All I can do is talk about what is working for me. This has been a learning experience for me. If any of you have something that worked for you that I don't put on my list, feel free to add it. I'd love to hear about it. Maybe it's something I don't know about or haven't considered.
1. Twitter: This hasn't worked for me. I don't get Twitter, and I have trouble thinking of something smart and entertaining to say that is short enough to Tweet about. Mostly I use Twitter to keep up with my favorite show, Supernatural. lol
2. Facebook: I've been doing Facebook for a couple years now and enjoy it. Love Farmville. But I don't think it's helped my sales any. There are a few people on here from Facebook who Follow my blog. Thank you! But I don't think it's helped my sales any.
3. Goodreads: I LOVE this site! If any of you are on Goodreads, feel free to add me as a friend. I am growing a great list of vampire loving friends on there, and at last check almost eighty people have added Vampires Rule to their TBR list. It's also a great site to talk about books on.
4. Book Bloggers: I have at least twelve book bloggers about to read my book and review it. I'm hoping my sales will jump once these reviews hit the cyber-space airwaves. A few of my interviews have been posted, but I didn't notice any change in sales. We'll have to wait and see if reviews help or not. I hear they do wonders with your sales. More on that later.
5. My Blog: Well, I love working on this blog, and I'm sure it's contributed at least in part to my growing number of books sold each day. Thank you all!
6. Blog Directories: I joined a few blog directories, listed my blog on them and waited. According to my Stats page I've had several visitors come in from these sites to look at my blog. Maybe it's helped, and maybe it hasn't. Jury is still out on this one.
7. Shelfari: I'll stick with Goodreads, thank you. I joined a few groups on Shelfari but haven't gotten very good feedback from it, and I haven't had any luck finding good friends here like at the other site.
8. Email Blitz: I wrote a summary of my book, gave the links, and a coupon code for two dollars off my book and asked friends to email to all their friends and ask them to send it to their friends and so on and so on. It did not work. I know because I've watched for the coupon code being used, and only two people used it.
9. Business Cards: I spent thirty-something dollars on business cards. They look good and it's nice to have one in your purse when you meet someone who is interested in your book. I also drop them off here and there, hoping someone will find one and use the link to find out more about my book.
I think that's it, the extent of my great effort to promote Vampires Rule. If you have any ideas, I'd love to hear them because I'm tapped out. :)