Jillian Dodd is the #1 Promo Queen! In appreciation for her savvy and hard work in public relations for Indie Writers, we assign this day to honor our awesome leader, JILLIAN DODD!
An Extraordinary Woman
by CC MacKenzie, Romance Author
Don’t you just love surprises?
Well, a certain Jillian Dodd has no idea that 99 authors are going to blog about her today or that reader bloggers have jumped on board too to help us thank her for what she has done for us.
Jillian Dodd is a best selling author of fabulous young adult fiction. Her writing is pure entertainment, which has found thousands of fans… but more about that it a minute.
I first stumbled across her in a large group of writers and it didn’t take me long to realize that Jill’s one of those people who steps up to help others navigate the stormy and ever changing seas of self publishing.
So why am I telling you all this, I hear you cry?
On the 21st of December 99 authors were part of a promotional activity to sell 99 EBooks for 99 cents. Jillian had come up with a marketing plan while chatting to other writers about the best way to bring their books to the attention of the reading public. So when I was invited in November to participate with a book that was low in the charts and priced $2.99 or above I leapt at the chance.
Like a General she assembled the troops, issuing clear step-by-step instructions on what we had to do, how and when we had to do it and we all responded in a good and timely manner.
At the end of the 21st December, ten of us were in the top 100 in the Kindle store. By this time Amazon had leapt aboard to assist in the 24hr price drop and helped us with the Kindle Daily Deal and the majority of us found our rankings soar. Many of us sold hundreds of books. Many were in the top five of their specific category genres. Readers were ecstatic, authors were excited and Jillian stayed up with virtually no sleep for forty-eight hours to make sure the whole thing went smoothly and to keep a beady eye on the numbers.
And let me tell you it was a thing of beauty!
Check out her YA novels at http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_3_7?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=jillian+dodd&sprefix=jillian%2Cstripbooks%2C371&rh=n%3A283155%2Ck%3Ajillian+dodd