An Honest Plea for Suggestions

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That’s right, the guy who acts super smart and who seems to have all the answers is now going to ask you for help.  (I’m talking about myself, in case you didn’t know!)

So I’ve been trying to market my book, Elithius…and it hasn’t been going so great.  Getting the word out is hard, especially because I’m young and haven’t made many connections yet.  I basically know what I need to do (network more, get onto social media more, sell ads, etc.), but I don’t know HOW to go about all of this in a smart way.

So, that’s why I’m coming to you.

I’m blessed to be in a community of fellow writers and authors, both aspiring, self-published, and traditionally published.  Since I’m in this community, I feel brave enough to ask you: what should I do?

Be honest with me.  How did/do you promote YOUR book?  Is there a path you recommend me take more than another?

I know my story isn’t trash.  I’ve heard it from multiple sources, and honest sources, whether among my family, friends, or fellow writers, that my book is good.  It has potential.  But I just don’t know how to GET IT OUT THERE.

So I’m wondering if any of you have suggestions?

I’m going to give you a short blurb about my book, the one I use to promote it.  I’m doing this only so that you can know what my book is like, so that maybe you can help direct me towards a certain path.  (So, basically, I’m not showing this to you for promotional reasons)

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John Hedekira, the main character of Elithius…

His parents abandon him when he’s thirteen. He’s left to care for his little brother and sister. Life is tough. Things can’t seem to get any worse.

But then Evil Itself breaks down the door. It kidnaps his siblings. And It leaves him bleeding out on the floor of his own home.

The Golden Lands, one of the Three Worlds of Elithius, is supposed to be a place of light, peace and happiness. But the Golden Lands hasn’t been such a place for John Hedekira, a jaded, hot-headed sixteen-year-old. Joined by his friends Faith Pinck and Bernard Tanner, John must rescue his brother and sister from their captors…before his siblings can be sacrificed to the ominous God of Death.

With a story that combines the feelings of Harry Potter, the Lord of the Rings, and Percy Jackson, Dominic Sceski brings to life a riveting tale of light versus darkness, magic, friendship, trust, betrayal, forgiveness, and redemption that will leave you on the edge of your seat and desperately yearning for more.

Okay, so this is the basis, the feel, of my story.  How would you market it?

I’m just asking you with complete honesty for help…any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks so much for all you do!!!

-Dominic

 

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15 comments

    • Dominic Sceski

      I tried that a while back, but recently I’ve been having a hard time finding reviewers that aren’t already swamped with people asking for reviews. Would you recommend anyone in particular?

      Btw, sorry for getting back to you so late, I was on a mission trip!

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      • Karandi

        No problem and unfortunately I don’t know any book reviewers at this time that seem to be seeking new material. Still, there’s plenty of reviewers out there so there must be someone if you look around who would like to review something a bit different.

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  1. Jo-Ann

    Are you on Goodreads? They have groups that will give you reviews in exchange for a copy. The more reviews you get, the more it gets out there. The reviewers usually post on blogs, goodreads and amazon. Put your Goodreads on this blog so your followers here can follow you there as well. Interact with other blogs. You could do a blog tour! Maybe you’ve done all this but I hope this information is helpful 🙂

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    • Dominic Sceski

      Aw wow I didn’t know that about Goodreads!! That would be great. I know that reviews mean a lot, so that sounds like a great idea!! Thank you!!

      Liked by 1 person

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