Since publishing the Kindle version of The Girlfriend Experience in December, 2012, it’s been my intention to promote the book with a Goodreads Giveaway. I read about Colleen Hoover’s example and learned that her Slammed series languished for months until she did a giveaway and her book got picked up by the blogs. So from that time on I considered a giveaway the cornerstone of my promotion plan.
But Goodreads requires a physical copy – no eBooks allowed.
It gives me great pleasure to announce my Goodreads Giveaway promotion, running through November 6:
Since making up my mind to do the promotion I’ve made ten revisions, added five chapters, and cut 10,000 words. Three rounds of print proof reviews later and my book is now on sale at CreateSpace.
As of today the giveaway has been active for about 16 hours. Fifty-eight potential readers have entered, and 28 have added The Girlfriend Experience to their to-read shelves.
Colleen Hoover made it big not because of her Goodreads promotion, but because she writes good stuff. But nobody knew it until she got noticed.
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