Writing & Publishing: Building Audience With Avid Readers (This write-up is different from others I've done. Mainly because researching these are all tied together. There are many good articles describing how to utilize these social media to build audience. And no real need to paraphrase them here. So I've just put a list of links I've found after these short notes so you … [Read more...]
The Acid Test of Fiction Writing
For all I've researched and tested in the previous five years about writing and publishing, one challenge yet remained:
Can this be put to use, starting from scratch as a new author, and actually build an audience while writing profitable fiction?
These articles show the journey. Join me. Should be fun.
The Great Fiction Writing Challenge – Week 15 Results Nicely inundated with Instafreebie requests and notices (and subscribers.) Still only minutes a day to maintain. Progress on creating sales from direct emails. Metrics Published words Written fiction words: 8454 Published Fiction: – free – 0 – paid – 0 Published Non-Fiction: – free – 5665 – paid – … [Read more...]
Writing Your Books: Your Author Platform Is Your Business refs: 4 Vices You Must Lose to Build Your Author Platform (https://livesensical.com/4-vices-lose-build-author-platform/) Writing-Publishing Survival Guide – A Brain Dump of Systems (https://livesensical.com/writing-publishing-survival-guide-brain-dump-systems/) Is the Content Inc. Model a Good Fit for … [Read more...]
Books2Read Link Tip - Draft2Digital Book Sales To get more/better book sales, here's a simple tip for you. This is for authors who are going wide with Draft2Digital and their Books2Read (free) service. You want to send your readers to the most optimal experience. Having a cover and description would be the best way to send people there. The trick is that there are … [Read more...]
The Great Fiction Writing Challenge – Week 14 Results Subscribers still flowing in from Instafreebie giveaways. The first verifiable traffic flow has begun, with some interesting improvements going back to Claude Hopkins' Scientific Advertising... Metrics Published words – Fiction: – free – 0 – paid – 7748 (see link below) Non-Fiction: – free – 5285 – paid – … [Read more...]
Self-Publishing: Instafreebie Errata - Tips, Tricks, Strategies These notes from getting active on Instafreebie (and getting over 130 opt-ins in less than two weeks, starting with knowing nothing about this stuff.) - Read and follow directions. Every. Single. Time. Fill out everything the way you want to represent yourself or your books. This is a well thought-out service. … [Read more...]
The Great Fiction Writing Challenge – Week 13 Results Subscribers still flowing in due to joining Instafreebie giveaways. Some tweaking, but proved its an essential tool. More interesting is how it's begun driving traffic to book outlets. Metrics Published words – Fiction: – free – 0 – paid – 6980 (anthology: 26381, total: 33361) Anthology is also out in print. Proof in … [Read more...]
You'd think Amazon would be more respectful of Public Domain (PD) books, since this is what they used to start their KDP operation. They had to have a lot of books people could put onto their brand-new Kindle ereaders, so they loaded up with a lot of (slightly) edited versions of free public domain books. (Kinda like when they had their own staff write reviews in order to get … [Read more...]
Online Business: Should You #DeleteFacebook? It's tough to turn the other cheek on a company who's been stealing your personal information and giving it out to other companies. All just to sell you their stuff - and have the same ad follow you around through all the sites you visit. And probably a little illegal of them, as well. But we'll have to let the powers that be … [Read more...]