Instafreebie. The simplest and coolest way to spread your writing brand! So easy, it's almost insane.
I haven't written anything in here in awhile and I thought this would be a good time to do it as I am now embarking on a brave new adventure...establishing my brand with the readers who are most likely to enjoy my work.
The worst thing about being a new writer, and sometimes even an older one, is that you shoot in the dark a lot.
Yes, Amazon and Smashwords, and the other sites out there that sell your books are cool. Way cool. You can publish your own works and not have to go through months long, sometimes years long time to see your work before the eyes of readers.
While the results of self publishing are not always spectacular, they do need a light shed on them to be effective.
Through several Facebook Groups and a dozen or so writers I've learned about Instafreebie. See end of article for the two groups I am currently a member of and who've been GREAT help to me.
It's a great way to build an email list.
And quite frankly, unless you somehow press the right button as a writer with your audience out there and go viral,
then you need to do more.
Giving away a story or novel to get hardcore readers is a no brainer They like, you win. They don't like; well then at least you're no worse off than before.
This gives you a chance to test the waters in a safe environment and to build up over time, as I've been told, and am now starting to see, a real mailing list you can use to promote your works to. A list of readers who are more likely to purchase your works in the future.
Instafreebie is exceptionally easy to use.
You can start with the free version if you just want to get a lot of recognition and reads, but you don't get any email lists that way.
The next and better thing if you're like me then, is to test the waters by doing their free 30 day offer. If you don't like it, don't buy. But if you do, it's only 20 bucks a month to keep it up.
I already have four more subscribers in my first few hours than I've managed to get for years now, even though I've sold thousands of novels and stories by now.
I've chatted with many writers now who swear by Instafreebie, and if I hadn't been a member of the various writing groups online, I would never have found out about it.
So take that trembling writer's hand and click on your browser and punch in, instafreebie.com. The rest is a breeze. Feel free to contact me if you have further questions. I read all the comments here.
Have a wonderful day writing and reading.
P.S. The Groups
#FreebieFriday on #InstaFreebie Promos
Instafreebie Share Group Free Book Promotion
Great members and great resources for the serious writer.
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