Sunday, November 8, 2015

Bad Girls of the Bible, BookSends Results, Cold War Space and Spy Kitties, Harley Quinn and More!

Monday I’m visiting C. Lee McKenzie at The Write Game. The topic is a fun one: Bad Girls of the Bible

Book Promos I mentioned last week I did a paid promo with BookSends. I rarely do this. Never really needed to in the past as I had my books in Borders Books and Barnes and Nobles and did books signings and social networking and such. Free is good! 

But now Borders Books is gone and Barnes and Nobles acts like that girl who promised to go to the prom with me but at the last minute changed her mind and then pretends like she never knew me. 

So I needed a boost and used BookSends. The results are pretty good. I made my money back and then some and got a decent ranking of 5,000 with a Top Ten ranking in the Witches and Wizards sub-genre. The book held a decent ranking for the week and through the weekend. 

The Verdict Is In I've used BookSends three times and each time it paid for itself and I received a really nice boost on my Amazon ranking that sustained itself for a solid week. There are some freebie promo sites like BookSends I’ll try as November rolls on. 

Fun Fact The first cat in space was French. She was named Felicette, or “Astrocat.” She survived the trip. 

I'm Incognito Kitty
Did You Know In the 1960s, the CIA tried to turn a cat into a bonafide spy by implanting a microphone into her ear and a radio transmitter at the base of her skull. She somehow survived the surgery but got hit by a taxi on her first mission. 

Who Am I My name is Stephen Tremp and I write speculative fiction. My fourth novel, Salem’s Daughters, is supernatural thriller. 

Short Blurb Spend a summer at a present day bed and breakfast called Murcat Manor, and you too could become a victim of thirteen gifted and malicious killers from late seventeenth century New England. 

Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn
ReTweets Help a brother out. This week when you're on Twitter and if you feel so inspired you can stop by my Twitter Page and Retweet my Tweets for Salem's Daughters. Thank you in advance! 

For a full synopsis and to download a copy of Salem’s Daughters for $0.99 Click Here. And as always, thanks for your support. 

Question Do you have a favorite Bad Girl? I’m looking ahead to Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn in next year’s movie release Suicide Squad.

20 comments:

  1. Nope, I can't honestly say I do have a favourite, unless its Cruella da Ville.

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    1. Jo, Cruella was cruel indeed and certainly qualifies as a Bad Girl.

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  2. Glad the cat survived being in outer space :)

    betty

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  3. Hi Stephen - glad the BookSends worked out for you - that's good news. I can't think of a Bad Girl other than Jo's Cruella da Ville ... I'm sure they are around ... good luck with the rest of the tour ..cheers Hilary

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  4. Glad BookSends worked for you. I hadn't heard of them before, so it's good to know.

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  5. Poor kitty!

    Paid advertising is sometimes risky so it's good to know that one paid for itself.

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    1. Diane, I've Googled a list of such Websites and many do not offer a payback that covers their cost. Now paying for a promotion when making your book free for a few days often is worth the cost. Some people have had thousands of downloads that way. All they were interested in was exposure for the book, sales of their other books, and Amazon reviews. Again, it's worth Googling reviews for these sites and see what others who have used them have to say.

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  6. The first cat in space fared better than the first chimp in space.

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  7. AWWW, that is so sad about CIA cat!

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  8. Glad to hear BookSends works. I might have to try it. Love your cat facts! I like bad girls too, and I'm nervous about Suicide Squad.

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    1. Deborah, I'm looking forward to the movie. I can see many sequels coming out of this one.

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  10. I've never heard of Booksends but I'm going to look them up right now :). I love it when paid promo pays off. Love the fact about the cat in space! You learn something new every day...

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  11. I have a note sitting on my desk to check out Booksends. Glad to hear your endorsement. A cat as spy!

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    1. Susan, I'm three for three with BookSends so yeah check them out.

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  12. I hadn't heard of BookSends. Maybe I'll check it out for my next promo. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Interesting! My mom self-publishes. I'm going to mention BookSends to her.

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  14. Hit by a taxi. How awful.

    Glad booksends worked for you. I've had some success with them as well.

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  15. Interesting about BookSends! I've never heard of it before. Whoa, some crazy fun facts--CIA cats (awwww, poor kitty) and the space cat (can you tell I like cats?) especially.

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    1. Carol, I knew that about Spy Kitty being a fan of the Cold War. Who knows what other crazy stuff they conured up at the time.

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