Does anyone have any experience with Pride Promotions?
They're a promotion company specialising in book tours for LGBT books.
From their FAQ:
From a read-through of what they're offering I'm sure they have good intentions, but I'm not convinced they're able to generate enough sales to recoup even a fraction of the cost of their services for the following reasons:How do you promote my book?
We post ads Monday - Friday (unless a special tour is set up on the weekends) on Facebook and Twitter. They show your book cover, the blurb, the stops for your tour, and the links for the stops. Once we reach the end of the tour dates, it's not over. We run ads for several days past (usually one week from the final date of the tour) so that people are reminded about your book, as well as the contest taking place and encouraging them to check it out.
1) Their Facebook and Twitter are filled with only poorly-designed (often unreadable because of sizing issues) adverts and seem to be only liked or followed by authors who are also hoping to promote their own books. Do any readers actually follow accounts that do nothing but promote obscure books?
2) The blog hosts they have include some heavy-hitters in the genre but also some obscure ones with a minimal following and there's no guarantee you'll be hosted by the larger sites.
3) Their own site is an unprofessional-looking Wordpress affair.
But if other members have used them and found it has boosted their sales, I'll eat my words.