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 have only recently realised what a great benefit to the process of writing an editor is, My editor is just starting out but she is fully involved in helping me address the continuity issues and basic grammatical errors that I tend to to make. Spell checkers are great but bit nothing beats a well […]Read more "Behind every good author stands a great editor or spell checkers are great"
Excerpt from the The Skid Chronicles part 2 Bruce wondered why he had never thought of hijacking one of the patrol ships before as piloting one was just like playing on a virtual flight trainer game on the internet. He blissfully ignored the fact that he would never have got even close to one of […]Read more "The Skid Chronicles Part 2"
What have I learnt? Obviously not enough. Think I might as well watch the cricket.Read more "What I have learnt about Indie book promotion… part 2"
While I am busy pecking away at the second novel in the Skid Chronicles series I have also been looking at how to widen my readership for the first book in the series and make my fortune. Yeah right. Making a living at this would be great but I am not about to give up […]Read more "What I have learnt about Indie book promotion…"
My first Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Keith Fenwick PO Box 90312 Victoria St West Auckland 0272066091 email@example.com New Zealand Author Publishes Sci Fi Novel on Amazon Kindle Auckland NZ, January 29 2013 – New Zealand author, Keith Fenwick, recently released a science fiction novel, Skid – The First Chronicle, the first novel of […]Read more "Press Release"
I have long been a frustrated author. Being a writer is something that I have always wanted to do. There is a literary bent in the family so I guess this isn’t all that unusual. If I was being honest with myself the reason that I have never really pursued writing as a career option […]Read more "Published at last"