Giving my wrap up on how this year’s NaNo went before getting into a deep look at how Aisuru’s second promotion went, the “tail” results, and my overall take aways from it all.
Belated update on my NaNo progress for the last ten days, writing my first shirt story, and I share the second chapter of Girl in the Forest News & Notes: NaNo Update – 16,933 words added plus… Wrote my first short story! Another 5,125 words Girl in the Forest snippet (Day 1, Present) Current Word Count: 42,271; story now in Day 6, evening in the present; +5,125 for Knives and the Girl
Weekly update on my NaNo progress and some initial thoughts on my first time using a paid beta reader. News & Notes: Deviations Paid Beta Read results NaNo Update Aisuru promotion – lingering benefits (daily pages read, new review, and also boughts!) Current Word Count: 25,338 according to Scrivener; story now in Day 4, start of the “Yuna’s past” segment”
Discussing my progress after the first week of NaNo, my concerns about Girl in the Forest’s content and length, and a quick summary of Aisuru’s 99 cent promotion results. Note: This episode does have some non-specific discussion on child abuse as this is a central subject of GitF. News & Notes: NaNo Progress and Feeling Novel structure Progress Concerns Aisuru’s Promotion Results Sales rank peaked at 6,155; got to #13 in magical realism! 97 copies sold in the US; 4 sold in UK; earned less than $55 1,237 KNEP So far, 2 days since the end, no more sales, but […]
Update on my progress for the first two days of NaNo and sharing the first, raw chapter of The Girl in the Forest. News & Notes: NaNo!! Introduction (for the uninitiated) Aisuru’s 99 cents sale is now underway and will continue through the 7th. As of this episode, 21 copies sold so already doing better than the last promo! Yay! A few more promo sites ran the promo on the 1st day, though still only had 3 sales total then. The rest have all been today so far. Girl in the Forest, reading of first chapter (raw!) Current Word Count: […]
After some nice Deviations updates and a few personal notes including NaNo talk, I share the details of Aisuru’s upcoming 99 cent sales and the promotional efforts that will be involved.
In this week’s hodge-podge of an episode, I share some info on the weight loss program I’m on, give updates on Aisuru and Deviations, and talk about the changes I’ve made to the show and my newsletter. I round out the episode with my September plans.
In this week’s amazingly short episode, I talk about my upcoming plans for Aisuru, including pulling it from wide distribution to go into KDP select, cover changes, and more. News & Notes: Ran a giveaway of Aisuru onLibraryThings of eBooks in exchange for reviews; 41 people entered so 41 people won since it was 100 copies up for grabs Also sent the codes to claim to my email list subscribers 27 copies claimed, and 1 review so far; not bad considering it didn’t end that long ago Need to send one reminder with the claim links again Updated Deviations blurb on […]
In this episode, I’m giving you guys a better “sneak peek” at Deviations, with the first three revised chapters! News & Notes: Aisuru sent out to a few more potential reviewers Buying direct from me now means you no longer have to buy separate eBook versions! You just buy once and you get both the Kindle and ePub versions, so you can use them both or if you have one reader now but change later, no need to rebuy anything. I’ve also lowered the paperback version of Aisuru’s price when buying direct from me to $13.99! 🙂 Main Topic: Deviations […]
After a hefty bit of news and notes, I get into today’s promised discussion: Aisuru’s first real promotional event and the results (or lack thereof) and I try to figure out just what went wrong.
In today’s episode I examined a few articles discussing particularly authors’ costs of self-publishing their books, in particularly focusing on a few that had exorbitantly high costs and at least one egregious case of someone getting taken advantage of.
Amazon announced a change in how they handle payouts for books borrowed Kindle Unlimited (KU)/Kindle Owner Lending Library (KOLL) and the main stream media went crazy…crazy spreading misinformation for the win! Let’s look at what’s really going on and why this could be a good thing before poking fun at the bad reporting.