Update: 1 week until Visions of Zarua’s book birthday! Join in the #fantasy goodreads giveaway

Well it’s only a week to go until my debut novel is a year old!

The goodreads giveaway is still live until the big day – 16th Nov 2016. Enter here if you want the chance to win a signed copy.

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I’m still planning a Rafflecopter giveaway, but I’ve decided to wait until I’ve been to the Self-Publishing Summit at the weekend. Maybe I’ll get some tips about marketing these giveaways.

I’m also running a new Amazon Ad as I’ve just reduced the US Kindle book price to $2.99. I’m stating the cost in the ad to see if this makes a difference to the amount of people who click and don’t buy. Fingers crossed!

Kindle Unlimited has also been disappointing – my KENP read has been a depressing flat line for the last 10 days. Hopefully this will pick up with a bit of advertising.

Can I ask your opinion on my log line

Currently – Two wizards, 350 years apart. Together they must save the realm of Paltria from Zarua’s dark past.

New option – Two reluctant heroes, 350 years apart. Can they save the realm of Paltria from Zarua’s dark past?

Please let me know if either intrigues you.

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The blog may go quiet for a few days while I prepare for the Self-pub summit, but I’ll still reply to all your comments.

14 thoughts on “Update: 1 week until Visions of Zarua’s book birthday! Join in the #fantasy goodreads giveaway

  1. Congratulations on a year! This has been floating on my amazon list to buy for a while so I must do it! I definitely prefer the current log line, I find heroes more vague whereas by mentioning wizards I know we’re looking at a magic based fantasy! 😁

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  2. Congratulations on your upcoming book-birthday! 🙂

    As to your blurbs, I like the first sentence of the current one with the last sentence of the new option, if that makes sense. Hope the ad goes well – I’m looking at doing some Amazon advertising soon too…

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      • Are you finding you’re selling books with them, though? I haven’t tried the advertising yet so am interested as to whether it makes much difference. I tried Goodreads and got nowhere.

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      • That’s my issue with it. 73 clicks that I had to pay for and only 1 sale! It’s a pretty poor return. Perhaps a couple of people went for the kindle unlimited option as my page reads was quite good, but Amazon can’t tell me. I wanted to state the cost in my next ad to stop people clicking who were looking for a free book, but Amazon have refused. Very frustrating.

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      • Oh, that’s really frustrating! I wonder if there’s a way to get around it by saying ‘well-priced’ or similar as part of your ad copy? I find promotion to be quite the most difficult part of publishing, that’s for sure.

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      • Bummer! I’m a bit sick of people wanting free books as well – I don’t mind running the occasional short free promo, but I don’t like feeding this expectation that self published books can be free. There is so much work and expense in each book!

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