…most of my wunnerful scribbler friends on the Web enjoy the creative writing side of the business, but that same 99.99% are also delighted when the Auntie Amazon sales pages are ticking upward… and this ol’ Jurassic is no different… those of yeez who honour me by reading these blogs regularly will know that I’m not shy in pushing my wee literary masterpieces… I’ve often pointed to the fact that in the modern self-publishing or ‘house-published’ WURLD, the Author/Authoress has to be multifaceted… writer/editor/copywriter/proofreader/cover art designer/formatter/advertiser/promoter to get heard amidst the Blogosphere din… I’m not advocating spamming… far from it.. spamming turns more people off than it brings aboard… but I mean properly presented programs to put yer WURK in front of potential readers… I’ve just completed a five-day free promo on Amazon Kindle for KILLER CITY, the second most recent of my titles… I chose that title because my sales/downloads tracker on the Author sales pages indicated it was lagging in sales/downloads among the five books I currently have out there… result after five days?… excellent…
…a gratifying number of readers downloaded, and it’s now on a par with my other titles… now, here’s the thing for self-publishers (and others)… during the promo period, the remaining four books, also saw a tick upward in sales (at normal pricing)… and astonishingly, and unexpectedly, these other four titles also saw significant increases in the KINDLE UNLIMITED usage, where the writer gets paid a fraction of a cent for every page read… and a lot of little makes a lot, believe me… having a back list is a vital piece for that, of course… using the Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter channels on a scheduled frequency, a few times daily, during the freebie period is essential, and it’s okay for that short period to put ‘AUTHOR PSE RT?’, as many fellow-pensters will click the ‘ReTweet’ and ‘Share’ buttons for yeez… don’t be shy at telling the universe where to find yer babies… go break a downloading leg, Lads and Lassies of Blog Land… self-publishing Authors… are marketing and free Auntie Amazon promos worth it?… you betcha!… !
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THE VIOLIN MANS LEGACY
VENGEANCE WEARS BLACK
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