A few weeks ago, I saw this “new” marketing technique being used by several authors who promote their books on Twitter. I called it the “list a bunch of tropes then add a link for purchase or pre-order” method, but I was sure it had a slicker and more established name.
I haven’t been able to find a definitive term for it, but after listening to book-friends talk, it sounds like the technique is based on An Archive of Our Own (AO3) tags. I visit a different story-sharing site for erotica, and I’ve got to tell you, I love tags like these. It seems like the author chooses their own tags (much like the tags we have on our blogposts are also chosen by each Lady). Some tags are extremely unhelpful and niche – I think they are mostly some weird combo of words that allow the authors to find their own stories again. But other tags are very effective at helping me find things that I’m going to like in the huge, slushy pile of internet that is Literotica.
At any rate, Mimi Grace: If you are reading, your tags worked! I had some problems setting up a pre-order from Amazon.co.jp for Along for the Ride, but I put a reminder in my Google Calendar to try again after the publication date, and I finally bought the book last week.
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