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Monday, July 8, 2013

One Week In!

I've been out and about in the Deep South this past week and loving life (and barbecue) a lot more than the average bear. But I have been able to check in on Twitter and Facebook from time to time. And the good news is that Litany of Secrets is enjoying some good initial plugs. Of course, once the paperback comes out in early August, we could have another push, but for now, the eBook is holding its own.

If you still haven't downloaded Litany of Secrets, you can still do so by going to the book's page at Dunrobin Publishing. It really is a great least I thoroughly enjoyed writing it. But as sales and everything move into the future, here are some things I hope you keep in mind:

(1) When you finish reading Litany of Secrets, consider going to Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or other book sales sites and write a review of the book with the starred rating you believe the novel garners (no, I have not disabled any rating from three stars on down...I let the chips fall where they may). Reviews help drive online traffic to the book and they help readers make more informed choices about potential purchases. A good, concise yet meaty review takes perhaps five minutes to write. That's less time than it takes for you to demolish a meal at Taco Bell.

(2) Exponential word of mouth is the best marketing tool! How, you ask? If you pass the word on about Litany of Secrets to twenty people, you've helped the book plow a number of avenues unknown to it before. Say only three of those twenty buy the book...that's still triples the readership from your one recommendation! And if they do the same, we have a mildly swelling following that grows and grows! Tell people on Facebook, on Twitter, take a picture of it via Instagram. There are so many roads this can go.

(3) The future: Again, the paperback version of Litany of Secrets comes out in early August. You can continue to track progress on my author page on Facebook, following me on Twitter, or re-checking here at Sacred Chaos. Also, in mid-August, I'll be putting out a discussion guide for people interested in  doing any book club-type stuff with Litany of Secrets. And as other reviews come up from time to time, I'll be posting them here, as well.

In the meantime, happy reading. And thanks for all your encouragement and support!

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