10 ways to NOT do a Book Release

Perhaps some of you have noticed that I’ve been working on a little book trilogy. (Insert heavy dose of sarcasm here) When I finished the ‘final draft’ of Pulled Back Again, I set myself a release date. Friday the 13th. I’m not a superstitious person, so what could go wrong?

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO FOR A RELEASE                

1. Get a TON of bloggers to share your links

  WHAT DID

1. I asked 3 & a few friends *face palm

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO FOR A RELEASE  

2. Host an Epic give away of your SWAG

WHAT DID

2.  I did this… but (See #3)

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO FOR A RELEASE  

3. Have $ in your account for promotions on FB

 WHAT DID

3.   I had 2 bucks in my account.

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO FOR A RELEASE 

4. Have print copies of the new book to give out

WHAT DID

4.  I had 2 bucks. See a pattern?

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO FOR A RELEASE 

5. Send post cards pimping the release date      

WHAT DID

5.   I did that (hence why I had 2 bucks)

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO FOR A RELEASE 

6. Give out lots of Advance Reader Copies

WHAT DID

6.  I gave out 5. (what? Not enough?)

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO FOR A RELEASE 

7. Make sure Amazon doesn’t hate you.

WHAT DID

7.   Apparently I’m on their ‘shit’ list

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO FOR A RELEASE 

8. Have a link that WORKS WHEN IT GOES LIVE!

WHAT DID

8.  See number 7

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO FOR A RELEASE 

9. Upload to another site if Amazon fails.

WHAT DID

9.  Waited for Amazon to fix it.

and most important:

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO FOR A RELEASE 

10. HAVE A LINK THAT WORKS WHEN IT GOES LIVE!

WHAT DID

10. Again, see number 7

A full week AFTER my release date the book is live (thank you draft2digital for doing what Amazon couldn’t seem to figure out)

If there is anyone still even reading this and even remotely interested in said book that released poorly, here is da link. http://www.amazon.com/Pulled-Back-Again-Three-ebook/dp/B00F61TYZK/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1379688594&sr=8-3&keywords=danielle+bannister+kindle

pba cover

Also, side note, PULLED is FREE, so if you have a friend, or a cousin, an aunt who likes to read, a squirrel with a powered up kindle, here’s that link: http://www.amazon.com/Pulled-Twin-Flames-Trilogy-ebook/dp/B005MY4SXO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1379688594&sr=8-1&keywords=danielle+bannister+kindle

Danielle Bannister, a now superstitious author

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I'm a work at home mom currently raising two small children all while working on lots of new novels

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3 comments on “10 ways to NOT do a Book Release
  1. Jay Rosenberg says:

    Just to let you know, I ordered a paper copy from Amazon a few days ago and it arrived yesterday. Unfortunately, my computer (or should I say my operating system) is not Kindle friendly.

  2. so YOU’RE the one who bought my book?

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