For Ariana Skyee, Planet Novo was everything it promised to be until the authorities introduced "The Calling" as their response to repopulation. Now, all seventeen-year-olds are to participate in thisBachelor-style pageant to find their perfect match, marry, and have children.
But that's not Ariana's only concern. Thanks to the government-sanctioned memory erase, Ariana has no recollection of Zane, the mystery boy who haunts her dreams. Things are further complicated when the pageant commences and her feelings for fellow Cadet Cal Remus intensify. Together, they start to realize not everything about their new home is not as it seems.
Entangled in a dangerous web of deceit, Ariana sets out to identify the truth. Conflicted over warnings that Cal isn't trustworthy and alarmed at the government's increasing interest in her, she doesn't know where to turn. But her search for the truth comes at a high personal price. When her world implodes, discovering the past shapes her future with devastating consequences.
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2016 Marketing Objective:
1. 80,000 sales of True Calling
2. 20,000 sales of other books in the series
3. Add 10,000 new subscribers to mailing list
My marketing plan includes:
Ongoing promo of True Calling continues as my magnet book, and the novel that draws people to my fully completed series.
True Calling was a Bookbub featured book on 29th August 2015 and it generated 40K in downloads in the six week period after the promo, and generated 4K in paid sales of all other books in the same period. Sales and downloads remain at a decent consistent level to date. In 2016 I plan to grow this further.
I've promoted extensively using all the following methods:
Blog events - tours, cover reveals, interviews, blitzs.
Featured on promotional sites like FreeBooksy, EReaderNews etc.
The book is available on Wattpad to try to engage the largely teenage audience.
Active management of ARC/Review list to grow the reviews on all sites.
Use of Netgalley to generate reviews, enhance discoverability, and build my ARC list.
Keyword maximization on Amazon.
Goodreads R4R/R2R participation.
Huge focus in 2016 to grow author subscriber list.
Huge focus in 2016 on targetted advertising using Facebook, Twitter and Google ads.
My marketing and promotional plan is a work in progress that will be maintained and developed on a daily basis.
As the market changes, I need to stay abreast of developments so I'm constantly growing my audience and my sales. I follow a lot of blogs for authors (e.g. Joanna Penn) to ensure I'm kept updated.
With that aim in mind, I am currently participating in two highly reputable online marketing courses for authors - myfirst10kreaders.com and selfpublishingformula.com Both courses are run by highly successful Indie authors Nick Stephenson and Mark Dawson.
My main focus in Q1 of 2016 is to apply the learning from both courses, as well as continuing to write the next few books in my Saven series.
Correct as of June 2017:
4.3 Global Average Amazon rating from 370 reviews
3.9 Goodreads rating from 1236 reviews.
Over 1400 Five and Four-Star Ratings for the entire series on Goodreads to date.
PRAISE FOR THE TRUE CALLING SERIES
"In a word, WOW!! Talk about a fascinating and magnetic tale!" Dianne Bylo. Tome Tender.
"True Calling is a dystopian sci-fi romance that is FABULOUS!" Ashley Colby. The Caffeinated Booknerd
"This series deserves to become as well-known as popular series such as The Maze Runner, The Hunger Games, Divergent, etc... it's that good." Rose. Paranormal Books.
"True Calling is an excellent read from young adult to adult." Bri Wignall: Natural Bri-Pursuits of Life
"I was pleasantly surprised at the paranormal twists and I found it an original addition." Lola's Reviews
"I cannot put my love for Siobhan Davis' True Calling series into words - it's easily one of my favorite series." Danielle Ruby. RamblingB00ks.
"This isn't just a book I couldn't put down, but a series I cannot put down. All I can say is wow!" Patricia Hamill. Author-Blogger. Puretextuality.
5 Star accolades from Readers Favorite:
"True Calling by Siobhan Davis is a perfect blend of reality TV dating show meets super high-tech sci-fi meets teenage drama meets government conspiracies, and I had an absolute thrill reading it." Faridah Nassozi
"True Calling takes you on a stimulating journey, then screeches to an abrupt halt, leaving you dead in your tracks, screaming for more." Cheryl E. Rodriguez
"This is the type of book that you'll recommend to everyone you know and definitely one that you'll want to read again." Samantha Rivera. "This is a fantastic young adult sci-fi read and I have to say, even as an adult, I enjoyed every moment of it. The writing flows and creates a world with a government that is not an unfamiliar story in teen-fiction these days, but this is a fresh and interesting take on it." Kathryn Bennett.
"One minute I thought I had the story figured out, but when I turned to the next page, there was another surprise waiting for me. All I know is I can't wait for the next installment." Trisha Dawn.
USA Today bestselling author Siobhan Davis writes emotionally intense young adult and new adult fiction with swoon-worthy romance, complex characters, and tons of unexpected plot twists and turns that will have you flipping the pages beyond bedtime! She is the author of the international bestselling True Calling, Saven, and Kennedy Boys series.
Siobhan’s family will tell you she’s a little bit obsessive when it comes to reading and writing, and they aren’t wrong. She can rarely be found without her trusty Kindle, a paperback book, or her laptop somewhere close at hand.
Prior to becoming a full-time writer, Siobhan forged a successful corporate career in human resource management.
She resides in the Garden County of Ireland with her husband and two sons.