The day started with Aiden and I picking up a box of fresh “Hollywood Ass.” from the US and A. They look great, all thanks to my brilliant cover designer Etienne Bugeja. They’re available on Amazon US or Amazon UK etc. Read more about how to get your hands on one through the dedicated Hollywood Ass page. And if you’re interested in reviewing it for Amazon and your personal blog or website, send me your details and I might send you a print or e-book straight away. Any help getting the message out about the book is GREATLY appreciated.
(Yes, it’s an adorable kitten reading a book. All to get your attention.)
How do you market a book without reviews or testimonials? The answer is you don’t. Book reviews sell books, there’s no question about it. And for indie authors reviews are an even more important tool, because some e-book marketing sites won’t even accept an ad if the book has less than 4.0 stars out of 5 in average (I find this rule very strange), so without reviews or with a poor review average you will have little chance to get your writing out to a wider audience.
I know, I know. It’s an absolutely ridiculous headline showcasing my very bad taste.
But it does look good though, doesn’t it? And by that I don’t mean any old ass, I mean the print edition of Hollywood Ass. as displayed in the picture above. The cover is designed by the excellent designer Etienne Bugeja who also designed The Wake-Up Call.
Trying to “make it” as an indie author as taught me a lot about the power of the word FREE. The reason is that with Amazon Kindle Select you can run promotions where any of your self-published books are free for a set number of days. The idea is for the book to climb the many top lists on Amazon so that it gets maximum exposure. The “only” thing Amazon asks of you is that your book is exclusively published with Amazon for a three-month period.
It was a long time since I posted on the blog so I thought, what the hell…
As you all know by now, Hollywood Ass. is out. So far it’s just a soft-launch, meaning I haven’t really done any marketing around the book. We will see what happens once I do, I’m curious about this book and not really sure what to think of it myself to be honest.
A romantic and humorous story about Hollywood, fame, friendship and love.
If you like the drama celebrity lives provide, you should check out Hollywood Ass. a romantic comedy with loveable characters and lots of laughs.
A Hollywood superstar suffers a mental collapse, her marriage is on the ropes, her career is at a standstill and the only one keeping it all together is her loyal assistant and friend, Darryl. Problem is, he’s kind of in love with her. Soon he finds himself drawn into a story that is much like the movies his employer stars in. But in real life the answers aren’t in the script…