Thursday, June 9, 2011

Book Reviews Coming

Sales for Vampires Rule have stalled out, and I have done all I can on this end.  I've joined sites like Goodreads to promote it.  I've handed out business cards.  I've talked about the book everywhere I can think of.  Now, it's review time. 

Months ago, I sent out emails to at least a hundred book review bloggers, asking if they would be interested in reviewing my book.  Only a handful agreed to do it.  So I gave them a coupon code for a free digital copy at Smashwords.  Then I waited.  Waiting is the hardest part.  All of these questions and doubts start keeping you awake at night.  Will they like it?  Will they even read it?  There's no guarantee.  So I waited.  Then I waited some more.

Finally, two of the book review bloggers have contacted me.  They've finished Vampires Rule and the reviews will be up soon.  One of them gave it four stars, and the other gave it five stars.  Cubicle Blindness is putting up the review around June 15th, and Books With Bite is putting it up 'soon.'  I'll let you know when it becomes official.  Maybe you would like to check it out.  Happy writing!

6 comments:

Stephanie said...

That's awesome! Congrats!

Patricia Lynne said...

Congrats on the high star count!

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear you're having some progress!

Remember this game's about the "long tail". The best thing you can do now to promote your first book is to release more books.

K. C. Blake said...

Thank you all.

I know. I know. lol

I need to keep my butt of the internet and work. I am rewriting one book and editing another, but I can't work too fast right now, because I have other people editing the book as well and they are slow. haha

Vivian Marie said...

I found your blog through Goodreads, and just wanted you to know that for me, at least, I couldn't get to the purchase links from the Goodreads page for your book! I had to go to Amazon.com and actually search for the book in order to purchase it. I don't know if that's hurting your sales, but I thought I'd mention it. I thought maybe your book had been discontinued! (It sounds amazing, btw, and I just bought it, and I can't wait to read it. :) )

K. C. Blake said...

Thank you, Vivian. I let Goodreads know and I think they fixed it.