Author Topic: (Promo Over) Double-Cross Lit cross-genre promo Romance & Crime/Noir  (Read 556 times)

jdcore

Maybe you've heard, I'm starting a new website dedicated to book sale cross-promos.

The tag is Love and Hate, and the genres are anything Romance and anything Crime or Crime-Noir. (Books do not have to feature both genre types, or they may. It's a spectrum thing.) The dates for the promo are February 22 to Feb 24 of 2019.

I'm still building the site, but the signup form is now open.

What's a noir story without a femme fatale? What's a romance novel without a bad boy? Crime and romance go together like Bonnie and Clyde. And what better month to feature tales of twisted love than February? Happy Valentine's Day.

To join this promo, your book must be a novel, a novella, a collection of flash fiction or short stories at least three stories in length, or an anthology for which you are listed as curator or editor; and must be 99 February 22 - 24 of 2019. It may also be a box set for which you are listed as author or author team, editor, or curator; and may cost up to $1.99 on the dates of the promo. By submitting a title, you agree to use your social media accounts and email list to promote the program. The book must be available on Amazon.com, but can also be available on other eBook platforms. This form closes at midnight February 11th, 2019 US Eastern time.

The form can be found here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdlxxvuVZI2o1rABdMNH3wWwsqCE7yS35n1u2ct8ryrUMCimQ/viewform?usp=sf_link
« Last Edit: March 01, 2019, 04:24:36 PM by jdcore »
 
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Maggie Ann

Okay, I'm in.

           
 

Electric Dan

Will you be sending out notifications to the list from the last promo with dates and links?  I don't have any books that qualify for this promo, probably, but I'll try to remember to tweet it out when the time comes, but I'll need the reminder.
     
 

jdcore

 Yes.  Actually I'm starting a new list for writers and I'll be migrating all the addresses from the last primo to it. But first I'm sending a note to old list next week.
 

Authoress

Got the email, thanks.

Hopefully Serial Stalker will fit for the crime one & I have Restless Spectres for the horror one (both novels).

Will add them later when I have time.

I love this, thank you.  :cheers

jdcore

Got the email, thanks.

Hopefully Serial Stalker will fit for the crime one & I have Restless Spectres for the horror one (both novels).

Will add them later when I have time.

I love this, thank you.  :cheers
Sounds like a couple of perfect fits.
 
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Authoress

Got the email, thanks.

Hopefully Serial Stalker will fit for the crime one & I have Restless Spectres for the horror one (both novels).

Will add them later when I have time.

I love this, thank you.  :cheers
Sounds like a couple of perfect fits.

Entered both, thanks.

They're both wide but will only be discounting at Amazon, so I clicked 'Amazon only'.

jdcore

Got the email, thanks.

Hopefully Serial Stalker will fit for the crime one & I have Restless Spectres for the horror one (both novels).

Will add them later when I have time.

I love this, thank you.  :cheers
Sounds like a couple of perfect fits.

Entered both, thanks.

They're both wide but will only be discounting at Amazon, so I clicked 'Amazon only'.
Perfect. I should probably adjust the form to account for that possibility. ;)

Also while I'm here, I'm trying to drive traffic to the site to get signups for the first two promos. It's sort of a beta run, but really it's solid free ebook advertising just like any 99 cent promo.

So I'm looking for Facebook groups I can post about this on. Recommendations appreciated.

Also if you're established on Reddit author groups, or want to blog about it, or can think of any other way I can get the word out, please let me know.
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Also if you're established on Reddit author groups, or want to blog about it, or can think of any other way I can get the word out, please let me know.
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Blogged it https://randomstuffandbooks.blogspot.com/   :thumb18:
 
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jdcore

Thank you. You're awesome.
 
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jdcore

This promo closes to new sign-ups in about two weeks.
 

jdcore

Sign ups for this promo end Sunday. Please join us. It's free, it's easy, and it's a good way to gain new readership.

The form can be found here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdlxxvuVZI2o1rABdMNH3wWwsqCE7yS35n1u2ct8ryrUMCimQ/viewform?usp=sf_link
 

jdcore

Two days remaining to sign up for this promo!
 

jdcore

Final day. Sign ups end at midnight eastern time.
 

Hopscotch

Oops!  I almost missed this promo but just submitted, and  :tup3b.
 

jdcore

Hopscotch, if that was you who sent four titles under different pen names, I got ya.
 

Hopscotch

Yep, and thank you for all the hard work that goes into your promos!
 

jdcore

Re: (SIGN UPS CLOSED) Double-Cross Lit cross-genre promo Romance & Crime/Noir
« Reply #17 on: February 13, 2019, 10:07:49 AM »
20 titles. 16 authors.

Romance - 3

Mixture - 5

Crime/Noir - 10

Box sets - 2
 

Authoress

Re: (SIGN UPS CLOSED) Double-Cross Lit cross-genre promo Romance & Crime/Noir
« Reply #18 on: February 18, 2019, 04:34:23 AM »
20 titles. 16 authors.


Email received, thank you  :cheers

jdcore

Re: (SIGN UPS CLOSED) Double-Cross Lit cross-genre promo Romance & Crime/Noir
« Reply #19 on: February 22, 2019, 03:53:51 AM »
This promo starts tonight at midnight.

If you are signed up and have not yet gotten the email, you can see it here: https://mailchi.mp/372b85d314f9/love-hate-99c-99p-final-reminder?e=[UNIQID]

There was a mistake in it where I accidentally typed April instead of February. Anyway, you get the gist.
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CoraBuhlert

Re: (STARTS TONIGHT) Double-Cross Lit cross-genre promo Romance & Crime/Noir
« Reply #21 on: February 22, 2019, 04:42:45 PM »
I posted about the promo at the Indie Crime Scene today.

Tomorrow, I'll hit Twitter and my own blog.

Blog | Pegasus Pulp | Newsletter | Author Central | Twitter | Instagram
Genres: All of them, but mostly science fiction and mystery/crime
 

Authoress

Re: (STARTS TONIGHT) Double-Cross Lit cross-genre promo Romance & Crime/Noir
« Reply #22 on: February 23, 2019, 08:01:13 AM »
Blogged, Facebooked & tweeting every few hours-ish  :band:

Maggie Ann

Re: (STARTS TONIGHT) Double-Cross Lit cross-genre promo Romance & Crime/Noir
« Reply #23 on: February 23, 2019, 01:24:24 PM »
Scheduled FB & tweets through the weekend.

Good luck everyone.
           
 

CoraBuhlert

Re: (STARTS TONIGHT) Double-Cross Lit cross-genre promo Romance & Crime/Noir
« Reply #24 on: February 24, 2019, 01:00:39 PM »
I mentioned the promo on my blog and tweeted about it a couple of time and will mention it in my newsletter, which goes out tonight or tomorrow.

1 sale so far.

Blog | Pegasus Pulp | Newsletter | Author Central | Twitter | Instagram
Genres: All of them, but mostly science fiction and mystery/crime
 

jdcore

Re: (FINAL DAY) Double-Cross Lit cross-genre promo Romance & Crime/Noir
« Reply #25 on: February 24, 2019, 04:25:11 PM »
This is the final day for this promo, and traditionally proactive pushing of the promos is slow on Sunday. Take a few minutes if you have it and schedule at least three more tweets or Facebook posts.

And if you're not in the promo, we'd appreciate a mention today. ;)

Thanks.
 

Authoress

Re: (FINAL DAY) Double-Cross Lit cross-genre promo Romance & Crime/Noir
« Reply #26 on: February 25, 2019, 06:16:46 AM »
Tweeted again & looked at US times, it's 20.14 here but I'll tweet again a couple more times later until Sunday is over, all over lol.  :icon_lol2:

Maggie Ann

Re: (FINAL DAY) Double-Cross Lit cross-genre promo Romance & Crime/Noir
« Reply #27 on: February 25, 2019, 08:35:57 AM »
I had already scheduled tweets/fb for today. One sale so far.

           
 

Authoress

Re: (FINAL DAY) Double-Cross Lit cross-genre promo Romance & Crime/Noir
« Reply #28 on: February 25, 2019, 08:56:55 AM »
I had already scheduled tweets/fb for today. One sale so far.

I hope you sell more.  :cheers

I reduced the price early for my Serial Stalker because of the 72 hours Amazon say it might take (they did it in 2-3 hours) & also because of the time difference (US & UK).

I sold 2 before the promo started, 1 today & 1 yesterday.

Let's hope we get more before the end.
Good luck all.

Maggie Ann

Re: (FINAL DAY) Double-Cross Lit cross-genre promo Romance & Crime/Noir
« Reply #29 on: February 25, 2019, 10:54:49 AM »
I'm extending the price for a few days for those people that don't open newsletters right away.
           
 

CoraBuhlert

Re: (FINAL DAY) Double-Cross Lit cross-genre promo Romance & Crime/Noir
« Reply #30 on: February 25, 2019, 03:13:46 PM »
I sent out my newsletter and tweeted some more about the promo. Two sales so far, both for Seeing Red.

Blog | Pegasus Pulp | Newsletter | Author Central | Twitter | Instagram
Genres: All of them, but mostly science fiction and mystery/crime
 

Authoress

Re: (FINAL DAY) Double-Cross Lit cross-genre promo Romance & Crime/Noir
« Reply #31 on: February 26, 2019, 09:14:53 PM »
Thanks Dave, for everything,

I ended up with the 4 sales that were from/because of this promo (2 were before the official start because Amazon reduced the book in record time).

I hope everyone had sales.

Looking forward to the next one now.

Many thanks for the work you put into it, it's much appreciated.  :cheers  :clap: