I am announcing a giveaway at Goodreads.com of my new poetry book, Three Breaths. The giveaway will last until September 16th, and I am actually giving away three copies. Anyone who is a member of Goodreads can sign up for giveaways.
Why a giveaway? It gets my book into the hands of readers, and it is less expensive than an advertisement, which doesn't guarantee any purchases (based on past experiences with ads). The philosophy of my publisher, Drinian Press, is that giveaways are the least expensive method of getting the word out about a book. How many books would I have to sell to make up for the price of an ad? The answer: Lots!
This way I only lose my cost of the book and postage. I can literally give away between thirty-five to fifty copies (perhaps more) before I exceed the cost of an ad. And I know that giveaways are putting copies of my book in the hands of readers! They are not the wishful hopes and dreams of someone, perhaps, buying a book.
Don't get me wrong. I would love to have people buy a copy of my new book (or even a copy of Ohayo Haiku, my first book), but I am also a realist.
By the way, both books are available through most online booksellers like Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
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