Moving ever onward in my never-ending search for good ways of marketing my books, I decided to take a chance on The Authors Show http://www.theauthorsshow.com/ which is an internet radio programme. I applied and to my delight was given a slot to record via Skype on 1st September. Luckily the recording is not live, and so if I make a terrible mistake, it can be edited out! Each author is given a 15 minute slot, and all past interviews can be heard on the website. There is no entry fee.
Another direction led me to setting up a fledgling mailing list. If you’re brave enough to visit my website http://www.stevie-turner-author.co.uk you’ll see a sign-up form on my newsletter. Anybody who signs up will receive a free e-copy of Life, my collection of 18 short stories.
I am now also now registering for author signing events, as they are quite fun to do. I have recently posted a blog regarding my first signing at Astley Green, Manchester https://steviet3.wordpress.com/2016/08/14/the-manchester-author-signing-event/ and have already signed up for next year’s event on 19th and 20th August 2017. I am now waiting for a giant banner to be delivered, as I seemed to be the only author at the signing without one this year.
I’ve read that audio books are the new way forward. I’ve managed to complete 7 audio books so far, with the ninth, Lily: A Short Story, due any day now, and another, For the Sake of a Child, ready in a few more weeks.
But the best one yet I’ve discovered, is putting you book on Kindle Unlimited for free for a limited period. For the Sake of a Child was free from July 23rd – July 27th, and if you look at the screen shot below from a month later, it tells a story all on its own:
If you can’t quite see this, For the Sake of a Child reached the rank of 2,900 Paid in Kindle Store on Amazon.UK last week, nearly a month after there were 2370 free downloads. Not bad, eh?
What successful marketing methods have you tried and tested? I’d be interested to find out!