This is my first effort at publishing and selling a short story, so I'm trying not to go too overboard on costs. I suspect this will be a loss leader, but I'm hoping it will be a good enticement for a new series that I'm working on. The costs are as follows: Production Cover Art- … Continue reading “War of the Twin Swords” Cost
Now this isn't going to be a one-size fits all answer, but I'm going to show you my results from a day where I stack promotions and the results from a day where I had only 1 promotion website running. Promotion sites stacked- E-book hound- $20 Book Barbarian- $35 Fussy Librarian- $28 ENT (E-reader … Continue reading Is it worth it to stack promotions?
This is a guest blog post I did with Alex Stargazer talking about ways to get your book into bookstores and about making sure you've got the best genre for pitching your book.
Hi there. So for me personally I know my book sells better on the shelves because of the book covers visual appeal in a store. It stands out from other books and catches people's attention, so I knew I wanted local stores to be part of my distribution. Here are the things I used to … Continue reading How I got into Local Bookstores
These are some mistakes I made when doing my first book. I hope that anyone who reads this will have the chance to learn from my bad experiences. Mistakes to Avoid Paying for editorial reviews- There's no guarantee that these reviews will go in your favor and they honestly didn't move the needle for me … Continue reading Self-Publishing Mistakes to Avoid
In this article, I'm going to rank some of my favorite venues that I have personally used or that I plan on using as part of my promotion and why. I hope this helps you in your publishing journey. Medium sized anime conventions- I'm talking a minimum attendance of 1,000 people. I would also ensure … Continue reading My Favorite Venues for In-Person Promotion
Personally, I will be taking on two projects for NaNoWriMo this time around. One is for an anthology I intend to submit to a 20Booksto50k anthology. The other is Cursed, the second book of the Spellbound mini-series. Here are some things I plan to do for preparation and the word count I intend to put … Continue reading Preparation for NaNoWriMo
My results- Hi everyone, I had been looking into doing free promotion days, but I kept putting it off because I didn't want to spend the money to promote a free book. When, I used free promotion methods the first time I just posted on FB and unloaded about 18 copies. This time I wanted … Continue reading Free Book Day (Promoting on a Budget)
Editorial Reviews Indies Today- They had a realistic view of the pros and cons of the book, and I could tell they actually read it and weren't making it up as they went. Another bonus is they featured my book on their page and got me some traffic and sales. Definitely worth submitting to. They also … Continue reading Free Promotions and Editorial Reviews for Your Book
I'm including my in-person and online sales here. My goal based on some online research is to hit at least 250 copies in 1 year. Why? The average traditionally published author sells 250 copies in the 1st year and about 5k in its life-time. I'm self-published and would be happy hitting that many copies in … Continue reading My Book Sales (Including Print) and My Sales Goals