Share, share, share for indie authors…

UPDATE on the Buy Your Buddy’s Book Black Friday campaign: Neil Gaiman’s folks are sure we can coexist, though they haven’t offered any co-promotion (I can live with that). At any rate, two weeks after launch, the campaign has 200-ish Twitter followers and 76 Facebook Likes. (Seriously, it took me months to get that many clicks even NEAR my author pages.) We are being shared, slowly but surely, but not even close to the numbers needed to have an impact on Nov. 28, so once again, I invite you to join us to encourage friends and family to finally buy the book they said they would.

Below are the sharables I created, also available on the Facebook page, and I encourage you to share this post.

To download from PC, right-click and select Save Picture As. On Mac, Ctrl-Click. (I’m told one can drag-and-drop on an IPad, but no experience here.) The square ones are sized for Facebook, the lengthwise for Twitter. At the end of the list, you will find memes customizable to include information about your book.

If you would be so kind, include @BuyTheBookNow in your shares.

BuyTheBookMemes9

For Facebook – Please include @BuyTheBookNOW when you share.

BuyTheBookMemes10

For Twitter – Please include @BuyTheBookNOW when you share.

BuyTheBookMemes5For Facebook – Please include @BuyTheBookNOW when you share.

BuyTheBookMemes6For Twitter – Please include @BuyTheBookNOW when you share.

BuyTheBookMemes7For Facebook – Please include @BuyTheBookNOW when you share.

BuyTheBookMemes8

For Twitter – Please include @BuyTheBookNOW when you share.

 BuyTheBookMemes3

For Facebook – Please include @BuyTheBookNOW when you share.

BuyTheBookMemes4

For Twitter – Please include @BuyTheBookNOW when you share.

BuyTheBookMemes

For Facebook – Please include @BuyTheBookNOW when you share.

BuyTheBookMemes2

For Twitter – Please include @BuyTheBookNOW when you share.

BuyTheBookMemes11For Facebook – Customizable for your book. Please include @BuyTheBookNOW when you share.

BuyTheBookMemes12For Twitter – Customizable for your book. (Includes #AmazonCart prompt, so make sure to include your Amazon Buy Link in your tweet.) Please include @BuyTheBookNOW when you share.

BuyTheBookMemes13For Twitter – Customizable for your book. (DOES NOT include #AmazonCart prompt) Please include @BuyTheBookNOW when you share.

 

 

Sales for Indie Authors (Please share, share, share.)

So discouraged this morning. I’ve been working for three months (at least 100 hours of time) to create a social media campaign to to sell books for *all* indie authors on Black Friday (day after Thanksgiving for my international friends, biggest corporate shopping day of the year).

The idea is to encourage friends and family to finally buy the book they said they would. (Yeah, me too…) Spent three hours just last night setting up Twitter and Facebook.

I woke this morning to see that the American Booksellers Association and Neil Gaiman have created an indie booksellers campaign on Small Business Saturday, the very next day. What do you think the chances are they will swallow me whole? Yeah, I thought so, too.

(Here are Twitter and Facebook to Like/Follow, should anyone care to improve my mood just slightly.)

Even better, why not start the campaign now, instead of waiting until October 1, as I had planned? Nothing to lose, right? And maybe, just maybe, this will work for everyone.

Below are the sharables I created, and I encourage you to share this post, too.

(In fact: designers, why not create your own memes and post to the BuyTheBook Facebook wall? These Facebook dimensions are 504px X 504px square; Twitter is 880px X 440px, so 2:1.)

To download from PC, right-click and select Save Picture As. On Mac, Ctrl-Click. (I’m told one can drag-and-drop on an IPad, but no experience here.) The square ones are sized for Facebook, the lengthwise for Twitter. At the end of the list, you will find memes customizable to include information about your book.

If you would be so kind, include @BuyTheBookNow in your shares.

BuyTheBookMemes9

For Facebook – Please include @BuyTheBookNOW when you share.

BuyTheBookMemes10

For Twitter – Please include @BuyTheBookNOW when you share.

BuyTheBookMemes5For Facebook – Please include @BuyTheBookNOW when you share.

BuyTheBookMemes6For Twitter – Please include @BuyTheBookNOW when you share.

BuyTheBookMemes7For Facebook – Please include @BuyTheBookNOW when you share.

BuyTheBookMemes8

For Twitter – Please include @BuyTheBookNOW when you share.

 BuyTheBookMemes3

For Facebook – Please include @BuyTheBookNOW when you share.

BuyTheBookMemes4

For Twitter – Please include @BuyTheBookNOW when you share.

BuyTheBookMemes

For Facebook – Please include @BuyTheBookNOW when you share.

BuyTheBookMemes2

For Twitter – Please include @BuyTheBookNOW when you share.

BuyTheBookMemes11For Facebook – Customizable for your book. Please include @BuyTheBookNOW when you share.

BuyTheBookMemes12For Twitter – Customizable for your book. (Includes #AmazonCart prompt, so make sure to include your Amazon Buy Link in your tweet.) Please include @BuyTheBookNOW when you share.

BuyTheBookMemes13For Twitter – Customizable for your book. (DOES NOT include #AmazonCart prompt) Please include @BuyTheBookNOW when you share.