Monday, February 29, 2016

Happy Leap Day and Giveaway Ends Tonight

Seems strange to call this leap day. We’re not leaping anything. In fact, we’re adding a step. So wouldn’t we be leaping over the 29th the other three years? We’re strange people, aren’t we?

My Amazon giveaway ends at midnight tonight. If you want a chance to win a copy of Blind Temptation, here’s the link: I doubt all the prizes are given away before the deadline.

Know what I learned from this giveaway? That I suck at advertising.

Then again, I did get a C in that class in college. HATED. IT.

I also learned that just because other people have success with something doesn’t mean I will, too.

So, will I do another giveaway with Amazon? I doubt it. I’ll just stick with giving away stuff to my newsletter subscribers, or bribe people with a giveaway to subscribe to my newsletter (I will be at three conventions this year) and hope their word-of-mouth helps me out.

So… Did you watch the Oscars last night? I did. It’s one of my guilty pleasures, even though I probably didn’t watch any of the movies nominated.

Happy Monday and leap away!


JeffO said...

Advertising is tough, self-promotion is tough. Even if you do everything right, it just may not work, and there's not necessarily a good reason for it.

Didn't watch the Oscars, watched the Bruins, instead. That was a mistake.

Maria Zannini said...

The thing with advertising is that it still must reach your audience.

re: Oscars
Didn't see it. I'll read about the highlights later.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Jeff - Can't say I did everything right. What is right anyway? I guess results would be right, huh? Mine sucked, so guess I did it wrong.

Maria - I have to find the audience first before I can reach them and frankly, I'm a little tired of looking. I think I'll just concentrate on my writing for awhile and forget all about marketing. Because I really suck at it! :)

The Happy Whisk said...

No, I don't watch them.

Sorry the giveaway didn't work out.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Ivy - I live and learn. Right?