The day job and working in the great NZ novel have taken a backseat over the last few weeks as we had a three week holiday visiting the northern hemisphere. Needless to say, despite my best intentions to keep my hand in, I didn’t get much work done on the latest book. Dunno what Bruce […]Read more "Holiday interlude"
As those of you who have been paying attention are aware, I have finally finished the first draft, a brain dump of coherent and barely coherent scribbles, call it what you will of the fourth book in the Skidian Chronicles series. The discerning reader will also note I have upgraded the description of the books […]Read more "July Skidian Chronicles Update – #Interesting facts"
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"
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"