Sunday, September 19, 2010
My IBC Peeps
I know, it is shocking. I have joined a collective. Where I actually interact with other people.
#ok #fine It is usually by email, but still #Iwantpropsforit
What is this collective you ask? Well, it is a bunch of us writers who have been insane enough to market their own books.
I am not sure if you know but at major (and even some 'indie' bookstores) the placement of books (like the front table or the 'ladders' at the end of the aisles) is paid for by the publisher.
So basically if you don't have a HUGE marketing budget your book just gets thrown onto the shelves with no fan fare. Now if you indie publish you don't even have that.
You've got... well yourself. Which as you can imagine can be scary (not so much for me but that's another whole series of blogs) and not very profitable.
Because let's face it; if I ever want to convert from pre-celebrity status to true celebrity status I gotta sell some books :-)
If you are an author you really should head over to the IBC (click here) and if you are an avid reader, you should head over as well to check out some great new authors you wouldn't find anywhere else!
In the spirit of the collective where we are learning to be brazen and bold about talking about our books, I suggest to you #ok #fine #beg to check out my Patterson-style thriller Plain Jane (with just a dash of Silence of the Lambs thrown in :-)
Click here to read 50 pages of Plain Jane for FREE! Then if you wish to purchase, here is a 50% off coupon! RH88E
And don't forget to follow @indiebookIBC :-)