When you have zero budget to pay for professional advertising, one is forced to fall back on one’s own imagination to try and capture an audience for your work. I’m fortunate in that my publisher provides very professional looking covers for my books, with the exception of Dawn Rising. This is a work in progress and so has a temporary cover.
I’ve tried to provide “adverts” that compliment the books, whilst at the same time endeavoring not to overwhelm people with my “hype.” That said, I remember a fellow member of a writing group flatly stating that he was sick of seeing authors self promoting on Facebook. In my view this was an unnecessary remark, since the facility exists to “hide” anything from your news feed that annoys, God knows I do.
I also take advantage of free promotional sites, such as ask.david.com and addicted to books and, of…
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