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"
Two years and a month or so since the publication of The Lifeboat, the fourth book in the Skidian Chronicles series: The Colonists is now available on Amazon as a kindle ebook and as a paperback. I am expecting stampede from my avid fans to see how I have woven the last two years of […]Read more "The Colonists-all done and dusted"
I am quite often asked if I have one of my books handy for people to buy in hard copy or as an ebook. I do have the odd hard copy laying around but I have generally pointed potential fans in the direction of Amazon because that’s the marketplace where I want to grow, prosper, […]Read more "Sales update…..exciting news"
The fourth book in the Skidian Chronicles series; The Colonists is being edited at the moment, so in the lull between getting something back to work on (I’m sure there will be heaps) and starting the the next project I have been plotting a marketing strategy while I enjoy the end of the summer weather […]Read more "Reviews for The Colonists"
In April 2016 after publishing the third novel in the Skidian Chronicles Series, I set myself a goal of selling a total of three thousand odd copies of the novels in the series by Christmas of 2016. When it became clear I wasn’t going to hit that deadline I extended the target date to March […]Read more "Monthly Sales report"
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"
A milestone of sorts this week. Finished the first draft of The Colonist which maybe renamed The Colonists as there is more than one of them. This draft adds up to something just shy of one hundred and sixty thousand words all told so it is a reasonably lengthy tome. It will be interesting to […]Read more "A milestone of sorts"
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"
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"
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"