There are as many answers to these questions as there are authors but I think most authors can be broadly divided into two camps – the ones whose answers mention money and success a lot and those that don’t. I am one of the writers who does not mention money as a motivator – don’t […]Read More Why do you write? What are your goals as an author?
No, not the awful rom-com. That is a movie so bad I think it may technically qualify as a crime. Instead I am talking about the launch of my latest book, New Dawns, which collects the serial I published recently. For the launch two promotion were booked in, one was booked on 23rd November and […]Read More Failure to Launch.
The final part of New Dawns, Season One, went up on Amazon on Friday. First time I have published a novel in serial form and the first time I have written a Christmas story to finish off a book. The collected version will be out in a couple of weeks (on 5th December) so I […]Read More Serial Fiction
In the past I’ve put up a lot of information about sales and downloads but recently I haven’t updated on the last few promotions – increased busyness in real life reduced time to post updates! Instead I thought I’d put up some total figures as they might be of interest. A bit of history to […]Read More Sales and downloads.
Admittedly Sainsbury’s had the Christmas biscuits out for the August Bank Holiday weekend so you could argue I am a little late but it still seems odd to write a Christmas story now. Then again, if I wrote it at Christmas I’d be releasing it after Christmas – not exactly a great release strategy! The […]Read More Christmas in November (and October).
My serialised novel, New Dawns Season One, is being released a week at a time, Sovereign Nation is out there, Chasing the Future was released a while ago, Second Time Lucky has been out for a year – so, what’s next? A Christmas story for New Dawns is needed to cap off the first season, […]Read More Sequels and where to go next.
New Chances went up for a free promo on Friday, the idea being that people would download it and then by the second part, New Beginnings. As a free download it was a success – 213 in a day. As a way to get people buying part two, not so much a success – no […]Read More New Chances free promo results.
So I launched the first part of my new serial on Friday, New Chances is the first part of New Dawns Season One. I priced it at $0.99 / £0.77 and booked in three promos for it. It has sold 7 copies (and one Kindle ‘borrow’) since launch. Not exactly flying off the virtual shelves. […]Read More New Chances Launch Results.
Ok – the free days are over, the promos have run their course, it has all gone quiet. So, how did it go? The final download figures are below: Second Time Lucky (23rd to 27th September) USA 23rd 592 24th 176 25th 47 26th 42 27th 28 Total: 885 UK 23rd 6 24th 3 25th […]Read More Final free promo results!
Ok, I admit it. I am converted. I now believe in paid promotion for my books, even if I am still trying to get it as cheap as I can. My crime novella Second Time Lucky went free on Tuesday with two of the promotions bknights put up on Fiverr. Before the promotion total downloads […]Read More Promotion Of A Free Book – Experiment And Results, Part One.