Saturday, September 7, 2013

How do you promote books that are on sale at Amazon?


Do you post an ad on #All Mystery Newsletter, which advertises “dirt cheap reads?”
Do you post the sale on your blog? 
Do you post announcements on Manic Readers and on your Facebook page? 
Or do you send personalized messages to “friends” on Linked In?

I’ve tried all of these. What do you advise? I bet others, besides Bug and I, would like your advice too.

Last week I asked the question (#What’s the best price for a book on Kindle?) to the LINKED IN group called Crime Fiction. Over thirty people responded. The best (the most data based) answer came from Smashwords (Http://blog.smashwords.com/2013/05/new-smashwords-survey). Kindle books by independent authors sell best when priced at $2.99 or $3.99.

So I put the Kindle versions of COMING FLU and MURDER: A NEW WAY TO LOSE WEIGHT on sale for $2.99 at Amazon in September.

In Murder: A New Way to Lose Weight, physician Linda Almquist can’t decide who is more dangerous: ambitious and perhaps reckless, young "diet doctors" or established physicians who don’t like anyone snooping in their past.

In Coming Flu, epidemiologist Sara Almquist (Linda’s sister) is trying to stop two killers: the Philippine flu, which is rapidly wiping out everyone in a walled community in New Mexico, and a drug kingpin determined to break out of the quarantined enclave.

If you’re looking for fun reads, consider these medical mysteries. Next week I’ll recap what I learned.