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"
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"
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 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"
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"
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"
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"