Inkshares Relaunch?

Created almost 2 years ago by Jason Chestnut with 2 comments
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Img 20160806 023915 Luke Fellner · Author · added over 1 year ago
You’ll have to contact everyone that ordered your book again. It should be easier since the people who already preordered it before should be willing to do it again. You could have a count down to relaunch to promote it.

I really hope this works out for you, best of luck!
Eightbit dbd7585d a550 4851 9860 df16f0a12f6a Jason Chestnut · Author · edited about 1 year ago · 1 like
Hey lovely Inkshares people! 

I have been hard at work at perfecting my manuscript since my campaign ended several months ago and I wanted to get everyone’s thoughts, feedback, so on and so forth on relaunching my campaign (not right now, probably in a couple more months after the holidays). I feel that I learned a great deal during my first run and now that I’ve had all this time to refine and evolve my original draft I feel more confident that I can make a bigger dent than last time. 

Some things worked great (Twitter, Reddit), some things not so much (door-to-door marketing), I also learned what not to spend money on and what things seem to generate more interest. I’d love to get anyone’s take on what’s a good way to promote a relaunch while still in draft mode and if anyone is familiar with my original run and has any tips on things I could do better (like streamlining the campaign page) I’d love to hear it.

Things I am considering:

-A much more slick website landing page to promote the book
-A weekly vlog about the writing process from one aspiring author to the world
-A revamp of the campaign page, synopsis/blurbs
-Newly edited sample chapters to replace the old ones (which are out of date at this point in the revision process)

I’d love to get anyone’s take on how successful (or not successful) they were at relaunching. In the end I was a little less than a hundred pre-orders from reaching Quill and am still fairly proud I stuck it out in the top twenty of the Nerdist Space Opera contest. 

What do you think, guys?