"I tried for over a decade, and that's why I've now self published four times within six months. I'm not claiming that my writing is the best thing since (insert your own preference) but people who reasd it seem to like what they…"
I would say it all comes back to marketing. From what I understand, in today’s market, how well you advertise yourself weighs more than the quality of the story. I don't mean to be disheartening, but I have never heard of your or…"
" Thanks Patricia.
I hope people will also read mine in order. But in the event that they don't, I've made every one a standalone which won't upset the flow no matter what order they read them in. I've just begun sketching…"
"I'd put some large posters on the side of a London bus. For $25k I might even get two. Since London buses never actually go anywhere because of the road work leading up to the Olympics, plenty of people would be able to see them."
I don't think we should ever stop promoting our first novel, especially when it is the first book in a series. I don't know about you but, as a reader, I love to start at the beginning of a series and read the books in order.
"I think the more interesting books are selling if they are really well written. And then there is the marketing bit, but perhaps if you give the first book out free, if it is good then it will entice people to try the second one. For…"
I'm about to release the second novel in a series of four. I haven't sold a copy of the first in four weeks, so I've decided to give it away for free this weekend to remind people of its existence. Am I flogging a dead horse? Or should I expect this in a market overladen with self published books?See More