Promoting DEAD(ish)

I’m going out on a bit of a limb here.

But – if you’ve read DEAD(ish) and liked it, and you’d like to spread the word… here’s a moderately painless way to do it 🙂

Just cut and paste this code into a blog post (HTML view, on wordpress) or website –

<p style=”text-align:center;”><strong>FREE Ebook!</strong></p><p style=”text-align:center;”><a href=”http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/2679″><img src=”http://freefictiononline.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/deadish_cover6_sm.png&#8221; width=”100px” /><br>DEAD(ish)<br>Naomi Kramer</a></p>

No pressure! It’s not like I can afford to pay you or even run a decent competition right now. But if you do add the above to your blog/site/whatever, let me know and I’ll give you a huge virtual SMOOCH 😀

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New Edition of DEAD(ish)

I guess this is my practice ebook… I’m trying to go fairly slow with it, but not let neuroses about it not being ‘perfect’ stop me from making it available.

As far as I can tell, the first edition has hit 400 downloads. So, I figure it’s time for a 2nd edition, right? 😀

Click here to download DEAD(ish)

The new edition has a less manky cover, and a few typo fixes.

More Covers for Dead(ish)

I’m NOT a graphic designer. I don’t have the right hardware, either. But, considering I don’t have money to pay someone to do it for me…

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What do you think?

DEAD(ish) Cover?

This search for a decent ‘cover’ for Dead(ish) is driving me batty.

Here’s my latest attempt:

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What do you think?

Wednesday Wisdom

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You’re like a ball of wool.

If you stay tightly wound too long, you’ll lose all your bounce.

The Great @onlinefiction Experiment

… has been more successful than I imagined.

To recap, this was the experiment:
– start a twitter account called @onlinefiction
– post three or four links to free, online fiction each hour (other people’s and mine)
– follow heaps of people (initially) to build some followers
– see what happened

(check out Twitter Promotions over at Publishing Renaissance for a more in-depth explanation)

HOLY CRAP!

This has been amazing. I’m gaining around 100 followers a week (and I’ve stopped following anyone except those who followed me first). People are clicking on those links I send out at an average of 70/hour – but up to 120/hour in busier periods. Writers are telling me that they’re gaining more readers and commenters. Readers are telling me that they’re finding some fantastic fiction.

Here’s an example from a fairly average hour of tweeting:

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That’s part of a bit.ly personal page. The main part of the page displays my most-recently-added links, the box over to the side tells me how many people have clicked one of my twitter links in the last hour, and which ones they clicked on.

Is this sustainable? Will click-throughs increase or decrease over time?

Honestly, I have no idea.

But I’m kinda enjoying the ride.

ZOMG!

I finally did something worth reporting on!

Check this out:

OK, the cover’s a little manky, I’ll admit, but I don’t have the budget for a cover designer, sorry 🙂

But let’s focus on the important bit…

My first ebook’s out on the internetz!!!!

W00000t!!!!!

😀