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Monday, October 25, 2010

Seventh Time's the Charm

They say you have to hear something seven times before it finally sparks your interest.

Do you find that to be true for you? I confess I often don't pay attention, but when it comes to media, I think that's true.

For example: I really didn't pay any attention to Harry Potter when it came out. Only when I'd heard the name 6-7 times did I really notice it. And still it took several more times before I decided to read it. That also goes for Hunger Games. I joined the blogosphere right before Catching Fire came out. 6-7 reviews later, I decided to buy both books.

Very,very rarely do I hear something one time and decide to risk my money on it.

I hope that is the case with my book. One comment I'm seeing a lot on the blog tour is, "I'm hearing a lot about this book lately. I'll have to check it out." This comment makes my heart soar, because guess why they're hearing a lot? Because we are spreading the news! We are hyping it up, a good three weeks before it is released!

And that, folks, is why a blog tour is so important. Today is blog tour stop #7. I hope I'm influencing people.

Monday's stop: The excellent Mary Greathouse and her blog, here. And for Tuesday: The awesome RaShelle Workman! Be sure and check it out, as well as the contest details on the tab at the top of the page. At least, if you're interested in winning free copies of the book! :)

12 comments:

Joanna St. James said...

ha ha Tamara I am happy you are having a wonderful time

Kittie Howard said...

I also don't jump on the bandwagon right away. Having said that, I respond to obvious talent, love to spread the word. I hope your book's swell rocks the opening!

Elle Strauss said...

Good points about why a blog tour is a good idea. I'm glad to hear yours is going well!

T. Anne said...

This is interesting. I'm reading 'Purple Cow' right now a great book on marketing! It really changed my perspective on marketing. BTW can't wait to host you on Wed!!!

Lydia Kang said...

I'm glad your blog tour is going well. I've never heard the seven times thing, but now that you mention it, it makes sense!

Tamara Hart Heiner said...

@ T. Anne-- Purple Cow = 1 time. LOL. Now I just need to hear about it 6 more times!

Thanks everyone on the well wishes! the support of my already-followers is what makes the people who haven't heard of me join in.

Michael Knudsen said...

Congrats Tamara on the upcoming release! I know how you feel because I've got my own coming up on Dec. 8th. You are doing a great job with the blog tour and Kindle contest. May you have many, many sales!

http://michaelknudsenauthor.com

Diana Mieczan said...

So happy that your blog tour is going really well:) Kisses,sweetie

Stephanie Faris said...

If it's something that appeals to what I need or have been wanting, it just takes one or two times. But if it's something I haven't given much thought to, it really does have to get to my ears seven times or more before I get it!

And yeah, I say get the word out as much as possible. A lot of people online will read each other's books just because we feel like we know each other.

Jennifer Hillier said...

I just hopped over here from RaShelle's blog. Great interview! Looking forward to reading your book :)

Enbrethiliel said...

+JMJ+

That's an interesting rule! I learned in Marketing class that we need to see a commercial three times before we really get it, so this six-to-seven-reviews "law" makes sense. I guess it has something to do with each review being able to offer a limited impression of the novel, and the reader needing six or seven to find something that clicks with him.

And hey, I just remembered . . . aren't there six blind men with the elephant in that poem? LOL! I guess this rule was well known even in Ancient India! ;-)

Good luck getting the word out, Tamara! I'm here from the lovely Carol Miller's blog.

Tamara Hart Heiner said...

thanks for stopping by, Enbrethiliel! My, that's a mouthful. Isn't it interesting? To me it's like, if only a few people like it, it's not going to catch my attention. But if I start hearing from lots of people that it's great, then I start to pay attention.

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