Sales and sighs

My July invoice for sales was rather discouraging. How to gain more sales. Do I dance naked down a New York City street or in London, with a placard with the name of my book on it, covering my ‘naughty bits’? Do I spend a small fortune sending out copies of my book to every reviewer in UK, USA, Canada, Australia and so on. (Does anyone have a contact for Oprah?) I ADORED writing the book DAY AND KNIGHT, The Case of missing Things and I feel really happy to know the character Holly, and 99% of people who have read it, enjoyed it and yet I have to find better ways to market the book. To make it stand out along the other thousands!

Also disappointing to learn that for all writers any online sales also have the various sales taxes deducted from their cut, which is already small. Fine for the writers of block busters. I knew it was going to be tough but not so time consuming. More talks coming up where I hope to sell a few more copies but  I think I am definitely going to diet, just in case the most fruitful option turns out to be the naked placard walks in the streets!

May the force be with you.

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One Response to Sales and sighs

  1. Alexandra says:

    Hang in there Bette! I am putting together a business plan (as I type) to cover just that problem – ie the self-published author’s transition to e-publication and marketing thereof.
    I am happy to converse with other creative types re what they would like an ‘author services’ type business to do for them re getting their product in front of the discerning (or is that confused?) purchaser.
    Alexandra Williams
    Pipi Publishing & Author Services
    pipipublishing@gmail.com

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