I’m a bit of a restless spirit as far as my poetry and book publishing goes. I can’t seem to give myself a moment’s peace, with so much to write, and so much to learn about packaging my work into proper book forms.
Picture books, even. Who would have thought!
One of the things I’ve been learning about is what is described as a lead magnet. Something (usually a teaser or an introduction to a book series, such as a prequel) that is given away in order to entice readers to consider buying the rest, and following and supporting the author.
I’ve been thinking hard about this, and how to do something that would be attractive to potential readers, as well as to myself. At the moment, anyone signing on to my Newsletter gets a welcome note and a little PDF file that says hello and introduces a couple of my poetry collections. It’s something for nothing, but not really very much.
I’ve concluded that I need to have a book. Something that represents my work and which I’m happy to retail for very little, or nothing.
That’s a long-winded way of letting you know that I’ve created a new book, which will be slotted for release soon, and which I’ll be listing at a price of $0.99, but should be able to make available as a free collection for anyone using a coupon at Smashwords. I’m not quite there yet, but soon will be.
Introducing – Pebbles to Poems.
A book of extracts from six publications of poetry:
Small Town Kid
Devil In The Wind
The New Asylum
Walk Away Silver Heart
A Kiss For The Worthy
Rescue and Redemption
I’m hoping followers of this site might be interested in, for instance, ‘buying’ a copy for someone they know who might be interested in my kind of writing. The price will be right!
Regardless, though, I’ve enjoyed putting this together and hope that new subscribers to my newsletter and others will be willing to experience my work on a try-before-you-buy basis.
I’ll post more information when I list it and it becomes available.