In an effort to tell more people about the updated third edition of The Thirteenth Hour, I’ve been experimenting with different marketing tactics (very different from my previous strategy of putting it on the internets and then hoping for the best – shocker! That doesn’t work very well, I’ve found).
One experiment I’m trying is via a “crowdspeaking” site called Thunderclap. Basically you set up a profile, decide what you want to say, and decide when you want the message to go out. It’s free. The catch is that unless you drum up the required minimum social support, no message goes out. So if 100 folks pledge their support by 1/13/16 (the date I set – the official launch date), a social media message goes out on Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr letting people know about this new edition of the book. If there are only 99 suporters, no message goes out. This is my first time doing this, but if you’re looking to twin gun a message shotgun style, it may be worth a look.
So how to do become a supporter? Click here:
When you choose to support a campaign, Thunderclap will post a message on your Facebook, Twitter, or Tumblr page to let people know about the release – Facebook is probably the easiest and most sustainable but you can use whichever one you want. If you don’t like computers posting things on your social media platforms automatically, you easily can revoke Thunderclap’s permission after.
Every vote actually does make a difference. Clicking on the link above and supporting the cause should take less than 30 seconds. Thanks in advance for your support!!
The 3rd edition of The Thirteenth Hour will be officially launched on 1/13/16, on its one year anniversary. Stay tuned for more details in the coming weeks!