Thursday, January 29, 2015
It's on, baby: Magnum Thrax FREE Feb 1st to 3rd, 2015
Yeah, baby, yeah! Finally settled on some dates for the Kindle Select freebie days.
There are apparently between 5,000 and 8,000 free ebooks out there every day. Kindle alone has over 3 million books, and given the emphasis on production and churning out novels every other month (see kboards), that number is only going to grow.
The window where getting exposure was easy is over. People don't have to look for free books, they're already buried under an avalanche of prose.
So I've made a cheeky ad campaign (what the heck do I know, haven't done anything like this before, so booyah!), and I'm planning on blowing my marketing budget, micro it may be, all in one three day blitz from February 1st to February 3rd, 2015. During this period, you can download Magnum Thrax and the Amusement Park of Doom, all 500 odd pages of mayhem and madness, for free.
Free, I say!
Because insidious marketing scheme.
The goal is to get a little exposure and some reviews, which are rather difficult to get, positive or negative.
After that, not much else to be done for volume one.
I'll just get back to work on other writing projects, and see what happens.