We used Awesomegang for a small promotion. If you use them for your own book promotion, they will add your book to their newsletter (4600+), send several tweets/day, and add you for 2 days to their Facebook page (42,000+). Not bad for $10. We have used them before (twice for HOLE IN THE WALL) and were happy with the results.
Since this self-publishing journey began (just two short years ago), we have made some awesome friends and built some great relationships. What we've found is that it isn't about promoting, promoting, promoting that sells books...it's making (and keeping) those relationships. Keeping in touch and cheering on other authors, poets, and illustrators who are trying to do what we do: take an idea, a simple sketch, or single line of poetry and turn it into a great finished product that you are excited to show the world.
Did the promotion help to sell any books?
Yep--our old ones.
I've been reading a lot of articles on the subject of "over-promotion," and I must agree that we are being bombarded with books to buy via Facebook, Twitter, and pretty much every other social media site. So instead of advertising to the point of being annoying, we will continue to write, continue to put out a great product, and continue to build good writing relationships with our readers.
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