In this unscripted, personal episode, I talk openly, honestly, and at length about the things going on with my life, including the deaths in October and January, my physical and mental health, and the financial strain of both. I then talked about the plans for the future, including my plans to get the show back on track and the efforts to get back to writing again. And finally, I thanked my listeners and supporters for continuing to stick with me and being patient with my long hiatus.
It’s my annual review of how the year went, good, bad, and meh, how I did with my goals, and looking at my financials for the year. Ending the episode by sharing my writing-related goals for 2017! News & Notes: Gotten a few more chapters of the NaNo 2016 project written, thanks to Dragon, and even wrote some while at a sing-along get together event. Also used Dragon to get more work done on the non-fiction project 2016…Oh This Year! I realized Deviations abject failure, the stress/drain of all that overtime earlier in the year to finish a project at […]
Camp Nano ended in abject failure and I contemplate the future of the Maid Maleen project before discussing my hastily done promo for Aisuru. While the sales were pitiful, the ROI was great, though still a disappointment. Which leads into my last topic: where things stand with Girl in the Forest and the struggles of being fiscally responsible while also trying to produce great products and a great reader experience.
With little chance of “making it worse”, I decided to do a pair of experiments with free pulsing on Aisuru and tried out a blog tour book blitz. This episode is all about that, after a hefty section of news and notes. How did my experiments turn out? Let’s see… (side note: my mentions of the episode length in the episode are “off” as I clipped out some extra babbling 🙂 )
This post is part of a series of posts about Aisuru’s big 2015 99¢ promotion. I thought this information may be useful to fellow indie authors and to readers who are curious about how it all works behind the scenes. 🙂 In part 1 of this series, I discussed how I decided the when of Aisuru’s upcoming sale, some of the prep work I did, and how I decided where to submit the sale for promotion. I also did a podcast episode where I discussed all of that and my increasing my mailing list as part of the prep. I also gave […]
This post is part of a series of posts about Aisuru’s big 2015 99¢ promotion. I thought this information may be useful to fellow indie authors and to readers who are curious about how it all works behind the scenes. 🙂 As I’ve mentioned in the most recent podcast episodes, I’m planning to do one more promotion for Aisuru this year. Unlike the last promo, which was mostly thrown together at the last minute, this one will be carefully planned to (hopefully) maximize results. Prepping Aisuru The first step, of course, was getting Aisuru ready. To that end, I redid the eBook cover, […]
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 […]
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.