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Looking for participants for a Thriller/Mystery/Suspense cross-promotion to run April 28-May 3
-hoping to get a fresh set of books to offer-

Get exposure and increase the size of your email list

http://bookdeals.today/thriller-mystery-suspense-in-april/

-Thriller/Mystery/Suspense- any sub-genre
-Novels / Novellas only
-I will host the page and supply some images -
-All authors will email their lists and promote on social media - Twitter - Facebook - your website etc.

I need your first & last name, email address, Instafreebie link, number of subscribers on your list and I'll add your cover from the Instafreebie link.
Note: I don't care how small your list is or if it is zero - it just helps with planning.

Fill out the google form at https://goo.gl/YHsz59
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Re: Instafreebie Group Giveaway-April 28-May 3-Thriller/Mystery/Suspense
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2017, 10:28:00 AM »
Get exposure and increase the size of your email list.  :)


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Re: Instafreebie Group Giveaway-April 28-May 3-Thriller/Mystery/Suspense
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2017, 01:20:06 PM »
When you say 'fresh set of books to offer' are you ruling out past participants?

Thanks


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Re: Instafreebie Group Giveaway-April 28-May 3-Thriller/Mystery/Suspense
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2017, 04:51:25 PM »
When you say 'fresh set of books to offer' are you ruling out past participants?

Thanks

Not necessarily. Offering a variety of books over several promotions will keep
the subscribers interested in looking for new material.


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Re: Instafreebie Group Giveaway-April 28-May 3-Thriller/Mystery/Suspense
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2017, 07:14:30 PM »
Would a Scifi thriller work?

I write space opera Scifi.  If you like heavy action and deep concepts check out my stuff.
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Re: Instafreebie Group Giveaway-April 28-May 3-Thriller/Mystery/Suspense
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2017, 09:41:28 AM »
Would a Scifi thriller work?

That's a good question (one I have been asked before) and I guess it depends on the SciFi aspect.

If it's too 'outer space'' for expectations of the thriller/mystery/suspense crowd an author
may get signups but will they stay with them? You don't need a ton of unsubscribers affecting
your account the next time you send a newsletter or offer.

I have no objection to adding a book if you want to try it.







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Re: Instafreebie Group Giveaway-April 28-May 3-Thriller/Mystery/Suspense
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2017, 08:20:55 AM »
Get exposure, Build your list. The cattle call continues :)


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Re: Instafreebie Group Giveaway-April 28-May 3-Thriller/Mystery/Suspense
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2017, 02:34:14 PM »
Don't be shy...we won't make you cry  :D


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Re: Instafreebie Group Giveaway-April 28-May 3-Thriller/Mystery/Suspense
« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2017, 01:27:16 PM »
Up to twelve participants-looking for more/ :D


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Re: Instafreebie Group Giveaway-April 28-May 3-Thriller/Mystery/Suspense
« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2017, 02:58:10 PM »
I am really new to this still, with instafreebi do I need to worry about delivery to the readers of the book or no?  Also, the book can NOT be in KU/select right?

edit - Also the book I am thinking of is a scifi military 'mission impossible' type of story, your thoughts if this would be right for this?
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Re: Instafreebie Group Giveaway-April 28-May 3-Thriller/Mystery/Suspense
« Reply #10 on: April 20, 2017, 07:58:37 PM »
Instafreebie will send an email with the book attached - if I sign up for the epub I get an email with the epub attached and a link that lets me get other formats if I want. A few folks have a hard time figuring out how to load the file so I follow up with an email that gives then a Bookfunnel link that guides them through the process.

I would suggest trying it yourself by signing up for one of the books on a promo and seeing how it comes http://bookdeals.today/
You can unsubscribe after.

If you want to put a book on Instafreebie, you need to take it out of KU. I think some people have tried a sample of the 10% preview you get on Amazon but I have no idea how well that works.

Fill out the form and we can add the book to the promo.


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Re: Instafreebie Group Giveaway-April 28-May 3-Thriller/Mystery/Suspense
« Reply #11 on: April 21, 2017, 01:16:49 AM »
OK, Lloyd, your persistence convinced me to join forces. I'm in.


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Re: Instafreebie Group Giveaway-April 28-May 3-Thriller/Mystery/Suspense
« Reply #12 on: April 21, 2017, 01:42:55 AM »
I made hundreds of new subscribers las month with Lloyd's promo, and it has seen a modest boost in sales of the sequels. Clearly not everyone is looking to buy, but then we know that when we set up the giveaways.

I'm sigining up with another novel for this months giveaway, which will be good for everyone since I now have more people to send the promo to than I did last month. It's worth it for the numbers boost - just make sure you have your auto-responders set up if you want sales to more of your books.
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Re: Instafreebie Group Giveaway-April 28-May 3-Thriller/Mystery/Suspense
« Reply #13 on: April 21, 2017, 08:18:13 AM »
OK, Lloyd, your persistence convinced me to join forces. I'm in.
Thanks for joining Al, I sent an email regarding the link - I need a Giveaway link that has /free/ in it.


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Re: Instafreebie Group Giveaway-April 28-May 3-Thriller/Mystery/Suspense
« Reply #14 on: April 21, 2017, 09:40:24 AM »
Thanks Lloyd.  Apologies for being late.  I'm in.

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Re: Instafreebie Group Giveaway-April 28-May 3-Thriller/Mystery/Suspense
« Reply #15 on: April 21, 2017, 09:42:26 AM »
Quick question. I'm relaunching a mystery/thriller this weekend on Instafreebie (changed cover and had another round of editing done on it) and would love to jump into the giveaway, but I won't have a link till Sunday. Is that too late to send you a link?

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Re: Instafreebie Group Giveaway-April 28-May 3-Thriller/Mystery/Suspense
« Reply #16 on: April 21, 2017, 09:46:25 AM »
I'm down for joining.  I'll send yo my info.

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Re: Instafreebie Group Giveaway-April 28-May 3-Thriller/Mystery/Suspense
« Reply #17 on: April 21, 2017, 02:23:07 PM »
Ok I submitted mine.  I dont have a mailing list, but my blog is 200+ which I will post to.  What will the page look like?  I am new to this still so do readers click on EVERY link at once, or individually?  I ask because if there was some way to delineate that this was a 'scifi' thriller I might not have the unsubscribe issue you mention.

I write space opera Scifi.  If you like heavy action and deep concepts check out my stuff.
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Re: Instafreebie Group Giveaway-April 28-May 3-Thriller/Mystery/Suspense
« Reply #18 on: April 21, 2017, 03:04:20 PM »
Quick question. I'm relaunching a mystery/thriller this weekend on Instafreebie (changed cover and had another round of editing done on it) and would love to jump into the giveaway, but I won't have a link till Sunday. Is that too late to send you a link?
Sunday will be fine.


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Re: Instafreebie Group Giveaway-April 28-May 3-Thriller/Mystery/Suspense
« Reply #19 on: April 21, 2017, 03:11:11 PM »
Ok I submitted mine.  I dont have a mailing list, but my blog is 200+ which I will post to.  What will the page look like?  I am new to this still so do readers click on EVERY link at once, or individually?  I ask because if there was some way to delineate that this was a 'scifi' thriller I might not have the unsubscribe issue you mention.

Don't worry about the mailing list. Everybody has to start somewhere. I will send out some information and images tomorrow.

This is what the page will look like. I will move it to the front page to replace the promo running now. The visitors look over the covers, click on the one(s) they want and are taken to Instrafreebie for each one to sign up and get the book. As you can see there is a variety within the genres for the promotion and I think you will be fine.
http://bookdeals.today/coming-april-28-may-3/


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Re: Instafreebie Group Giveaway-April 28-May 3-Thriller/Mystery/Suspense
« Reply #20 on: April 21, 2017, 03:25:42 PM »
I made hundreds of new subscribers las month with Lloyd's promo, and it has seen a modest boost in sales of the sequels. Clearly not everyone is looking to buy, but then we know that when we set up the giveaways.

I'm sigining up with another novel for this months giveaway, which will be good for everyone since I now have more people to send the promo to than I did last month. It's worth it for the numbers boost - just make sure you have your auto-responders set up if you want sales to more of your books.
Glad you've had success. The greatest benefit I've seen so far with my mailing list is in a new release. I've tested it before with a pen name and my last release under my own name showed me the boost you can get at the start. You upload a new release at .99 and send it to your list as a limited time promo and I was surprised at the boost you get at the start. Everybody is going to get a different boost depending on the size of your list plus how good your books are. I followed a couple of authors (better than me) who have had great starts because of their list and it proved to me this is a great way to get visibility. At least some people know you are alive ;D


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« Reply #21 on: April 22, 2017, 11:10:28 AM »
Still some time to get involved in the cross-promotion and build your list.

Don't end up slapping yourself silly because you missed it  :)


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Re: Instafreebie Group Giveaway-April 28-May 3-Thriller/Mystery/Suspense
« Reply #22 on: April 22, 2017, 08:53:08 PM »
Don't worry about the mailing list. Everybody has to start somewhere. I will send out some information and images tomorrow.

This is what the page will look like. I will move it to the front page to replace the promo running now. The visitors look over the covers, click on the one(s) they want and are taken to Instrafreebie for each one to sign up and get the book. As you can see there is a variety within the genres for the promotion and I think you will be fine.
http://bookdeals.today/coming-april-28-may-3/

Hey, that is pretty cool.  This is all new to me so pretty exciting seeing stuff like this!

I write space opera Scifi.  If you like heavy action and deep concepts check out my stuff.
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Re: Instafreebie Group Giveaway-April 28-May 3-Thriller/Mystery/Suspense
« Reply #23 on: April 23, 2017, 10:50:54 AM »
20 of us so far...anyone else? :)


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Re: Instafreebie Group Giveaway-April 28-May 3-Thriller/Mystery/Suspense
« Reply #24 on: April 24, 2017, 03:59:46 PM »
Hey, that is pretty cool.  This is all new to me so pretty exciting seeing stuff like this!
VayneLine your email address bounced when I tried to send you the information.


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