By: Kali Willows
Celebrating my newest release, the print anthology of my last five 1NS stories; Shadowed Desires, I found myself struggling with just what materials to promote its release with. Being a print book, I’m dying to know what giveaways would peak curiosity and spark that burning desire to get this book!
Self-promotion is likely one of the most challenging aspects I have encountered in becoming a published author. Once you’ve finished writing it, re-writing, and polishing until it shines, the contract gets signed and your dream of having it published soon comes to fruition. But… then what? The easy part is done, then the extra work begins.
Social media, cards, covers, ads, magnets, it goes on and on. I have to admit, unless I’m planning to attend a big event, such as a book signing or convention, I don’t put a lot of time or thought into this ongoing dilemma, but as of late, I realize how important it is to have things for giveaways and contests.
As a reader, and fan of many great authors, I personally cherish the swag I’ve managed to pick and choose along promotion alley, but aside from that, I find I don’t always know what to do with a lot of the items I receive. I don’t hoard by any means, so having useful items that won’t be wasted is important to me. This quandary prompted me to question, as an author, working at self-promotion, what would readers enjoy most for swag? Bookmarks, matches, flashlights….and then it hit me; why not ask the readers?
What gets your attention for upcoming releases? What keeps your attention for backlist books? What turns you off and doesn’t spark that urge to read, re-read or track down your favourite author’s newest release?
I would love to hear (or read) your thoughts on unique swag gifts for readers, what would you prefer? Please click on link and fill out the survey, it will only take a minute.
I’m so pleased to share with you, my print release Shadowed Desires, became available for purchase July 24, 2012. What’s next for the 1NS author addict you ask? November 2, 2012, Tantric Storm will be coming to the 1NS line as well! It’s a follow up story to Designing Passion, Laura, the BFF, gets her own 1Night Stand, and it’s a doozie!
Indulge your Book Fetish!
What could a vampire, ghost, witch, dragons and a castle in Spain possibly have in common? The mystical match making services of Madame Evangeline, for the romantically impaired!
Kali Willows shadows worlds of passion and intrigue in five erotic tales that are filled with toe curling desire, surprising twists, danger, and infused with a little humor that will leave you laughing, crying and clenching the book in anticipation. 1Night Stand is the hottest, fastest growing short series getting rave reviews.
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