I panicked. I thought to myself, when my book hits these shelves, what will possess a person to pick it out of all of these?
Ebook authors today have a very small window of “front page” news, but even so I think we have a small advantage over traditional paperback releases in the sense that our books are displayed on the front page of our publishers website for a week, when mass market paperback get about a month stuffed into a shelf at the bookstore among hundreds, maybe thousands of others in the Romance section.
But still, the ultimate question still looms: What’s the best investment of our promotional time?
I thought I’d take a little detour today to ask readers and writers alike (because writers are some of the most voracious readers) what they like on the receiving end of promo.
Readers, does anything have a positive influence on you? Does anything annoy you? I’ve placed a poll here on the page, but I’d also like to hear your suggestions or opinions in the comments area. Writers, what works for you? What do you enjoy doing, and what won’t you do even for a double mocha frapaccino?