1000 Books Challenge

1000 Books Challenge

1000 Books Challenge

Otherwise known as, “I must be crazy!”

I’ve been trying to come up with clever and somewhat unique marketing strategies, at least until I have a good following.

Recently on Facebook and Twitter I posted the ‘1000 books challenge’. There’s a photo of me — which is a rarity in itself — holding up a sign saying that if any of my books reaches 1000 sales by the end of 2016, I’ll get a tattoo. (That’s me, in the photo at the top of this post.)

Part of me hopes people will get behind this campaign, buy one of the ebooks — they’re cheap compared to a paperback — share the post and make it go viral. The introvert inside of me hopes no one will pay any attention and I can go on, like many wines, as a cleanskin.

Then I start to think … Is 1000 books too low? What tattoo would I get, and where? Am I crazy?

The answer to the latter question is probably ‘yes’. The second question … I’ll try not to think about it, unless of course I sell 1000 books. The first question … I guess only time will tell, as I watch people either jumping on board, or running away from the crazy lady as fast as possible.

Some of you may have already bought one or both of my books, and I greatly appreciate it if you have. If you’d like to continue supporting a crazy lady, and see me defile my virginal skin — scars notwithstanding — please log onto Facebook and share the post pinned to the top of my page or retweet my pinned tweet on Twitter. Of course, if you haven’t bought the books yet, now would be the ideal time … and priced at the cost of a decent cup of coffee, the ebooks won’t set you back much at all. You can find details of where to purchase Angel’s Kiss here and Angel’s Curse here. (Angel’s Messiah will be coming out in June and Twisted Poems of a Warped Mind — there’s that crazy streak again — in October.)

Naturally I’d need to post a photo of the tattoo, if I did have to fulfil my end of the bargain and get one, but I’m not going to worry about for now. What I really need to worry about is the fact that I probably am crazy!

The only way for me to keep the craziness at bay is to lose myself in my work, so it’s time for me to go now, and lose myself in the fourth instalment of the ‘Angel Series’ — Angel’s Body. It’s the only way I know to keep the craziness at bay!

Maybe next year the 1000 books challenge can be a 10,000 books challenge … but I’m wondering what I’d need to do in return for people’s support. (The mind boggles.)

Anyway, regardless of the outcome, I’ll post an update in a few months time.



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