Monday, November 08, 2010

Book Promotion - how it works

As everyone in the world must sure know by now, my book was e-published (details on this page) in September. Since then I've been working relentlessly to promote it, even though the publishers also do their stuff.

For me this constant pimping is all new: joining every writing/reviewing/book site I can find and pimping; twittering until no-one reads the twit any more, face-booking until no-one leaves any comments (just the obligatory "like" from my friends); guest-blogging; giving away free books.

And now there's something new: blog hopping. That was last Friday but from the hundreds of new followers I was supposed to get - I got one.

Well, here we go again. Today is another new experience. From 8.00am Midwest USA time go to this site: and...



  1. It feels like everyone in the world knows - but they don't! I came to your site via a link from a site linked to my own blog tour.

    Keep at it, Sue!

  2. Keep at it, Sue! You're doing a wonderful job! Just know we're here for you if you need help - all you have to do is ask. :)

  3. Doing my best, Phillipa!

  4. Thanks Carol - I know you are. X

  5. Thanks for stopping by my blog!
    I really like yours here!I'm your newest follower.

  6. That's great, Ana. Welcome.

  7. Hi,

    I'm here on the Follow Friday Tour. I usually start at the end of the list and work backwards. Don't worry, you will get more followers--I'm a new one! I went from 10 followers to 80 since I started blog hopping a few months ago.

    If you want, I would be glad to do an author interview with you on my blog. I know I only have 80 followers, but every little bit helps, right?

    Visit my blog here:

    Have a great weekend!

  8. Blogging can be one of the most time consuming and exhausting things to do, but you worked so hard on your book and it's not worth all the work and rewrites and everything else to let it slip through the cracks! Keep plugging away! I read reviews from Good Reads and it sounds really good. I will be trying to get my hands on it :) And thank you for what you commented on my blog! That was very kind of you. I'm sorry you can't enter, I didn't know the Book Depository didn't deliver to Portugal. Barnes and Noble does, and it's not very expensive, so I want the contest to be open to everyone! Please go enter and if you win I'll order & ship through Barnes & Noble.

    Have a great day!

    Ashlie @ Bookish Novelties

  9. Hi Phillipa,
    Know they don't know because I didn't (unless I'm the only one in the world LOL).
    I'm going to check out your blog tour - sounds fun. Is it worthwhile?

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