We ask this question because there is a fine line between marketing our books and becoming just plain annoying to those who know and love us. We’d hate to get dropped from our family and friends’ social media feeds for egregious advertising. We haven’t had any feedback as of yet to indicate that anyone we know is getting close to the breaking point, but you never know. We know how everyone feels about daily game requests on Facebook!
What prompted this post? We were contacted by an enterprising individual by the name of Nick Naso. He is attempting a social media experiment with an end goal of securing employment at his dream company. Checking out his website, he talks about the first day of the experiment and the two types of feedback he received regarding his efforts. Some commenters complimented him on his ambitious plan and innovative methods. But other commenters cautioned him, “…of making certain that this Campaign does not appear “stalker-ish,” “obsessive” or “in desperation…” It will be interesting to see how his experiment turns out in the end. It only lasts 20 days so good luck to him. http://continuum-nick.info/
Which brings us back to the Litzophreniacs ~ While we continually update our social media platforms, we are trying to keep it to a minimum. That equals one to two Tweets a day, a couple of Facebook posts a week and one to two blog posts every 10 days or so. Unless we are running a free book promotion on Amazon and then all bets are off. The rest we keep up with on a sporadic basis. We have yet to pay for advertising. On our budget, that would significantly affect our coffee fund.
Bottom line, we want to keep everyone in the loop and spread the word…without alienating our favorite people and our target audience. We think it can be done.
Writing on our new projects continues. We’ve got a good pace going and look to be sticking to our self-imposed schedule. And if you’ve got time, check out our new review for Cold Prairie on Readers’ Favorite! http://readersfavorite.com/book-review/30331
Anne, Nancy and Eric