My fabulous cousin is a teacher in Kentucky. She teaches an amazing group of kids and rewards and encourages them with unique incentives to get them to reach their reading goals. As many of you know, teachers get very little funding from the school to use for classroom needs. My cousin has been giving out signed copies of my books to her students as a reward and already some of her kids are meeting goals that will help them throughout life.
Please consider donating a signed copy of your book to her classroom. I understand that giving away books doesn't help your sales rank or your checkbook initially, but I can tell you since my cousin has started doing this, my sales ranks in that part of the state have rocketed. Keep in mind that high school students have lots of friends. They talk, they get excited about what they are reading and spread the word about things they like. This could be an opportunity for your novel to get a whole new audience. In addition to the word of mouth from a bunch of talkative teenagers, I will post a piece on my blog about your book and publicize it on twitter to say thanks. (I have over 30,000 followers).
Please consider making a donation. If you are interested, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send you the mailing address to send your book.
Thanks for reading!