Okay, I’ll admit it, my book A Rapturous Occasion wasn’t the astounding success I hoped it would be. Don’t get me wrong, I think it’s a perfectly fine little book, but it seems no matter what I do, the thing won’t sell. So far, the people who have read it have liked it, but word of mouth hasn’t exactly spread like wildfire. Unfortunately, having a very small income right now means I can’t pay to have it advertised, and marketing it myself independent of commercial backing hasn’t done much of anything for me. I realized a few moments ago that I have at least accomplished one thing: I’ve cornered the market on the phrase A Rapturous Occasion. By that, I mean if you type in the phrase A Rapturous Occasion into Google, you should see a lot of stuff about my book that I have personally uploaded online (although Google is confusing now that they’ve made it more personalized, so you may have different results than me).
When I Googled my novel, here is what showed up:
I didn’t type in my name (Corey Pung) or anything. Just the phrase “A Rapturous Occasion.”
Unfortunately, having a decent internet presence hasn’t helped my sales, as they’re at low ebb right now (alright, that’s a euphemism, they’re actually the lowest they’ve ever been). Here’s my current Amazon sales rank.
So what do I do now? If you have any ideas of how to stir up some sales without paying anything, please write them in the comments box below.
You can also check out my Facebook page for A Rapturous Occasion.
If you’d like to help fix my embarassingly low sales rank rise up, please purchase my book A Rapturous Occasion from Amazon. It’s available in paperback and as an ebook (and the ebook is just $0.99!).