A milestone of sorts this week. Finished the first draft of The Colonist which maybe renamed The Colonists as there is more than one of them. This draft adds up to something just shy of one hundred and sixty thousand words all told so it is a reasonably lengthy tome. It will be interesting to […]Read more "A milestone of sorts"
Normally I have made notes through the month in relation to some topics I can cover in my update but I have been a bit slack this past month. With a bit of luck I will have some pretty exciting news to report next month which should give me a big sales boost. Otherwise, apart […]Read more "June sales and general update"
Well another month has come and gone. Another month some new lessons learnt and re-learnt, more wondering how thick I can be in terms of my advertising copy, managed to sell a few more books, and spent some (more) money I should be saving for our trip of a lifetime or a new ute. This […]Read more "May Sales Update"
It’s been well over a month since I penned a blog so here is the March and April issue combined. Recent feedback suggests I have an audience who enjoy reading my updates and I need to keep my fans engaged so they know when book number four is ready to roll and remind everyone who […]Read more "March and April sales update"
Well my extended sales period has ended and I have to report I am a long way off hitting my self imposed target. The upshot of this is the missus is going to have to wait a little longer for that big trip and I am going to need to come up with some more […]Read more "Alternative Sales Annual Report"
The other week I reviewed progress against my March 1 2017 deadline to sell three thousand one hundred books and realized I was a long way off getting anywhere near this nice round number. An urgent call to arms and some decisive action was required if I was going to get anywhere close by the […]Read more "#alternativefacts Sales update"
Well I am a long way from getting anywhere near my target of 3000 sales by the end of this month. With this in mind I have decided on an alternative approach to achieving this target. While it would be nice to make some money out of my works, for the first two books at […]Read more "January Sales update."
Well it is the time of the year when people reflect on the events of the previous twelve months and review the outcomes of any plans made and documented when full of good interventions and spirits of the alcoholic type. It’s also the time of the year we make resolutions we probably won’t keep and […]Read more "Skidian Chronicles New Year message"
Welcome to my world of being an indie sci fi author and publisher. Back at the beginning of November I was quite excited with the record number of books sold in October with sales coming at almost one a day. I thought this was quite an achievement. Another month has gone by and I have […]Read more "November sales update"
I have experimented with a number of marketing ideas to get my work in front of people and encourage them to buy and read my novels with varying degrees of success. Most of them have one thing in common – they all cost money. Which is ok but at some point you have to ask yourself […]Read more "Skid – The First Skidian Chronicles giveaway competition"