I’ve heard of a few interesting ways authors here in Northern California are promoting their books. For example Robert Digitale made arrangements with our “local” bookstores where he donates $1 from each sale of his first book in The Horse Stalker series to a local school program and that $1 is matched by the bookstore. A doubled up donation for the kids when his book is purchased!
Ezra Barany is doing a “today only” promotion of his book The Torah Codes for only $0.99
in celebration of his birthday today. Here’s his promo:
Check out my friend Ezra’s
award-winning bestseller “The Torah Codes,” a fun thriller. For his birthday (Tues. Sept. 20th) he’s reducing the e-book price from $3.99 to $0.99. Today only! Send your
receipt to Ezra[at]TheTorahCodes[dot]com and you’ll be entered in a raffle to
win a $50 gift card to Amazon or Barnes & Noble, winner’s choice.
Sandy Baker gives away a pack of flower seeds with her Mrs. Feeny and The Grubby Garden picture book for kids. While it is written as fiction, there is a great deal of factual advice on gardening with kids. Here’s her link: http://www.sandybakerwriter.com/Home.html
What are your innovative ways to promote your books?
I’m just taking it all in, so that when my Journey To Anderswelt comes out I’ll have some ideas. Those examples are all good ones, and your blog is another great example. Now, Robin, when’s your darling girl-wants-a-horse book, Addie’s Wish, coming out?
My book? Probably when I’m done with the Redwood Writer editor job.