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"
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"
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"
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"
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"
Auckland NZ, 6 June 2016 – Auckland writer, Keith Fenwick, has released The Lifeboat, the third novel in the Skidian Chronicles trilogy. This is Keith Fenwick’s third novel. The Lifeboat continues the story of Skid, the most sophisticated planet in the known universe. In the first Skidian Chronicle we are transported to a world where […]Read more "Media Release – The Lifeboat"
I can’t really write a review for The Lifeboat. However, if I could I would like to think it would go something a long the lines of this; The Lifeboat is the third novel in the Skidian Chronicles series, (I hesitate to say trilogy as it is evident that there is a book number four […]Read more "My review for The Lifeboat"
I head an interesting interview on the radio this morning with Linda Tirado. Tirado became accidentally famous when a blog post she wrote went viral. The theme of the post was the low wage economy and the plight of the working poor in the United States. One of the key points she made was that […]Read more "The importance of getting noticed"