So I did it. I published Being Human and now it's time to sit back and let the sales roll in.
Uh, I wish. It would appear I am not an instant hit or overnight sensation. Although there is still a chance at the overnight sensation. You never know, it could happen. Until then, I'm not holding my breath. Nope, I am going to be working hard. I am going to be pimping my links, searching ways to get my name and book out there and blogging. (And working on the next story.)
One thing I plan on doing is pitching on Twitter. Why you might ask, I'm not looking to impress an agent or publisher. But I am looking to impress potential readers and that makes my pitching more important. My pitch needs to grab attention. And not just grab, but demand attention. I have to figure out how to get people to click and buy all with a 140 characters. Less actually, because I also need to add hashtags to get to people who aren't following me
How do I do it though? How do I describe Being Human in a way that grabs attention? I can't just tweet, Buy my book, it's amazing #kindle #ebook http://link. That won't get anyone's attention. No, I need to entice. I need to say things like: All Tommy wants to do is survive. Is that too much to ask? Or how about: Sometimes the worst monsters are VERY human. These lines are from my book descriptions, but I feel like I need more. Like I could do better than those. Maybe this: Not all vampires sparkle in the sunlight. Some die. Or what about: It's nothing personal, Tommy's just trying to survive and he needs YOUR blood to do it. Maybe this will work: Not afraid to get some blood on your fangs?
I don't need just one, I need a few. A handful of interesting tweets to spread throughout the day and over the week. Something that when luck strikes, the person reading won't be able to resist clicking the link provided. You understand my dilemma? Some of you probably even share it. Maybe a few have figured it out. If so, I'm all ears for any hints or tips.