I have been working on marketing my books for several months and the results have been virtually nothing. I got a Facebook author page and a Facebook page for each book. I signed up on Twitter and I have nearly 400 followers as of now. I changed all of my LinkedIn information to author. I started learning the deep dark secrets of SEO (Search Engine Optimization). Sales stayed nearly at zero.
Then I promoted the short stories book Twisted Minds on Amazon. It was free for a five day period. During those five days over 400 books were ‘bought’. But, the idea of a promotion is to stimulate actual sales. I watched the sales reports each day after the promotion ended and there were no sales for three days. Then a few of the short stories went out yesterday. Today another eight copies were purchased and a few were borrowed.
So rather than spend all day working on marketing, I am going to work on getting my next novel out and writing much more often here on the blog. This is fun, marketing is work. Being the lazy bum that I am, I will opt for fun. Whooo Hoo!