A week of promotion

September 30, 2011 Uncategorized

As well as writing on the various ideas I’ve got at the moment, this week has mainly been focusing on Promotion.

I was introduced to Project Wonderful last Wednesday. It is an interesting site, allowing users to bid on advertising space on a variety of sites of all subjects and sizes. My publisher promptly opened an account as a test and put a small amount of cash into it. Perhaps because it is targeted, the banners for The Docks appear to have a better return than Google Ads, both in terms of views and clicks.

At the same time, I’m trying to arrange a few guest blogs here (look out for Nov 2nd!) and just sent off a magazine article for the new Indie Firsts Magazine due out in December.

That’s all just for The Docks. Fire Season has been sent out for more reviews, and has been submitted to Virtual Pulp Press bookstore, where I’m hoping it will be accepted into their Aviation Adventure section. Their store has a very nice collection of books, but make sure adblocker is turned off or you won’t see them!

In other news, the Guardian has launched a loyalty card for Independant Bookshops. It’s not currently valid in the ones near me, but I’ll be keeping an eye out in case that changes.

On top of all that, I’ve got another 6,000 words written. Just for once, I’m actually glad it’s the weekend!

Update: Virtual Pulp Press have just added Fire Season to their listings.