So, I'm doing a Smashwords coupon for a free copy of Trang (go here, the code is MC96E, expires July 1st). I Tweeted it and whatnot, but I wasn't expecting much of a response that way because I've done free Smashwords coupons before, so my feeling is, if you were interested in getting yourself a copy of Trang, you already did.
But I did do something new, which was to post about it on Kindleboards.
And there's been basically zero response. To a free book.
I'm not shocked, because when Derek Canyon bought an ad on Kindleboards, he sold only one book. Guess what he writes? Science fiction!
This is just another reminder to myself that the key here is targeted marketing. With science fiction especially, you have to find people who are willing to read it. Marketing to a broad audience just isn't going to cut it.
Speaking of finding people and free books, I think I'm going to do another Trang giveaway on Library Thing--it's been six months, the book has good reviews there now, and I'm trying to make sure that the people there who liked Trang know that Trust is out.