I’m getting read to play a new backward hide and seek game – and no it’s nothing kinky. I’m always looking for a way to promote my books. I tell you guys about them, and bless your hearts you have been great. But the urge to get the word out to more people is always there.
It’s really hard to promote spanking books. Many of my real life friends know about them, but if they read them and even really like them, they will probably never suggest it to a friend. I picture myself ten years ago. Although I was a lover of all things spanking, I never told anyone. Had I come across a really good spanking book, I would have eaten it up, but I would have never told anyone about it. So with the exception of Fifty Shades, our books won’t be promoted by word of mouth.
So, what to do… I began my other blog just to promote my writing. I’ve met some great writers there, and I’ve become friends with many of them. I know some of them have read my books and I’ve read many of theirs – but still we are writers talking to writers, how do we break out and let others know.
This is what I’m trying…
Yes I’m trying old fashion business cards. Not a new idea, but new for me. If I had found a card like this ten years ago, I would have stuck it in my purse, gone home and ordered the book!
Now here is where the game comes in. I’m thinking of the best places to place/leave these cards where ‘interested’ people could find them. I’m trying to think of places where women gather. I want to do it in secret, like a reverse hide and seek. I like the idea of leaving them without anyone seeing me. Here are some places I’m thinking about – the hair dresser, nail salons, tanning parlors, doctor’s offices, book stores, and dressing rooms. I’m also planning to take some to our two local adult toy stores.
I asked if others wanted to help and here’s how. Would you be willing to place some cards for me where you live? I have the addresses of several of my readers so I’m asking those folks if you are willing to ‘play’ this game with me and discretely pace cards. And of course, I don’t have an address for most of my readers, so would you be willing to suggest places for me to leave them? I want as many ideas as I can get. And if anyone else feels comfortable sending me his or her address I’d love it! Just email me where to send them. firstname.lastname@example.org