Pulling the trigger

Self-promotion sucks. To me, it feels like standing up in front of a room full of people and shouting, “Hey, look at me! See how cool I am.”

And then, of course, everyone in the room will commence throwing vegetables at me along with whatever else they have handy. Shouts of “Burn the witch!” ring out. Flaming torches and sharp-pronged pitchforks mysteriously appear as a bloodthirsty mob forms. Lightning shatters the darkness outside, but I can’t go there and hide–too many angry people stand in the way, all of them clamoring for my head.

Okay, so I might be guilty of a wee-tiny bit of hyperbole. Not everyone will come bearing a torch or a pitchfork. Some will be satisfied just hunting me with an ax. Oh, yes, I can see it now…

I know. I covered this topic last week, and here I am doing it again. But this time, I’m doing it while I’ve got a big promotion running for one of my favorite books, A Little Primitive. The promotion began yesterday and will end at midnight this coming Wednesday (Aug. 29, 2018).

In addition to the dozens of websites and promotional newsletters and blogs, I put together an email flyer of my own. I sent it to everyone I’ve ever met, taught, or corresponded with. And, because I’m basically suspicious of anything that’s offered to me for free, I started it this way:

Here’s the rest:

There is no catch! It’s a free book, and one that’s been selling pretty well.

So, why give it away? Simply to introduce you to one of my favorite fictional worlds. In this case, it’s the world of Mato, a two-foot-tall native American Indian whose grasp of technology is firmly rooted in the stone age. But he’s not. Nor are the members of his tribe. They just aren’t quite as adventuresome. And the rest of the cast is plenty interesting.

Here’s what one reviewer had to say about them:

Shawn, a vengeance machine with a boning knife, is searching for his ex-wife, Tori, who is hiding out in a remote Wyoming cabin expressly to get out of his reach so she can work on the translation of an ancient encoded document. Bit by tantalizing bit, she teases meaning from it with the unexpected help of a two-foot-tall Indian who gives new meaning to the phrase, “Look what the cat dragged in.”

Together, the two must survive and prosper despite having nothing in common and more mortal enemies than friends.

Sound like fun? It is! Now download your FREE copy HERE!

Is this the best way to run a promotion? I have no idea. This is the first one I’ve attempted. It’s way too early to report on the results. I’ll tackle that next week.

–Josh

About joshlangston

Grateful and well-loved husband, happy grandparent, novelist, editor, and teacher. My life plate is full, and I couldn't be happier. Anything else I might add would be anticlimactic. Cheers!
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One Response to Pulling the trigger

  1. dorisreidy says:

    Always innovative and imaginative – you’ve earned success.

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