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Old 07-08-2014, 12:54 PM   #1
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So, my little debut horror novella is now out. I opted for the Amazon route with Kindle and it's kind of weird!

I'm hoping some knowledgeable horror hounds can give me some ideas or pointers. It's clear that if the book is competitively priced you'll snag a few curiosity buyers but getting it 'out there' to a wider audience within your targeted demographic is a question I have yet to answer! If anybody has any ideas, I'm all ears.

Maybe if you've got a project out we could exchange ideas on raising their visibility.

In the meantime if you want to see my debut novella it's here: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Burning-Hous...4799944&sr=8-1

Anyway, thanks for taking the time for reality this!


If you self published you will need strong word of mouth such as Facebook or social networking sites.

If you have some money I would say hire a Literary Agent they can push your book.
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Old 07-09-2014, 06:18 AM   #2
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https://www.facebook.com/pages/Books...46300668720424
https://www.facebook.com/SeveredPress
Ive noticed from some amazon reviews, that authors have given their book away for free, in exchange for a review.
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Old 07-09-2014, 06:53 AM   #3
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Yeah, and coincidentally I'm doing just that. I've sent it off to some sites to get reviewed but the Kindle version is also going to be free from tomorrow (Thursday) for 5 days. Hopefully that'll generate some interest and I'll see what sort of impact it makes in terms of Amazon reviews etc.
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Get your book on Goodreads and promote it there, too! There's a great horror community there named Horror Aficionados that will give you feedback and insight.

You can also try reddit to promote. Dreadit is a huge horror subreddit that allows self promotion on specific days. (Make sure you read the rules about it before posting there.)

Best of luck!
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Old 07-09-2014, 10:54 AM   #5
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Thanks, Panic. I've signed up to Good reads and joined the horror group. Hoping to not only promote my little book but also get some recommendations so it's perfect. Thanks again. Great advice.
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I also self publish my own book, a comic series in fact. Years ago I was doing more aggressive promotion on legacy and the then most popular social network Myspace and it worked well. But these days I have less time for this so I concentrate on Facebook mostly. I promote it through various groups that are horror and/or comic related. I also gave a go at facebook ads. Other than that, selling it through Amazon helps with some visibilty. In the real world, I get my best visibility by setting up booths in comic, indie art and music conventions. That's where I make the most sales in the shortest time.

Another interesting thing is ad swaps. I trade page real estate in my books for ads in exchange for the same in other indie creator's books.

Back online, legacy like this are great if you keep active. I'll be sharing my work here soon enough.
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