First, a thank you is in order. Thank you for following my road-to-publication stories. For commenting. For being here.
As I await release of Stranger or Friend, I discover there’s always a new marketing tool, another article I should read. You know … to keep abreast of the latest grand strategy guaranteed to make the novel an overnight success.
I am tempted to take out an ad in the paper: hiring publicist who works for food.
Anyway, the latest is my amazon author page. Imagine that — a whole page on amazon with my name and shenanigans on it. Pity my husband for the inflated ego he’ll have to deal with around the house.
But, seriously I have a page. Here it is (and linked to the photo above), if you’d like to click on it.
And here is the cool part.
Amazon, as you probably know, has a way of arranging books in a certain order, making them more or less visible for the reader, and to do this they use a certain formula kept in a high security vault room.
While no one knows this formula, some secrets have leaked out. One is: how does an author get visibility on amazon? Sales contribute to this, sure, and reviews, but … oh, there is a but, dear blogging friend.
It takes more than sales to see a big unknown move up the ranks. It takes page views, and follows on amazon. The more page views an author gets — and of course, the more follows — the more visibility. And the more visibility, the higher the ranking. And higher ranking keeps an author from sinking to the bottom of the amazon pool.
I did my best to put together a half-decent page, and … tam taram tam tam, I now present it to you. Would love to know what you think.