Persephone Audio will be releasing very soon. (will let you know when it goes live… so now is a good time to talk about where you are following me)
GIVEAWAY AT THE END OF THE POST (Though please read this post because the contents are important for readers so you know how to get the most out of where you follow me and the benefits and drawbacks to each.)
Firstly, EVERY place I will do my level best to make sure I send out an update of a new release. The only trouble is that nothing is fullproof. Many of the social media sites restrict how many of your own followers even SEE it. Bookbub is the least problematic in which case you are guaranteed to hear about my new release unless the email gets caught in your spam filter. But that’s the same problem with my newsletter. But at least those are technical glitches/poor spam filtering and not so much a company actively stopping you from reaching your own damn fan base with information they opted in to hear about.
So here is what is on offer from each place you can follow me and the drawbacks of each:
Facebook: I’m not even linking to Facebook because they are censorious motherfuckers who hate romance, sex toys, female sexual pleasure and basically fun of any kind (if a woman looks like she’s enjoying a fucking KISS, FB bots will freak out and reject ads with such an image… they can be fully clothed and just embracing… WOMAN HAVING SEXUAL PLEASURE RED ALERT YOU GUYS! SHUT IT DOWN.) So yeah… but that isn’t the only problem with them. But I’m not going to ramble on about it. Suffice to say they are also seriously choking reach and I’m tired of throwing money at them to try to reach people who already opted into my content. Until I can get away from this plaform I will post Teaser Tuesday links and new release stuff here but don’t expect to see many posts because FB will decide you don’t need to know anything.
So basically… at Facebook you MIGHT get a new release update. If you are a casual reader who doesn’t really ultimately care if you hear about my new release or not, FB is fine.
Twitter: I have no particular ire against Twitter. They do also choke reach but they aren’t such draconian assholes about everything. Also there is NSFW Twitter which is always amusing. I also post new releases, Teaser Tuesday links and Blog links here. But again it’s one of those… if you actually want to hear about my stuff and not miss it, your odds are fairly slim on Twitter and FB. There are better platforms. Such as…
Bookbub At bookbub you are far more likely to hear stuff from me. You will hear when I have a featured deal there. As well as when I have a new release. I also review and recc books there. (Note I only review books I LOVED because I won’t negatively review another author. It’s shitty to do that to my peers.) Note that a review means I read it, a recc MAY mean I read it, or it may be a book of an author friend who I’m supporting and helping to promote but whose work I know and trust and think you might also enjoy.
Book and Main Bites At Book and Main you can get a weekly free teaser from me on Tuesdays called Teaser Tuesdays. I post them exclusively to this site (though I will link the post elsewhere) so if you want free teaser excerpts you need to be following me here. Teaser scenes will come from backlist, new releases, as well as possibly WIPs (works-in-progress) and deleted scenes. I may even do some short serials at some point that are free and exclusive to subscribers at B&M. That’s a possibility in the works for the future.
Goodreads I post an update when I have a new release though I don’t know how many of my followers see it. I also update what I’m reading as well as sometimes reviews like I do on BB. Also my blog filters to this site but again I’m not sure on the reliability of you seeing stuff I post here. NOTE IF YOU ARE SEEING THIS POST ON GOODREADS AND WANT TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY YOU MUST POST AT MY ACTUAL BLOG. The way I run giveaways, (random number generator), I just can’t keep up with entries at multiple sites and places so all entries must be at the actual blog site.
Amazon if you follow me at Amazon there is literally NO guarantee you’ll hear about anything. There is no rhyme or reason to if the Amazon gods smile down upon you and deign to actually alert your followers of a new release. This one is for people who truly like to live on the edge.
My Blog (here) I’m working on getting an email subscribe link set up for the blog so it will be easier for you to follow me here if you wish but I announce new releases here, Teaser Tuesday links, Exclusive giveaways (like my Rafflecopter giveaways during release week), and other general blog posts.
My Newsletter: You can subscribe to my newsletter via the link at the top of any page on my website (including the blog) or on the popup on the main site home page. On my newsletter you will get exclusive giveaways and new release alerts. So long as you have things set up properly and make sure I don’t go to spam, this is pretty much a guarantee sure thing.
GIVEAWAY: To celebrate the release of Persephone into audio, I will be giving away 5 promo codes (free digital audio copies to the audiobook at Audible. TO ENTER… COMMENT BELOW AND TELL ME: Where do you follow me on this list of options? And do you listen to audiobooks or are you new to them? (Obviously you are at least considering them if you are signing up for the giveaway.)
NOTE: Unfortunately this giveaway is only open to the US. (unless I also can get UK promo codes but I don’t know 100% for sure yet. Still fuzzy on those details.) So if you are an international reader and enter and are one of the winners if you are not in a place where I can get you a promo code, you will be sent a free ebook copy of Persephone instead. (Also, check out the Goodreads Giveaway for Persephone Kindle Copies )
I will announce the winners here on Wednesday July 3rd.