I write in two different genres. My first love for reading and writing is epic fantasy. I love the medieval settings and the combination of swords and magic. But I have found it more difficult to market my fantasy books than my romance books.
Most of us know the numbers. Over half of all genre fiction being sold is romance. Romance writers do lots of promotion and there seem to be more places to buy or request exposure for your book. Coffeetime Romance in a great site and my favorite it The Romance Studio. An author can join TRS and do lots of free promotion. One of the promos involves giving away one of your books and gaining a list of names to add to a mailing list should you want to keep one.
I've promoted my romance books on TRS and Coffeetime. Did it help sales? I don't know. I also don't know of any such promotional sites for my fantasy books. So today I'm giving away a print copy of The Keepers of Sulbreth at TRS. It's the first book in my epic fantasy series but I'm searching out all avenues of promotion and hoping for the best. You can hop over to the book-a-day giveaway page and sign up for a chance to win it.
Do you know of any promotional or review sites that do for fantasy books what TRS and Coffeetime do for romance? Have you ever paid to promote your book. Was it worth it?