Before I get to my IWSG post, lets celebrate Medeia Sharif's new cover for her upcoming release A LOVE THAT DISTURBS. Isn't it eerie and just a bit seductive? I think so.
A LOVE THAT DISTURBS by Medeia Sharif
Evernight Teen, June 17, 2016
Maysa Mazari is alarmed by her mother’s talk about arranged marriage. Meanwhile, as a hijab-wearing Pakistani-American, she wants to find love on her own. Her judgmental Muslim clique has protected her from racist taunts, although the leader, Aamal, is turning on her as Maysa strays from the group because of her attraction to Haydee.
Haydee Gomez is a former gang member and juvenile detention student. Now living with a clean-cut aunt, she wants to turn her life around, even though one person will never let her forget her roots—Rafe, her abusive pimp. Haydee attempts to pull away from a life of prostitution when she develops feelings for Maysa, although Rafe isn’t willing to give her up too easily.
Finding themselves in danger from Maysa’s friends and Haydee’s pimp, it’s apparent their love disturbs everyone around them as they fight to stay together.
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The release for SEISMIC CRIMES came and went. It is now out there for everyone to purchase, read and review.
Analysis of My Release Day Promo Efforts:
1. Bloggers participating in A to Z included a promo in their S post.
Results: 20 people had signed up. All but 5 posted the promo I sent. I received a good response from commenters, which is always nice to see.
2. Thunderclap Campaign.
I had 5 different messages going out at all different hours on April 22nd.
Results: I had 120 supporters. 100 tweets. 31 Tumblr posts. 3 Facebook posts. Although those are great numbers, I saw nothing happen with it.
3. Announcements across all social media and Yahoo Loops (aka Yahoo Groups).
Results: In my announcements in the Yahoo Groups/Loops I included two pre-made tweets. Many authors I know tweeted for me and my publisher sent out many tweets. All of those got a bunch of re-tweets. This was definitely more effective than Thunderclap.
When Seismic Crimes was up for pre-order, I did a cover reveal.
Results: The pre-release rank was pretty good.
Overall Result: I had an over-whelming amount of support in the blogosphere and twitter-verse, which led the charge for my release day. Definitly take advantage of this and not just Thunderclap, which I don't think is as effective since you can't add a picture or a link preview.
QUESTION: What are your promo efforts for a new release?
Title: Seismic Crimes
Author: Chrys Fey
Series: Disaster Crimes Series (Book Two)
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