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  • April 3, 2017

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A to Z Marketing!

Back to a question at hand as the IWSG goes about its monthly post while all are in A to Z land. Or a between z as the cat would have it this year. What is the question? It is rather wordy this month.

Have you taken advantage of the annual A to Z Challenge in terms of marketing, networking, publicity for your book? What were the results?

Umm…does finding some new fun blogs count? I’ve found a few people through it and a few have found me…or the cat rather…but as far as any real marketing or anything like that, nah.

The most I’ve done otherwise is release a book or 3 during the a to z. But I did that every month for a while so that was a common thing.

But the one thing I do find is that many in the a to z do try to do just that and only that. All they do is market with “Buy Me” for the whole month and then they never seem to post again. Which I find dumb and don’t even bother going to their blogs. Especially after their great “nice post” comment.

That’s not just with books either, as I’ve seen many do it with many things. And that is not to say it can’t be done. But just shoving it in a person’s face and using a blog for that and nothing else, nope.

Being creative with it will sure get one more in the end. That is just my ten cents. Ever bothered with the a to z? Market away at your bay? Love those “buy me” or “look at me” blogs?

Enjoy life, forget the strife.

6 Comments

Denise Covey

2017-04-03 04:04:06 Reply

Hi Pat! Well, you know what I think about those ‘me, me. me’ peeps. I hate those ‘nice post’ comments that scream ‘I’m the important one here. You have nothing important to say.’ Very unlikely I’ll ‘buy your book.’ I used to do the A-Z in the early days, but these days I don’t want to spend the time. Priorities. I can’t write as fast as you and some other’s can. Takes me ages to finish a book, edit, rewrite it 100 times, then get it edited, LOL! Oh, publishing? What’s that?

    Pat Hatt

    2017-04-03 10:35:27 Reply

    lol well at least you get there, hopefully before many ages come due and you become as old as the dinosaurs hahaha

Snowcatcher

2017-04-03 14:01:16 Reply

Never done the A to Z, but I’ve done other linkups that feature some of the same types. That’s why I quit doing the Wordless Wednesday linkup. Unbelievable some of the shameless self-promos going on there! I love your creativity and the Cat’s sass.

    Pat Hatt

    2017-04-03 16:18:17 Reply

    Yeah, some are just eye roll worthy

Alex J. Cavanaugh

2017-04-03 15:37:32 Reply

Blogging about one’s book all month has to be done just right. I’ve seen it done wrong though. Then it either comes off as buy me or just boring.

    Pat Hatt

    2017-04-03 16:18:40 Reply

    Or maybe even both haha

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