Thank you to all those who participated in the giveaway of e-book copies of my metaphysical sci-fi novel, The Fifth Prophet. If you were not one of the winners, please consider reading a copy anyway. If you did win, I would be very happy to hear your comments and thoughts. An honest review would also help a struggling indie author a great deal.
A confession and admission of marketing confusion might amuse you. I first tried the Amazon giveaway and posted a link on my website, thefifthprophet.com. The giveaway was to the first five participants, BUT that meant that Amazon would not publicize it. So … after a year of no takers (obviously nobody was wandering over to my website), and constantly renewing the giveaway I pushed another radio button. This time I chose “random” and for some silly reason chose the odds at 1 out of 200! It actually worked! Except that I was trying to giveaway the books and it timed out after 455 participants and only 2 books given out. So, finally I renewed with odds of 1 in 50 and 3 books zoomed out into the world in two days.
I’ve learned my lessons. The next giveaway, and there will be one, will be more efficient. 🙂 BTW, are any of you “following” me? I’d love to hear from you.