And they did. I got a lot of complements and a lot of questions about how I came up with it. So here I am blogging about it again with details on how I came up with my 2016 promo plan.
KISS--Keep It Simple Stupid
Spam is only good if it's from a can
Blogging–It's not dead yet
Show me the $$!
I opted to start small and set my budget at $20 a month. Pick an amount that's not too hard on the budget, and you don't have to spend it. Save one month and double your budget for the next month. January I spent $7.50 on promotion. That means I now have $20+$12.50 for February.
The other part of my budget was to utilize free sites. They tend to only be for free books and aren't guaranteed, but are worth spending a few minutes submitting to. These I choose to do every three months. Some have rules about how often a book can be submitted and I didn't want to over do it and turn people off. Finding free sites is easy. I googled it and found this one with 100+ sites. Ask other authors too. They may know of a place you can try. There's also Thunderclap, a free site that crowdsources people to help spread the word.
I hope you found this helpful in making your own marketing plan. If you still have any questions, or suggestions, pop them in the comments. =D