Hi everyone! I’m excited to continue on with my 21 Day Book Promotion review. Yesterday I was reminded or taught something I hadn’t considered in awhile, so that was helpful. Looking forward to seeing what I discover today. Let’s dig right in and see what’s in store for us!
Darn! I already have all this set up from taking Geoff Shaw’s Kindling course. I have it in my name, which is my author name as well. The video is a little under 6 minutes. The only separate thing I have set up is Blogger for fiction. Otherwise, I’m not separating it all out. I plan to branch a lot and I do not want a flood of social media to manage. If the time comes when I use a pen name (as I am with one genre I’m co producing with my Mom, then I will and have set up separate accounts).
I have to say something here. Part of me is grateful for the set up reminders because I’d forgotten certain things. But part of my feels like so far (and we’re only 6 days in), this is more of a setup course than a promotion course. I guess in my head, a promotion course is something different – more about building the actual buzz than telling what sites or platforms to set up. does that make sense? I’m not disappointed completely, just hoping that within the 21 days I find some good actual buzz building.
For instance, let’s say they have a step on building a blog. Instead of just telling me to build a blog and what elements to put on there, I’d prefer to have instructions on what to blog about there and how to create a buzz that gets my post viral.
Already done this during set up too
Well I did learn something though. I learned i need to save my video files. I HATE doing that. After it’s on YouTube or Vimeo, I scrap it. Yes, even after YT burned me once – I just hate the clutter of those files. But there’s a good tip in the PDF that I want to add to my to do list.
The video is a little over 3 minutes long.
Triple whammy – I already have this set up too But I’ll go through it all to see if i pick up a nugget anywhere. There are 4 files plus a bonus PDF and 4 videos to watch. Makes it hard when you already know the stuff.
The first video is a little over 1 minute. In the second file download, I did pick up one tip about placement that I wasn’t doing and there’s a smart reason for it. I have a question. On the last file download, page 1, first main bullet point and 4th sub bullet point – are we allowed to do that if our book is in KDP Select? It’s my understanding we’re not, but I need clarification.
Video 2 is a little over 2 minutes. Video 3 is a little over 4 minutes. The last video is over 9 minutes long.
This is all basic stuff I already know. Might be good for a brand new newbie to online marketing, though.
Oh well, today was kind of a bust. I’m still looking for the “blow back my hair” promo tips Hope I find them in the coming days!