I've sold a few copies of my book since then and I've gained more followers on Twitter.
So thank you, everyone, who helped me spread the word. I appreciate the help and support!
Now I'm just waiting to hear what the reviews will be. Who liked it, who hated it. Doesn't matter, really. I'm stoked! I've shared my gift.
One thing I've learned in all of this, Twitter is a very powerful promotional tool. I try to keep track of things I've tweeted, the ones that seem to get the most re-tweets and the most laughs.
Several of the tweets I used this time around were things like, "I don't claim to have perfect
Fun things like that. After it went back to being $1.99, one of the things I tweeted was, "My book is no longer free, but you can't beat $1.99, even with a stick. Well... you could, but you'd look silly".
I try to be funny. I try to use trending hashtags or ones that I have looked up that pertain to my book. And of course, I always make sure I link to my book. Bitly.com helps with shortening links.
But yeah, seems like every time I tweeted a "good one" my downloads increased. Lots of my friends shared my link on Facebook. Some of them shared with the groups they belonged to and that helped a lot.
I certainly promoted my butt off in two days!
Again, thanks to all of you who helped! I'm planning on a one day giveaway on October 11. It's my birthday, but I'll be the one giving the gift. So if you'd like to help me spread the word yet again, I'd love it. And of course, I'd appreciate it.
Work will resume on book two soon. I tried Scrivener and loved it, so that will be my present to myself. I'll be getting that soon and then I can get right back to work! Yay!
Hope you all had a good weekend. I'll see you soon.