Amazon, Hawkesbury Upton Literature Festival, HULF, MailChimp, marketing, newsletter, Samuel Plank
As I mentioned, I went to the Hawkesbury Upton Literature Festival at the weekend and as well as taking part, I also had time to attend a couple of sessions as an audience member. And at one of those I picked up an excellent tip, to create a free guide to the Sam Plank series. The idea is that people who have never heard of me or of the books might – quite rightly – be uneasy about parting with their money but might be willing to download a free taster guide to see if it’s to their taste.
So today’s task has been to create said guide. What I have included is the cover blurb and first chapter for each book and a shortened glossary at the end, as well as plentiful links to encourage people to sign up to my monthly newsletter and/or actually buy a book or five.
My remaining problem is listing it on Amazon for free; they are understandably not really in the business of offering free books (as they can’t retain a royalty percentage of nothing) but apparently there are dastardly ways and sneaky means of doing it. But while I research that, there is no reason why I can’t start handing out the guide anyway – so here it is!
The Official Guide to the Sam Plank Mysteries book series
It’s in the form of a PDF (albeit formatted for Kindle-ish dimensions, hence the small pages), and I’d be delighted if you would download it with gusto and forward it in a wanton fashion to friends, family and even slight acquaintances. And I’ll keep you posted on my Amazon endeavours.