As any author will tell you, the writing (or the finishing writing) is just the beginning. The true grind really comes with promotion. Lately, I’ve been looking at ways to promote but still have a blast doing it. Part of that means coming up with some lovely visuals to promote some of my words and poetry from Growth, Cage Life, and Cruxim.
I made some fun and fancy little JPEGs, like the one at right, for Cruxim, and had such a wonderful, creative time doing it that I put some of them all together with music as a kind of “quasi-trailer” (which I call a teaser) and posted it as a youtube video with some lovely eerie music, so you can check that out here.
Will these things help my sales? Who knows? But they’re a heck of a lot more inspiring and interesting than stressing about sales or running around shouting “Buy my book.” With Cruxim having been free this past week, I’ve had just about enough of that for now, even if all of you lovely downloaders helped me get to #1 in my categories and #6 overall in the free Kindle Store (which was simply amazing). If you downloaded it, or have already bought it, thank you. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
So I hope you enjoy watching my little “teaser” as much as I enjoyed making it, and please do stop by and tell me your favourite fun ways to get the word out about your novels and works in progress. I’d love to hear what you’re doing to make publicity and promotion as enjoyable and creative a task as writing can be.