Join Alex J. Cavanaugh and a multitude of writer's in this monthly hop to help support one another!
Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!
Alex's awesome co-hosts are Julie Flanders,Shannon Lawrence, Fundy Blue, and Heather Gardner!
As you look back on 2017, with all its successes/failures, if you could backtrack, what would you do differently?
Truth be told I can't think of anything I'd do differently as far as my writing is concerned. I have been learning that I can't pay for promotional ads on all my books or else I'll go broke. What I have been doing differently is picking one or possibly two books to promote each month. And I started a Newsletter which I hope will help get the word out. The only problem with the Newsletter is the monthly cost of it. There doesn't seem to be an economical solution to the marketing plan.
What would you do differently?
Since this is our last blog post for IWSG for the year, I'd like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas!!!
It's always good not to have regrets and feel like we have learned and done what we could in the past year. Thanks for sharing what you learned. That's good to limit how much we spend promoting our books.ReplyDelete
Yeah, the expense involved in marketing seems inevitable. I wish someone could tell us all a free way to do it!!ReplyDelete
Merry Christmas to you and your family, especially those adorable grandchildren!! <2 :)
Thank you Julie and to you and yours too!!!Delete
Yeah, you can only throw so much money out - some has to come in.ReplyDelete
Have a blessed Christmas!
Merry Christmas, Alex.Delete
Merry Christmas to you!ReplyDelete
And to you!Delete
The cost of marketing can be a hindrance, especially if you aren't making back what you put in. Maybe more focused marketing will work better. I hope. Merry Christmas!ReplyDelete
True! Merry ChristmasDelete
Those ads are terribly expensive after a while. Hope your Christmas season is happy and shared with your family.ReplyDelete
I’m learning that same lesson where marketing is concerned. It’s really tough to learn all the ins and outs and what will work when the landscape is constantly changing.ReplyDelete
Merry Christmas to you, and thank you for stopping by my blog. I'm glad you like romance, as I do. I will check out your work.ReplyDelete
Economical marketing is tough especially with a budget like mine of zero! Here's to a great 2018 for all of us. Have a very merry Christmas! :)ReplyDelete
The marketing beast devours another victim. I might prefer the pain of querying to it, I don't know. Merry Christmas to you, and cheers for a great return on investment in 2018!ReplyDelete
Promo ads are tricky. When you find ones that are worth the buck, let us know. :)ReplyDelete
All the best of the season to you too. :-)ReplyDelete
Anna from elements of emaginette
Promo is a crapshoot unless you have the big bucks.ReplyDelete
Have a wonderful Christmas.
Hi, Cathrina! Thanks for your kind comment after stopping by my accidentally-published-unfinished-draft earlier today. I've not published a book yet, but I've helped my sister promote her two books. Promotion is expensive! Merry Christmas to you and your family and happy writing in December!ReplyDelete
I don't think I would change anything that I could change. I'm here. I'm writing. It's not all finished. That's okay. :)ReplyDelete
Marketing can be difficult.ReplyDelete
Merry Christmas and a happy, safe New Year to you
I tried paid for marketing when I published my first short story collection - I don’t think it made any difference. Sadly, I think a lot of it comes down to luck.ReplyDelete
Have a wonderful Christmas!