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Re: Re: Renee's mystery/thriller promo thread - May promo closed
« Reply #150 on: May 12, 2016, 08:54:23 AM »
Hi, do you mean the sign-up for authors at the bottom of the page? If it didn't work, can you tell me (or PM me) and let me know what happened, so I can get it fixed? I don't see any issue from this end.
Or was it something else?
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Looks like I got it to work. Problem was my browser, I think. Thanks.  ;D

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« Reply #151 on: May 12, 2016, 08:55:16 AM »
Looks like I got it to work. Problem was my browser, I think. Thanks.  ;D

No problem :)

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Re: Renee's mystery/thriller promo thread - May promo closed
« Reply #152 on: May 12, 2016, 09:22:13 AM »
By the way, thank you Renee for the Countdown tip - I cannot currently use it for the book I am participating with but on Patty's promo one day I could use it.

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« Reply #153 on: May 12, 2016, 11:05:16 AM »
By the way, thank you Renee for the Countdown tip - I cannot currently use it for the book I am participating with but on Patty's promo one day I could use it.

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Re: Re: Renee's mystery/thriller promo thread - May promo closed
« Reply #154 on: May 12, 2016, 11:26:30 AM »
I thought and in the FB group Renee wrote that she will send tomorrow an email with the FB and Twitter links to share so that they get more shares, retweets, likes, etc. Just like Patty. or at least I thought so.

Yes, but if those are the only links being used we will not get anywhere near as much exposure. I would urge everyone in this promo to pay close attention to how Patty's highly successful promos have worked. They have not been successful just by everyone relying on Patty to do the bulk of the work (such as by her creating posts and everyone sharing her links), but by every author in the promo taking an active role, which includes making their own posts and everyone sharing (liking, retweeting, etc.) everyone else's posts.

If participants in this promo do not get involved like that, this promo will be nowhere near as effective as Patty's, to the point where it would border on being a waste of time. Renee is playing a key role in setting things up, but we each must fulfill our key role in actively promoting it with our own posts and providing algorithm-tweaking support (like, +1, upvote, share, retweet, reblog, etc) to posts others make.

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Re: Re: Renee's mystery/thriller promo thread - May promo closed
« Reply #155 on: May 12, 2016, 12:52:36 PM »
Yes, but if those are the only links being used we will not get anywhere near as much exposure. I would urge everyone in this promo to pay close attention to how Patty's highly successful promos have worked. They have not been successful just by everyone relying on Patty to do the bulk of the work (such as by her creating posts and everyone sharing her links), but by every author in the promo taking an active role, which includes making their own posts and everyone sharing (liking, retweeting, etc.) everyone else's posts.

If participants in this promo do not get involved like that, this promo will be nowhere near as effective as Patty's, to the point where it would border on being a waste of time. Renee is playing a key role in setting things up, but we each must fulfill our key role in actively promoting it with our own posts and providing algorithm-tweaking support (like, +1, upvote, share, retweet, reblog, etc) to posts others make.
I absolutely agree. It's up to all of us to make this work.


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Re: Renee's mystery/thriller promo thread - May promo closed
« Reply #156 on: May 12, 2016, 01:46:23 PM »
Yes, but if those are the only links being used we will not get anywhere near as much exposure. I would urge everyone in this promo to pay close attention to how Patty's highly successful promos have worked. They have not been successful just by everyone relying on Patty to do the bulk of the work (such as by her creating posts and everyone sharing her links), but by every author in the promo taking an active role, which includes making their own posts and everyone sharing (liking, retweeting, etc.) everyone else's posts.

If participants in this promo do not get involved like that, this promo will be nowhere near as effective as Patty's, to the point where it would border on being a waste of time. Renee is playing a key role in setting things up, but we each must fulfill our key role in actively promoting it with our own posts and providing algorithm-tweaking support (like, +1, upvote, share, retweet, reblog, etc) to posts others make.

I agree and I think some may have misunderstood.  Renee was speaking about the one she was creating to get the ball rolling.  I do not believe she said that it was the only one and has encouraged all of us to do our own posts etc. and to trickle them out throughout the promotional days. 

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Re: Re: Renee's mystery/thriller promo thread - May promo closed
« Reply #157 on: May 12, 2016, 02:19:27 PM »
I agree and I think some may have misunderstood.  Renee was speaking about the one she was creating to get the ball rolling.  I do not believe she said that it was the only one and has encouraged all of us to do our own posts etc. and to trickle them out throughout the promotional days. 

It has to be a team effort.

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« Reply #158 on: May 12, 2016, 02:44:49 PM »
I will be scheduling my newsletter and blog post tonight. It'll cross post to my social media. Looking forward to making this a success.

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Re: Renee's mystery/thriller promo thread - May promo closed
« Reply #159 on: May 12, 2016, 03:43:06 PM »
Thanks to Renee - the page looks wonderful.  Here it is:  http://reneepawlish.com/promo/

I'm setting up my newsletter to send out tomorrow morning.  Let's all send out Tweets and FB posts!


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Re: Renee's mystery/thriller promo thread - May promo closed
« Reply #160 on: May 12, 2016, 04:06:32 PM »
I'll be doing my own posts tomorrow on facebook and on twitter etc, together with retweets and likes where I see others post. I'll also be posting on an invite only UK facebook page for mainly mystery thriller readers with around a thousand members, in my own name and not my author name. Saying that, it won't do me any good, because I have a different assin for the UK as it is a different version for the UK market, using British English, so my link in the UK wont work. It's just a well really, because they frown on self-advertising. Hopefully it will help others.  Unfortunately, I don't have much of a mailing list for that to be worthwhile.


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Re: Renee's mystery/thriller promo thread - May promo closed
« Reply #161 on: May 12, 2016, 07:28:08 PM »
Renee, you rock! Seriously. I don't know how you squeezed all this good author karma around your day job, but I imagine you'll be sleeping well Sunday. Great graphic, too. I know I missed the inaugural run, but I'll be posting about it tomorrow to my meager networks and wish everyone the best of luck. A rising mystery tide keeps us all in fedoras.  ;)

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« Reply #162 on: May 12, 2016, 09:01:11 PM »
Blech. I'm usually pretty good with Twitter but I scheduled a tweet for in the morning... without the link! Anyone know if there is a way to delete a scheduled tweet? I don't see one.

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Re: Renee's mystery/thriller promo thread - May promo closed
« Reply #163 on: May 12, 2016, 09:06:27 PM »
Per Judy, "Renee Rocks" is a good epigram for this promo.  It's up on my blog and set to be blasted out to my mailing list.  Anxious to hear everyone's results in a couple of days.


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Re: Renee's mystery/thriller promo thread - May promo closed
« Reply #164 on: May 12, 2016, 09:35:02 PM »
I'm excited to see how this promotion works. I sent out my newsletter (7,296 followers), Tweeted (2,186 followers on Twitter) and posted on my Facebook Author Page. Here are my links:

Facebook post: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1729424894001046&id=1649249058685297&substory_index=0

Tweet: https://twitter.com/marilynpeake/status/730976053766848512

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Re: Re: Renee's mystery/thriller promo thread - May promo closed
« Reply #165 on: May 12, 2016, 09:35:56 PM »
Blech. I'm usually pretty good with Twitter but I scheduled a tweet for in the morning... without the link! Anyone know if there is a way to delete a scheduled tweet? I don't see one.
What did you use to schedule with? If you're using ads.twitter.com you can actually edit the tweet. Go into the dropdown box that says promoted tweets and change it to scheduled tweets. All of your scheduled tweets will appear. Scroll to the one you want to edit and then click where it says edit on the far right. Then scroll up to the dialog box that just opened, and fix your tweet.

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Re: Re: Renee's mystery/thriller promo thread - May promo closed
« Reply #166 on: May 12, 2016, 09:50:46 PM »
What did you use to schedule with? If you're using ads.twitter.com you can actually edit the tweet. Go into the dropdown box that says promoted tweets and change it to scheduled tweets. All of your scheduled tweets will appear. Scroll to the one you want to edit and then click where it says edit on the far right. Then scroll up to the dialog box that just opened, and fix your tweet.
I don't do ads in twitter. I scheduled it in my regular account. I loath twitter ads & suspect they are ineffective because most people hate them & ignore them if they happen to see them. (No offense intended to people who do them)

Because I am very selective in promotions with my twitter account, when I do one I believe my followers are more likely to notice and RT. That has been my experience anyway. Obviously other people have other theories.
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Re: Re: Renee's mystery/thriller promo thread - May promo closed
« Reply #167 on: May 12, 2016, 09:53:28 PM »
I don't do twitter ads either. It's just an easy way to schedule tweets.
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« Reply #168 on: May 12, 2016, 09:55:15 PM »
I use tweetdeck. :)

Darn if I see any way to delete that tweet. I was obviously having a brain dead moment when I scheduled it.

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« Reply #169 on: May 12, 2016, 09:57:03 PM »
Also, how does one schedule tweets in a regular twitter account?

Edit: Nvmnd. I see now that you said you're using tweetdeck.
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« Reply #170 on: May 12, 2016, 10:00:43 PM »
Maybe this article could help: https://support.twitter.com/articles/20170322

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« Reply #171 on: May 12, 2016, 10:17:45 PM »
Thanks. I haven't read that article yet (I will since more info is always good) but I found out at least one way to delete a scheduled tweet. You can do a tweetdeck column of scheduled tweets. It will list your scheduled tweets and you can delete them if you need to. Whew. Now I will schedule one WITH the link. ;)

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« Reply #172 on: May 12, 2016, 10:19:17 PM »
Maybe this article could help: https://support.twitter.com/articles/20170322
Yeah I have i dunno 5 thousand or so followers and follow quite a few people who are active tweeters. Trying to keep track of anything in regular twitter would be a nightmare. :)
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Re: Renee's mystery/thriller promo thread - May promo closed
« Reply #173 on: May 12, 2016, 10:23:20 PM »
The other thing you can do.  When the post appears on your twitter timeline just delete it.  I always delete my sale posts when the sale is over.  No one wants to see sales that are outdated and nonfunctional.


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« Reply #174 on: May 12, 2016, 10:25:35 PM »
A good point about deleting sale tweets although finding them in my rather *cough* active timeline later might not be easy. ;)

Fortunately that one is deleted and a corrected one is now set to run in the morning. :)
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