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Open Book Blog Hop – May 23rd

May 23, 2022

Stevie Turner

Welcome to this week’s blog hop. Today’s topic is:

We’ve shared marketing tips that worked for us. What have you tried that didn’t work?

Let’s face it, what does work since Amazon stopped advertising Indie books for free? Over the past 9 years since I’ve been writing novels I’ve tried the following:

  1. Joining a Facebook street team: Nope. This ended up with the same 2 authors constantly spamming their books. I left it, and Facebook as well.
  2. Joining Bookbub: Nope. I added an author page, but it’s far too expensive to actually promote a book.
  3. Scheduling tweets: Nope. This definitely didn’t work, as followers just tended to re-tweet them without reading them or clicking on the links.
  4. Joining StoryOption: Nope. I couldn’t get my head around how to use it.
  5. Author signings: Nope. I took part in 2 author signings. There were about 15 – 20 authors at each venue…

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