Well my first ‘official’ book signing is done and dusted. It was a fantastic experience. Cat and Caro at the Writers Plot Read bookshop in Lower Hutt were really great, I sold some books, and about half the people who said they were going to turn up, actually made an appearance. Can’t ask for more than that. […]Read more "Wellington book signing for The Colonists"
Well, the latest book (The Colonists) is published and because I am taking a business like approach to a creative and therapeutic process I am setting myself a realistic sales target to recoup some of the real costs of production: the editing and the cover art. Sales would have to go much bigger than my […]Read more "New sales target – The Colonists"
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"
This months update will be short and sweet and a little earlier than normal as we are in the process of moving house and I have domestic tasks to attend to. Long story short is I am still a long way off my March 1 2017 sales target. On the other hand I have sold […]Read more "October sales update- Update #8"
The September update is a little late due to a well – deserved holiday break, from the end of September until the first week in October. While August was a record sales month and September sales started with a hiss and a roar, with another record day, the numbers rapidly tailed off rapidly after the […]Read more "SALES UPDATE #6- SEPTEMBER SALES PLAN COMMENTARY"
Just a short update as I have a number of other month end activities that I need to attend to, including working on the latest novel which I am 20000 odd words into. Other activities include making sure my Amazon account is set up correctly as I anticipate my first ever royalty payment in the […]Read more "SALES UPDATE #4- JULY SALES PLAN COMMENTARY"
Target 3000 copies by March 1 2017 A number of marketing and advertising activities were undertaken this month but sales were flat. Activities included the generation of a press release dispatched to all major news organizations and setting up Amazon based advertising. This is a high level break down. Total sales-14 books of all titles […]Read more "Sales update #3- June sales plan commentary"
I thought it might be a good idea to keep my followers updated with how I am going against my target of selling 3000 copies of my books by Christmas 2016. I know from various virtual and real conversations that people do read these posts and have some interest in what I am doing, if only […]Read more "Book Sales update #1"
In the First Chronicle, the main protagonist of this tale along with the woman in his life, was abducted by a group of aliens from the Planet Skid. The First Chronicle deals with Bruce and to a lesser extent his fellow abductee, Sue coming to terms with the culture shock of finding themselves in this […]Read more "The story so far- The Skidian Chronicles Trilogy and Lifeboat teaser"
The second novel in the Skid Chronicles series of science fiction novels is close to being published. Here is an excerpt from the novel. “It amused Bruce how these three copied him so studiously, it also came as a sobering surprise to realise that they considered him a worthy role model. He’d never considered that […]Read more "The Skid Chronicles"