Last Wednesday, August 27, I participated in a promotion event "Fall Into A Good Book" with fourteen other authors in the Latte Lounge at Coffee Time Romance. We posted excerpts, had contests and answered posts. And there was lots of activity, right up until the end.
It was a lot of fun, but also exhausting. Whoever thinks you're not
working when you're sitting down is dead wrong.
Still, I wonder if all the activity helped sell any books. Were lots of
lurkers watching? I hope so, because it appeared we fifteen authors
were talking to each other.
I base my observation on our contests. After I had sat for a while with
only two entries, I entered as many contests as I could, just so the
others would have some participation. All told, I received five contest
entries, each one from a participating author. Did the others receive so few?
I think so. I won six contests. Six out of fifteen?
One problem may have been access to the Latte Lounge. One author
told me several of her friends tried to get in, but couldn't.
The Latte Lounge is a forum, which is similar to a Yahoo group, but
haslots of graphics available to enhance your posts. All in all, a very
nice place to post. But it's not a Yahoo group and using it may require
a little practice.
Or maybe no one was interested. I grant you, there are lots of books
out there, and everyone wants a piece of your time.
So, I'll have to wait and see if posting on loops and forums helps to drive sales.
But if you're interested in reading some great excerpts from our Fall Into a Good Book event, click on this link. You don't need to login to read.
Thank you all,