"What kills a skunk is the publicity it gives itself." - Abraham Lincoln
So, I've been thinking about publicity and the best way to do it. There are all sorts of things I could do--more, in fact, than I have time to do even if I didn't have to go to work.
Problem is: what would be best?
Next problem the first problem brings up is: how do you determine what "best" means?
I'd have to say that the best answer to the latter question is what lets the most people know about my book in the least expensive manner possible. Good definition, yes? But how do I measure it? How do I know how many people know about my books already?
Thus, I fall back on another definition: what increases my sales by the largest amount for the smallest cost?
So, that definition down, what is the best option?
I'm leaving it up to some of my readers, some of whom I know have successfully done this before. Please give me your ideas.
I'm going to make this a contest, in fact. Here's the deal: if you give me an idea that I use, I'll send you a copy of my soon-to-be-published novel for free.
Even better, I'll send you a copy of the novel for free (unless your name is Leslie and you've already won a copy, in which case you get that novel AND another for free) AND I'll give you credit and discuss the option on the blog at a later date.
All you have to do is leave a comment to this blog post suggesting a GREAT book promotion idea.