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The Shell Game

July 12, 2012

With LibertyCon just around the corner, I’ve been looking for a good way to market Baker’s Dozen.  I’ve committed to an idea.  Is it good?  Maybe.  Is it great?  I doubt it.

Eggs.

I guess I may be over-committed to my cover art, but I just ordered 100 gold(-ish) Easter eggs.  I plan to fill the eggs with ads/coupons for Baker’s Dozen.  The coupon will be good for Smashwords, but links to both SW and the Kindle Store will be in there.  And maybe cheap candy…I haven’t decided.  I figured a little something to separate mine from the dozens of pieces of paper might translate into a sale or three.  Yes, this means I’ll be carrying around a bag of eggs like a delinquent on Halloween.  If you see me, ask for an egg,

I’ll also do a little trolling for reviewers at LibertyCon.  I want to get a couple people to read and review Baker’s Dozen.  I’m not chasing Locus or anything, just some bloggers with little web traffic and a track record of reviewing stuff that would be willing to share the review on Amazon and Smashwords.  If that describes you and you’d be interested in writing a brief, fair review of my collection, zip me an email.  Reviewers will of course get their digital copy for free from Smashwords.

[Be warned: I will be screening my reviewers prior to dealing out free copies.  Not that I’m looking for favors or bias, but I don’t want to risk exposing myself to illiterate reviews from readers that don’t understand the genre and just wanted something free.  If I can’t find a track record of reviews, I won’t be likely to shell out a free copy.  But asking can’t hut, I guess.]

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. David Johnston permalink
    July 23, 2012 10:56 am

    The eggs worked. Really enjoyed the reading yesterday, my daughter and I are looking forward to reading your stuff.

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