Yesterday, I took a chance. I gave away almost a hundred copies of one of my books, readers' choice. Every person that wanted a copy had to "like" my facebook page, go to my website, choose a book, and then message me through facebook, or send me an email before midnight last night.
This accomplished multiple things for me. I increased my "likes" on facebook, so more people will get to read my daily progress updates, as well as snippets, and stuff. Then I increased traffic to my website and blog. Yay me! In addition to that, I started a dialogue with each and every person that messaged me. I asked them to leave reviews, good or bad, but if they were bad, to make them constructive. I also asked that if the book wasn't their cup of tea to not review it at all.
If a quarter of them leave reviews, I'm in good shape. At any rate, my goal was met. I reached more people in one day than I thought was possible at this stage in my career. Hopefully, this will have some long-term results that will be positive.
Next week, I will be running a series of guest blog posts about writing while wearing the Mommy hat. I have a few exciting posts lined up. Stay tuned!
Have a great and safe holiday weekend, everybody!