2016 is bringing new marketing and promotion techniques, and for those authors who pay attention, it can mean big bucks! Authors who pay attention to marketing and promotion trends and then utilize these new techniques in creative ways are going to make more book sales. I’m not suggesting that you should pick up any and every new marketing and promotions technique that comes along, but I am suggesting that you pay attention to new and revised ones.
And implement them when you can like I did with the ReScue Series!
In 2016, one of the big new marketing techniques is sponsored content. Now before you think, “Oh, that’s just ads, I’m already doing those with my promos to groups and author spotlights,” think again. A new trend that is showing up is to market and promote without seeming to. That’s right, without seeming to. It’s becoming clearer in the New Year that if you can do this, then you can sell more of your product, in this case your books.
So, what exactly is sponsored content then? Sponsored content are blogs or posts that offer more than pure advertisement. Let me give you an example. Let’s say you’ve written a story or book about reincarnation. Sponsored content would be either to write a blog post or article on the subject of reincarnation. Since this topic is one that most people are familiar with, I wouldn’t write a blog post say about what reincarnation is, I’d look for something else. Then at the end of the article, you can give a subtle plug for your book. By subtle I mean something along the lines of, “Divinitas is the story of two reincarnated souls who meet again and again trying to get their love right.” Then you’d make Divinitas a link directly to the book on your publisher’s site. That’s it. No big “buy my book now” or “read my book now.” Just simply this book is about this and the book title linked to the publisher’s book page.
And now that you’ve learned all there is to learn about sponsored contents, let me get to the real purpose of this blog: The Enslavement of Janet, ReScue Seriesfree read!
Did you know I have a new release out these days? And did you also know that this new release is ABSOLUTELY FREE? And that you can download it right here and now by clicking HERE?
“Are you sure you want to go through with this?” In front of room two hundred five, Leon spun Janet around, the leather leash he had attached to her white gold collar dangling on one side.
“I’m sure.” Steadfastly, she held his gaze.
He peered deep into her eyes, their color never ceasing to amaze him. To think that they had been as grey as the drizzly sky all day long, yet now they were as green as the foxy dress he had bought for her. Which all added to her allure, however little he cared to share the thought right at the moment.
Not that it was lost on his insightful lover, whose concerned gaze he intercepted on raising his.
Sean neared her. “Lynx, we’d understand if you want to back down—”
“I said I’ll do it.” The stubborn creature held up her chin in defiance. “So let’s get on with it.”
“As you wish.” He was through arguing and giving her the easy way out.
Whirling Janet around, Leon tied her wrists behind her back. Sean fitted a medium-size ball gag to her small mouth. And she was good to go.
And once you’ve read it, I bet you won’t resist temptation to read the other books in the series, Book 1 Re-Scue and Book 2 Tasting Leon’s Mark! And for your convenience, Re-Scue is also an Audio Book downloadable from Audible.
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However you lived your past, today you’re the key to changing your future
AUTHOR: Laura Tolomei
SERIES: free read
PUBLISHER: Self-Published (but professionally edited)
RELEASED: 17 April 2016
If she thought she’d have it easy, she was dead wrong. Leon Sterling is inflexible when it comes to his slaves, as Sean Davis well knows. Only now, Sean is his fellow master, Leon’s mastery over him having turned to fiery love during the first two books of the ReScue Series, Re-Scue and Tasting Leon’s Mark. So there’ll be no pity for Janet Ramsey, nothing except total surrender will do for her two demanding Doms. But if she’s ready for them, is she also ready for the wolves that her masters will command her to serve?
SERIES: Book 1
GENRE: Erotic Fiction
CATEGORY: Erotica, Gay LGBT, Male-Male, Multiple Partners, BDSM, Contemporary, Dark Fantasy, Paranormal, Time Travel, Horror, Shapeshifter, Fetish, Series, m/m, f/m/f
HEAT LEVEL: 5 flames
PUBLISHER: Romance Divine LLC
Only one rule: never fall in love. But the sex and blood is just too good to pass up. So what to do? Blood and sex are the only fair game he, the hunter, allows me, his prey, to have in our passionate chase through time and space. And for his sake, I’ve had more lives than I care to count. From one life to the next, I played his savage game, hungering for him in a way no amount of blood or sex could ever satisfy me. But not anymore! So how to beat him at his own game and get away with it?
SERIES: Book 2
GENRE: Erotic Contemporary
The world is full of hunters and their prey. But some prey can become hunters themselves while others have hidden claws. And surrender isn’t necessarily the loser’s choice. Surprisingly, it can turn out to create new connections or balance pre-existing ones.
So will Sean accept anything for another taste of Leon?