I had this great idea to put my political suspense, Blood Flow, for sale on Election Day. I mean, it seemed like a natural thing. The problem was that, in this particular election cycle, a lot of people were avoiding social media yesterday - including myself.
Oh, I had an ad go out yesterday. It did okay, but not great.
Unfortunately, all I really had to prop me up on my big sale day was that ad. I wasn't around to really push the sale. I went fishing. I avoided FB and Twitter.
It's still on sale for about 8 hours. I'm trying to pick sales up on the back end of this.
You see, I didn't think. I mean, I did think of this great idea. I didn't think of the repercussions surrounding the most divisive political cycle in my lifetime. (Okay, I vaguely remember the whole Reagan/Carter thing in '79 and from what I remember, there was a lot of hand-waving there, too. "OMG, an actor? in the white hours? :panic:" I mean, there had to be if I remember it from being a 9-yr old girl. But then again, my memory of back then is iffy, so...)
Anyway, what I'm saying is maybe the sale right now wasn't the best idea. People are freaking out all over the place and it all has to do with politics. Perhaps not the best time to pimp a book the has politics at its center - especially one that might be scary for some people. :shrug:
Picking the right spot for a sale is a big part of the battle.
Then again, maybe this isn't the right book for a lot of people. I know I've had some feedback from people who've read my other books that they won't read this one - because it is kind of scary in a way. Hard to tell what will click with readers and what won't.
Oh well. Onward.