select to close out the year.
Well, I mentioned in last week’s post that I wanted to make a final push on selling/giving away copies of my novel, The Warden of Everfeld: Memento.
My fantasy novel is now available for free on Kindle until midnight on December 20 PT. This is 200,000+ words of engaging characters, adventure, world building, and that touch of magical realism that I think we all could use to close out 2020.
Want to read a full synopsis or some character bios for Aston and Jaed? Check out my summary page for The Warden of Everfeld: Mementohere.
Tell your friends, tell your family, “buy” my book as a gift, or just because we all need to pad our TBR lists.
Behind the Scenes
I decided to enroll my novel in KDP Select, which means I can run a 5-day giveaway. (I will definitely be sharing the results of this giveaway after the fact.) This is my first time running a giveaway promotion like this, so I’m really excited and maybe a little bit nervous.
My goal from earlier in the year for total book sales/giveaways for 2020 was 30. I have sold just 1 copy so far, so I basically need this giveaway to carry my goal for the entire year 😀 No pressure.
Side note: today we hit 700 followers on this blog. Completely unrelated to my giveaway, but still awesome. Thanks guys.
Well, it’s not quite the end of 2020, but I’m ready to put a pin in my marketing goals for this year. The main reason: marketing did not go well for me. I can likely point to a number of reasons that this is the case, but the primary one is that I was likely too ambitious to start the year, and even a little too ambitious with my adjusted goals at the mid-year point.
Last month, I talked briefly about 4 broad strategies you could use to promote a new book release. Even though I’m still in the drafting phase of my short stories, I want to start researching book promotion strategies so I’m prepared for publication.
For this post, I’ll start looking into online advertising for a new book release.
I’ve been known to self-edit when I write… a lot. For the first draft of WoEM, I think I wrote and rewrote the first couple of chapters three or four times before I made any real progress on the story.
I’ve been knee-deep in the discovery draft of my short stories for a couple months, and it’s taken a while to convince my brain that it’s only the discovery draft.
I definitely neglected to schedule anything to post this morning, so to make up for it, I’ve posted the next chapter in my mythic fantasy series, “The Grand Mythos of Úr’Dan”!
This chapter presents a more understated but poignant side of this fantasy universe.
Genre: fantasy, high fantasy, mythic fantasy
Chapter Blurb: The First Life learns what it means to create a life of its own.
Every world has its origin story.
The vibrant world of Úr’Dan and the powerful beings who created it are eager to find life in the cosmos. But their untested powers will clash as they each strive to bring their vision of the universe to fruition–and control the wondrous creatures who live there. Witness the creation of a vibrant new world.
Based on the unique fantasy universe of the novel, The Warden of Everfeld: Memento.