Asking anyone to read a book is a big ask. Hell, asking me to watch a two minute youtube video like, you're going to need an AIRTIGHT elevator pitch.
And promoting a sequel means convincing someone to read. . . TWO books.
Luckily I never feel guilty pressing Teen Killers Club on someone because I genuinely feel like I'm giving them an escape hatch to Happy Town. But I am so horrifically, tragically bad at promoting!!! I mostly like, email booktubers who make me laugh and annoy people I know on twitter and post weird instagram DIY promo posts with 300 hashtags.
"ANYONE ELSE A #BIBLIOPHILE #BOOKISHBITCH #BOOKLOVAH UP IN HERE?!?!?"--my instagram, everyday
Thankfully the book has generated enough word of mouth to justify a trilogy. So like, other people like my version of Happy Town, which is what keeps me alive as an artist. But as a promoter. . . I am in a grave covered in concrete with a parking lot on top that has a faded "CERRADO" sign hanging off its barbed wire fence.
WTF do I do. Should I put together a trailer for the new book? Should I revamp the old one to include references to the sequel? Is it worth it? I work 10 hours a day and my toddler is starting to address me by my first name. And if I do this right and it will take me 80 hours no joke.
I GUESS I AM ASKING. . . DO TEASERS EVEN WORK.
Have you ever read a book based on the teaser trailer?
And if so would you send me the link?