Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like
It’s getting near that time for Occasional Soulmates… You know, all you indie publishers: the moment when you select the all-important subject categories for your soon-to-be-born masterpiece. Pick wrong, and nobody will ever lay eyes on it, at least not serendipitously. Also, you’ll never hit the Top 100, which, let’s face it, is a blast when it happens. Pick right and you might have an outside chance of being seen by gobs of new eyeballs, which can translate into sales.
My question to you is, What categories offer a book like mine the best opportunity for standing out in the crowd? (Read the blurb here.)
I’ve read David Gaughran’s ideas on how to approach this, and they make a lot of sense. In essence, he advises us to choose lightly populated categories so that fewer daily sales bump our books up into the Top 100. Occasionally this has worked for Yesterday Road. I think it got as high as #4 in the Literary Humor category. I have a feeling the Women’s Fiction world is going to be harder to crack.
So help a guy out! What’s the best strategy for a book about a contemporary but eccentric gal lookin’ for love in a tough love market? (With a twist, of course…)