Friday, March 02, 2007

Greetings Y'all!

Just popping in to say a quick hello! Em was kind enough to invite me over, and I'm more than ready to start babbling away in my usual rambling style.

Of particular interest right now, especially since I've just been hired to write a book on the subject, is low and no cost online promotional tools. Let's see if we can't take what I learn there and apply it here.

The premise of the book is that it's particularly effective for small niches and poorly understood products, and if that's not us, I don't know what is!


veinglory said...

Welcome :)

I like the sound of "no cost" ;)

Joyce Ellen Armond said...

I am a big fan of "value-added promotions."

My time at the helm of the Speculative Romance Online(formerly Science Fiction Romance) has essentially been a sustained, two year promo campaign to about 800 monthly subscribers. I've written craft articles and published interviews, building a positive relationship with potential readers.

I have no idea why SpecRom isn't FLOODED with article submissions. It creates a value-added promo because all articles end with a link-laden bio. And it COSTS NOTHING.

I also write short stories and submit them to online sf/f/h zines with no subscription required to read. I sold a story to Quantum Kiss. It introduced me to new readers by giving them a taste of my style, and I EARNED ten bucks instead of paying $10 for an ad. (And even when I get rejections, I'm winning by practicing and improving my craft.)

Andrea Allison said...

"no cost" definitely sounds good to me.