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Hi all:

You can now sign up  :D

http://reneepawlish.com/promo/index.php/for-authors/

You sign up at the end of the For Authors page (but please read the directions). I will be mailing out the link to the google doc to you with 24 hours (hopefully sooner, but I do have a day job that gets in the way).

May 13-14 will be a 99 cent promo. It can be a Countdown Deal, but keep in mind that if your book is a CD, international readers may not be able to get in on the deal.

Please read the directions, I think it will explain everything (If you are familiar with Patty Jansen's promos, this is the same). If you have any suggestions, please PM me. I will be setting up a Facebook page, and will update with that info when I have that finished.

Also, please bear with me. This is the first one I am doing, so there might be a glitch or two to work out :) Thanks!
And again, my thanks to Patty Jansen for all her help!

I have been mostly a lurker here, but I've learned a lot from everyone, one being Patty Jansen.

I am going to start a promo deal like Patty has. I have been in touch with her about what she's done to make it so successful. The problem has been I write mysteries, not SFF, so I haven't participated in hers. But I think those of us who write mysteries and thrillers could have great success duplicating what she's done. With that in mind, I'd like to see what interest everyone in mysteries/thrillers has. I am working on setting up the pages I'll need and a mailing list for us, but plan to do things like she's done.

For now, here are the details. I will post a link in the next week or so with signup and the first promo date.

If you haven't done one of these before, please read the instructions before entering.


HOW DOES IT WORK?

1. The site:

I put up a bunch of books that are either free or 99c (coming soon and I will update here). Here is Pattys for an example (wave to Patty, she has been awesome with answering my questions): http://pattyjansen.com/promo/

2. Social media:

I have a mailing list of over 10k, over 2000 likes on my Facebook page, and over 15k on Twitter. I will promote to these.
Someone else likes Facebook and is in a bunch of groups
Someone is really good at G+
Or Reddit
Or Instagram
Or has a following on another forum (like Mobilereads)
Or has a mailing list

We all post the link to the promo at the social media outlets of our choice on the day(s) of the promo. We like/retweet/repost each other's posts

3. The proof:

We dont have this yet for mysteries/thrillers, but check out Pattys social proof. I think we could match this.

4. The rules:

Books must be Mystery or Thriller.
If a paid promo, they must be full-length novels (otherwise 99c isn't much of a deal).
Books must be presented well: nice cover, nice blurb, nice writing. I reserve the right to refuse books that don't make the grade. I will be lenient, but if an entry is very obviously not ready, I can't post it.
I dont care about minimum reviews/star rating.
Enter a different book with each promo if you can, its better for the readers.

NO COST to the author, but you MUST be willing to post to your mailing list and/or use your social media footprint to participate.

5. Register for the next promo:

Link will be coming soon.


6. What's in it for me:

Its a great way to get other eyes on my books (as well as yours).

Disclosure: I WILL use my affiliate tags on the promos. I have no idea how much this will be, but the main purpose is the cross-promo opportunity.

If I've forgotten anything, I will address is :)

Reply or DM me with questions. Please note that I have a day job so it might take me a bit to reply  ;) Thanks!



« Last Edit: November 07, 2017, 08:15:14 PM by reneepawlish »

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Hi,
I'm in! I don't have a big mailing list but I can send it to the people I do have and tweet it - if that's okay?
thanks!

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Thanks for starting this! (So I don't have to.  :P)

Seriously, I was going to do the same thing so I'm definitely interested.

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I've been waiting for this! "Sky Garden" has its new cover and it's good to go! Thanks, Renee :)

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I'm in.

Renee, thanks for getting this started.

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I'm in.

Renee, thanks for getting this started.
Plus one! Great idea:)

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Thanks everyone for your interest and responses. I am going to work on things this weekend, and as soon as I get my mailchimp account and pages set up, I will post here. If you know of anyone not on Kboards that would be interested, feel free to let them know.

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I'm totally interested! I've been waiting for an announcement about this ever since Patty mentioned in her Facebook group that you'd be setting this up. :) I've been participating in Patty's promos for months and have found them one of the most successful promotions around. If my YA Paranormal Mystery novel, Shade, qualifies, I'm in. I have 7,451 newsletter subscribers, 2,160 Twitter followers, and I recently joined Facebook. I'm also a member of Reddit - not active enough to create a post there, but I can upvote Reddit posts that someone else creates.   

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I'm interested!

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You're an absolute treasure, Renee. :-* I'm definitely interested.

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Re: Renee's mystery/thriller promo thread (like Patty Jansen's SFF thread)
« Reply #10 on: April 14, 2016, 05:20:04 PM »
Hi, Great idea. I have one mystery (a historical one) I am interested in promoting so if a historical mystery will fit, I'm in. :)

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Re: Renee's mystery/thriller promo thread (like Patty Jansen's SFF thread)
« Reply #11 on: April 14, 2016, 05:24:00 PM »
Thanks for setting this up! I'm definitely in. :D
 

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Re: Renee's mystery/thriller promo thread (like Patty Jansen's SFF thread)
« Reply #12 on: April 14, 2016, 05:48:47 PM »
I won't have anything to submit for a few months, but I'm definitely interested.

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Re: Renee's mystery/thriller promo thread (like Patty Jansen's SFF thread)
« Reply #13 on: April 14, 2016, 05:54:16 PM »
Is cosy mystery allowed?!
   

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Re: Renee's mystery/thriller promo thread (like Patty Jansen's SFF thread)
« Reply #14 on: April 14, 2016, 06:21:08 PM »
I'm interested for my cozy mysteries. Thanks!

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Re: Renee's mystery/thriller promo thread (like Patty Jansen's SFF thread)
« Reply #15 on: April 14, 2016, 06:50:00 PM »
Is cosy mystery allowed?!

Absolutely. I'll have to see how many people sign up, may just lump mysteries together, or may break them up into cozy, historical, noir (or whatever) so it makes it easier for readers. Not sure yet.

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Re: Renee's mystery/thriller promo thread (like Patty Jansen's SFF thread)
« Reply #16 on: April 14, 2016, 06:51:43 PM »
I'm totally interested! I've been waiting for an announcement about this ever since Patty mentioned in her Facebook group that you'd be setting this up. :) I've been participating in Patty's promos for months and have found them one of the most successful promotions around. If my YA Paranormal Mystery novel, Shade, qualifies, I'm in. I have 7,451 newsletter subscribers, 2,160 Twitter followers, and I recently joined Facebook. I'm also a member of Reddit - not active enough to create a post there, but I can upvote Reddit posts that someone else creates.   

I don't see why it couldn't be included - if this grows and a YA category ends up being needed, I could do that. For now, I'm sure it could go with whatever we have.

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Re: Renee's mystery/thriller promo thread (like Patty Jansen's SFF thread)
« Reply #17 on: April 14, 2016, 07:28:36 PM »
I don't see why it couldn't be included - if this grows and a YA category ends up being needed, I could do that. For now, I'm sure it could go with whatever we have.

Thanks, Renee! I'm so happy to hear this. :)

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Re: Renee's mystery/thriller promo thread (like Patty Jansen's SFF thread)
« Reply #18 on: April 15, 2016, 03:45:01 AM »
I am interested. Thanks.
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Re: Renee's mystery/thriller promo thread (like Patty Jansen's SFF thread)
« Reply #19 on: April 15, 2016, 04:27:30 AM »
I'd be up for it...couple of caveats. (1) As silly as it sounds, I'm not entirely sure what genre but have been marketing my book as a thriller. (2) I'm still building a social platform but would gladly share the word.

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Re: Renee's mystery/thriller promo thread (like Patty Jansen's SFF thread)
« Reply #20 on: April 15, 2016, 05:23:12 AM »
Sounds good. I'd love to get my cozies in. Thanks.  8)

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Re: Renee's mystery/thriller promo thread (like Patty Jansen's SFF thread)
« Reply #21 on: April 15, 2016, 07:30:47 AM »
I'd love to get in on this. I don't have much of a social media following, but I can post on my blog, Facebook and send to my (admittedly small) mailing list.


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Re: Renee's mystery/thriller promo thread (like Patty Jansen's SFF thread)
« Reply #22 on: April 15, 2016, 07:49:35 AM »
I'm very interested -- great idea! Thanks for starting this, Renee.

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Re: Renee's mystery/thriller promo thread (like Patty Jansen's SFF thread)
« Reply #23 on: April 15, 2016, 08:18:38 AM »
I'd be up for it...couple of caveats. (1) As silly as it sounds, I'm not entirely sure what genre but have been marketing my book as a thriller. (2) I'm still building a social platform but would gladly share the word.


I don't see a problem with the book. Once I get the pages up, submit it and do what you can on your platforms :)

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Re: Renee's mystery/thriller promo thread (like Patty Jansen's SFF thread)
« Reply #24 on: April 15, 2016, 09:47:19 AM »
This is a great idea, Renee. I'd like to take part, too, please, if you'll accept a traditional British whodunit.

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