Hoping for good sales for my Civil War novel…

Mike Staton
Post is written by Michael Staton.

It’s been one day since Blessed Shadows Dark And Deep went live.

For potential readers I provided links to websites selling the Civil War novel. Did I get any sales over the last 24 hours?

I know there’s lots of interest in my historical romance, but will people actually click on a link and buy the book?

I intend to buy an ad in the Duplin Times newspaper, the hometown newspaper for the folks in Duplin County, North Carolina. The settings at the beginning and ending of Blessed Shadows Dark And Deep take place in Duplin County and in nearby Wilmington. I was a reporter at the Duplin Times, and figure there’s a readership base there to be exploited if I can get the information out to the people. Maybe I’ll do an ad in the Wilmington Star-News. I might get a few sales in Wilmington.

Blessed Shadows Marketing Oct 1
Here’s my launch day artwork.

I’ve joined Facebook groups for Civil War history as well as romance novels. I’ll probably post one of my novel illustrations on some of the groups and see if I draw any interest. Also under consideration: A Facebook ad to increase the novel’s exposure.

My fellow authors on Writing Wranglers and Warriors have been extremely supportive over the last few months. I plan to read and review one of Cherley’s novels, and in return she’s going to read and review Blessed Shadows Dark And Deep. I’d love to see more reviews for the novel. Interested in purchasing? Here’s my Amazon author’s page: https://www.amazon.com/Michael-Staton/e/B007ZSSNRM

Anyone willing to mention me and the novel in their blog? Or even let me guest blog?

So are there other kinds of inexpensive marketing that I should be considering?

I need to end this and find out what’s happening on the Vegas Strip. There’s been reports of a mass shooting or terrorist incident at a country music festival across Las Vegas Boulevard from Mandalay Bay. Apparently shooters were opening with automatic weapons from an upper floor room in Mandalay Bay. I’m hoping to see that some friends who were down on the Strip for a NHL hockey game are safe.

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I’m an author with three published fantasy novels – The Emperor’s Mistress, Thief’s Coin and Assassins’ Lair. The books make up a trilogy titled Larenia’s Shadow. A fourth novel, this one a historical romance set during the Civil War, went live on Sunday. It’s called Blessed Shadows Dark and Deep. I’ve begun writing my second Civil War novel – Deepening Homefront Shadows. All my novels can be purchased via the website of my publisher, Wings ePress, as well as the websites of Smashwords, Amazon and Barnes and Noble.