Yes, you read that right…Margin Play -book one of the Eckart Mysteries- is done and ready for release. It will be available for purchase on the 22nd of July through Amazon’s website. I’ve had a good many people ask me what they can do to help me out, seeing as I’m a brand new and self-published author and I’ve been talking about doing this for years. I figured here was as good a place as any to give suggestions on things anyone who wants to help can do.
- Buy Margin Play, preferably using my Amazon Affiliate link. This one’s a no-brainer, but you’d be surprised about how many people want to be able to read my book for free.
- Rate it. If you think I wrote an awesome book, let everyone know it by rating it on Amazon. Lots of high ratings will push my book into greater rotation.
- Review it. Reviews help people decide if they want to purchase things. Yours need not be an epic; just a couple of paragraphs about why you liked it – and why someone else should spend their money on it. Amazon’s a good place to start, but my book will also be listed on Goodreads.
- Talk about it. This can be anywhere; on your Facebook, on your blog if you have one, even just around the table with your friends. Spread the word, anywhere you find yourself with a receptive audience.
Some of this does sound like work, and for that I apologize. However, the days of fans simply being able to support their favorite creator’s work by simply consuming it are fast coming to an end. It is a new era now, and fans must be more active in their support of things they enjoy, or those things will cease to exist – and only that which enjoys a massive advertising budget will continue. In the meantime, here is the cover for Margin Play: