Anyway... Relying on God refers to the fact that marketing and sales etc is hard. YES, there are loads of ways to market, but often they cost money and take TIME, which I have neither. So, my chosen option is relying on devine intervention to prompt people in ad around the world to purchase my books. I rely on readers who like my work to recommend it around. Word-of-mouth is the best way to spread good news. Although, if you hate my stuff, I'd rather you not tell people (haha.) Point is, I NEED readers to help me market. I am on Facebook. I'm on Twitter. I'm on Goodreads. But it takes time to dabble in all the social media site available. So I have to believe that if God wants my stores to be read (the ones he is giving me to write, as I told my therapist when she asked where I thought my stories came from and I answered "God",) then he has to help out in inspiring people to buy them. I can only do so much myself. I basically did nothing for JOCK and it was #1 for a LONG time. That was awesome and it got my name out there. People then picked up my other books. Right now, I'm working on writing another one. I think constant saturation of the market with my name and works is key, but I can only write so fast. So, if you liked my stuff, help me out and spread the word.
In an e-mail I got, a read wrote to me: "I have just read your books 'when love is not enough, and 'the cost of loving' I had to write to tell you how much i loved them and i mean really. They spoke to me on such a level its amazing,and had me relating,even though I'm a bit older than your characters are. i think i cried through most if the first book, and prob half of the second one too."
It was very touching to hear and reminds me why I write to begin with. So thank you deeply dear reader!
As far as Cody Kennedy.... He's got a book coming out and a blog tour in the works. Coming soon! So this post is to gear you up for it.
Follow Omorphi’s blog tour for two chances to win an ebook copy of Omorphi!
September 15th - The Novel Approach - Pre-release Q&A with Cody and a chance to win an ebook copy of Omorphi
September 18th - Author Will Parkinson - Will holds nervous Cody’s hand the day before Omorphi’s release because he promised to and Cody’s talks about Omorphi’s Cover and Bringing Omorphi to Life
September 19th - Greedy Bug/On Top Down Under Reviews - Mr. Austro-Hungarian, a Young Adult, interviews Cody
September 19th - Smile, Somebody Loves You - Announcement post and Cody shares Omorphi Trivia with Barbara and Tamara
September 20th - Author Shira Anthony - Why I write the kind of stories that I do by Cody
September 21st - Author Jamie Mayfield - Why Omorphi and A Broken Kind of Life are Same but Different
Also on September 21st - Harmony Ink Press on Facebook: Meet Cody Kennedy and Jamie Mayfield
September 22nd - Cody’s Blog - Tony Edmondson, Fan Extraordinaire, interviews Cody
September 27th - Author Wade Kelly - Character Interview with Christy Castle
September 28th - Author Iyana Jenna, Fairy Fan Extraordinaire, Q&A with Christy Castle
September 29th - Author Zoe Lynn - The Notes Behind Omorphi’s Play List
October 4th - Sid Love's Blog - Why the title Omorphi?
October 5th - Author Madison Parker - What makes Omorphi unique?
October 6th - Author John Ames - Q&A with Michael Sattler
October 11th - Boys on the Brink - Omorphi: Writing Sex and Violence in Young Adult works
October 12th - Author Jamie Fessenden - Cody shares Omorphi Trivia with Jamie
October 15th - Granny Irene - A week in the Life of Christy Castle before Michael
October 18th - Author Sara Alva - A week in the life of Michael Sattler before Christy
October 19th - Author Sam Kadence - Cody Talks About Writing Action and the Suspension of Disbelief
October 20th - Cody’s Blog - Omorphi's One Month Anniversary Trivia Contest and a SECOND chance to win an ebook copy of Omorphi - In order to enter this contest you must:
1) have visited and commented on each stop on Omorphi’s Blog Tour - please be sure to leave your name in your blog comment. “Anonymous” comments won’t qualify; and
2) you must correctly answer the trivia questions posted on Cody’s Blog by placing your answers in the comments section beneath the questions; and
3) along with your answers to the trivia questions, you must leave a comment about Omorphi’s Blog Tour.
The winner will be selected by Kismet, Cody’s greenwing macaw.
To make things even more exciting, a new contest will begin on October 21st on The Novel Approach Reviews Blog to win an ebook copy of Cody's novella, Safe, due out October 24th from Harmony Ink Press!
This is just the first mention of the blog hop. More to come this week. Check back soon.