And so, now all my books have been edited hundreds of times and I've come to think they're perfect (it never happens) they'll start to sell. I've spent hours it seems trying to read about marketing the books. Oh, good grief, can anything be more boring!
I do not understand what they're saying. I did come upon one article for Kindle marketing and, taking it one paragraph at a time and taking notes. (I remember that much from college). Even if you never read your notes again, by writing the words, it helps imprint it. Lord, I hope so.
Rather than reading the entire article. I know, dumb-dee-dumb-dumb. What I did was take each topic he touched on and what to do with it and went and did it, whatever it was. Will that make a difference? Only time will tell but I could see how it was radically different from what I'd been doing, in my hit-n-miss campaign. Now all I have to do is read and follow the rest of the class instructions. Sigh.
I've sold over 450 books, in the last 90 days, but most of that happened when some of them were advertised for FREE within the first two days. Free is good but there's no way to tell if people actually read the books, because I've had only two reviews (stars only) for one book in Spanish. They left 1 and 3 stars, no words. What the heck!
Why would you not say what you didn't like. All I can assume is because I do not speak or write Spanish, and used Google translate to translate, maybe Google didn't do such a good job. Then again, maybe they simply hated my book. Although, the American version in English got a five star review with comments. Yahoo.
So, never give up, and I struggle on despite disappointments because, you never know, everything could change tomorrow. It is Christmas and people do buy presents. So, I'll write on. After all, I've got dozens of ideas that need to get onto the page and not all are paranormal.
I'm a talker and always have something to say. And so, it stands to reason, I should turn my thoughts into stories.