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."
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"
I have finally completed the first draft of the third novel in the Skidian Chronicles series, tentatively titled; ‘The Lifeboat’. This was supposed to the final novel in the series. However, there are some loose ends that I feel I need to tidy up, even if in doing so I am merely satisfying my own […]Read more "The Lifeboat"
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"
The Second Coming- Part two of the Skid Chronicles series click here for the first novel in the series Synopsis The Second Coming is the second novel in the Skid Chronicles series and follows on from the first novel in the series where our unlikely protagonists were kidnapped by a team from the Planet Skid […]Read more "The Second Coming"