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"
Once again I have been pretty slack in not posting here for a while. Needless to say I have not achieved my stretch sales targets and will have to review them in light of the current market conditions. As every good salesperson knows the goal posts keep shifting around the field day to day and […]Read more "Update – 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"
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"
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"
Wow! It has been a great month. September saw record monthly sales and the best single day sales volumes ever. Pages read via the Kindle lending library are also consistently increasing for all three novels in the series. To cap it all off I also received a royalty cheque, well electronic payment, this week. I […]Read more "SALES UPDATE #5- AUGUST 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"
Target: 3000 copies by March 1 2017. After the high level of interest in Sales Update #1 I decided it would be a good idea to follow pretty quickly with a further update for my hordes of followers and outline the key components of my cunning plan to sell three thousand of my novels by […]Read more "The Lifeboat sales update #2."