I have been contemplating this for months now. I sign up on an expert's mailing list for some free advice, I am blown away by their knowledge, I look up the 'VIP' package, I almost pass out by the amount they ask. I go through this vicious cycle at least once every two weeks. In … Continue reading Growing Pains…Is It Worth Paying For Advice?
The other day, I was reading an article on how a newbie or unknown author can improve the number of reviews on their books. I didn't implement any of the tactics as of yet, I am still waiting on how useful my improved blurbs are. I must wait another week or two before I change … Continue reading Growing Pains…Reviews
This is the third post in a row discussing blurbs, but I am beginning to realize they are unavoidable and the difference between book sales and going back to waitressing. I love waitressing, but I would rather sell books. Vania Margene Rheault commented on my last post about Libbie Hawker's blurb tips. I took notes and … Continue reading Growing Pains…Blurbs, Again!
Since my last post, I have been looking into bestsellers of historical fiction novels. I do not have a novel, I am an author of a novelette series. I feel the best sellers are my best bet for finding juicy blurbs. Some of the novels have over 20k reviews, they hold best seller tags, and … Continue reading Growing Pains…Blurbs & Covers; More In-Depth
I have been reading and researching many marketing blogs and books this past week. I am trying to 'mix it up,' so to speak. My mind needs to focus on sales, even if my brain has about fifteen ideas for stories. I am slowly learning that I need to stick to my schedule and marketing … Continue reading Growing Pains…Learning from Example, Why Didn’t I Think of That?