|Posted by beboss01 on May 19, 2012 at 10:05 PM||comments (0)|
I just received a bunch of promotional material for free I order and noticed that the postcards (the ones I actually paid for) were out of alignment. So I clipped them lovingly so they would look perfect to only realize that it was a huged waste of time. Here's what happened.
I went to an alumni reunion event and noiced that the postcards I gave out to people who made me believe that they were interested in my craft ,bent them in half (in front of me)and wrote other peoples contact information on them. No one brought business cards so I suppose they used my postccard as a piece of scrap paper. I suppose it's better then seeing them tossed in the in garbage can. I'm generally a positive person but I felt that my work of art was torn and it made me realize that people are so superficial just to be polite and they have no regard for hard work. I was pissed off about this. I know I know, it's a postcard for promotional purposes but it's still a usable product. I guess it shed a light on why we some of us are into recycling and why Kindle was invented. So sad. I'm sad.
Other than that, I met some interesting people who became part of my network. I doubt this helped my book promotion. Dissapointing event.
|Posted by beboss01 on May 11, 2012 at 12:10 AM||comments (0)|
Of course I'm not making millions of sales but I have to say, the internet has done me wonders to the general public about showing off my book. Just yesterday, I just sold one more book....from...who knows? I can't help but think that it was possibly two or three exposures.
I had a mammogram last week and the technician showed me my xrays and she said it looks like a half moon. Of course I had to mention that I just did a children's book called "Moon Girl". She was happy and said she would look me up...did she?
I went to a fundraiser with my brother for my nephew's school at St. Paul's. I met one of the parents who said she would like to purchase one and have me autograph it even though its a read way too easy for her prodigy son.
Another exposure was attending a new artist's show who grocers at Trader Joes. I met some neighbors and met a pediatrician. I sent her a link.
My dear nephew took my book to his English teacher who said positive things about the book but obvsiously didn't read it to a bunch of middle schoolers who would have bullied Alex considering St. Paul's is a boys school.
Which one it the mystery purchaser? In some way, I hope it is from some person who just liked what they saw on the internet, nothing more awkard then having to be obliged to buy something to be polite.
I also joined AIA for authors like me. Who knows where this could lead.
|Posted by beboss01 on April 24, 2012 at 8:05 PM||comments (0)|
I've spend hours in developing a Moon Girl page on facebook and with only 12 "likes" so far. I've managed to connect with some great people who share a commonality in self acceptance and discovery. Truly amazing and inspirational. I discovered I actually got a sale from one person. I'm so thankful and pleased.How about that!
I still continue to connect with folks on Linked In. I've made some great connections who have given me great reviews on Amazon. What a blessing. My goal is to get a bunch of "likes" in FB and hopefully, this will increase my exposure and even sales!
I recently set up a kindle version of "Moon Girl" I don't know how that's going to turn out.
|Posted by beboss01 on April 16, 2012 at 11:30 AM||comments (0)|
Social media seems to work well with exposing my book to the public. I got a great review from a pediatrician. I hope it helps children. My vision is to see my book as a tool in classroom discussion on self-image.
|Posted by beboss01 on April 2, 2012 at 6:30 PM||comments (0)|
I never thought that getting a review can be challenging. It was like doing a full-time job. I'm really happy to get my first review from a seasoned author who also did a children's book, At The Robot Zoo" by Harris Tobias. It is great to have social media and making contact are great if you get one.
Even so, I still have not sold one copy. I probably spent the most time marketing whether it be creating a video on Youtube of these reviews. Hopefully, this pays off. I even did a vision board.
Oh. I forgot to mention I submitted my book to the Moon Beam Awards. Now, funny how my book has a similar tone to the Awards...we'll see what happens.
|Posted by beboss01 on March 29, 2012 at 10:25 AM||comments (0)|
Finally! The proofs ended up being fine and I let my contacts on Facebook and LinkedIn know I was done. It was nice knowing that I got the "likes" and folks are patting me on the back on getting it done.
You know, I can't really tell if I'm going to sell any copies this way.
It was great experiencing Youtube and people making the effort watching what my book was all about but I don't really think I made a sensation. It's really dissapointing to realize how our world are tuned into violence, murder,and all negative things in the media. Yes, you also get the cutesy attention too but even so, not as much.
Next focus is putting my book in a contest. I will really see how pros look at my work.
|Posted by beboss01 on March 23, 2012 at 4:35 PM||comments (0)|
I just got a proof from Moon Girl and would you believe that the publisher wedge another author's book in the middle of mine??? Who does that?
Well, they agreed to create new one so hopefully they take care of the issue.
After a relatively successful broadcast on Moon Girl, it looks like I'm ready to announce my new book next week or early April. We shall see!