After 12 years of obsessive note-taking and character development, I finally released a genre-crossing, dystopian, violent crime thriller called "The Appetite of Floyd." However, as I search online for blog reviewers and convass local media, I find it difficult to pitch to a specific audience. There isn't a single genre that my story adheres to, and I find myself unsure how to market this idea.
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Here is a quick synopsis that I placed on my Facebook page:
"Godrick is an out of work loser who robs a bank with a few others to earn some quick money. But when he's double-crossed and left behind to deal with the cops, he has to make the decision to return to his pitiful life or go after the one who betrayed him. And that's all just Chapter One.
"Floyd is a serial murderer/rapist (in that order) who is stalking his 18th victim. Reeling from a lifetime of...rejection from women, the middle-aged virgin fell madly in love with damn near every woman he saw, and it soon pushed him to act.
"The story bounces between multiple characters, highlighting several storylines that ultimately intersect - sometimes in unexpected ways. There's a dangerous new drug killing people on the streets, corruption from police force to politicians, and a people who are calling out for a hero to save them from their oppressive lives in this Dystopian thriller about the vices and demons of man.
"And that's all just Book 1...
"'Dare to Defy' is projected to be finished by mid-November, with a pre-Christmas release."
While I've sold two dozen units in the first week, I'm clueless as to how to excite interest beyond a local audience and grow into a regional marketing plan.
Any help or advice would be AWESOME!!
Joe Schlegel started this discussion 1 year ago. ( | permalink )