Mostly into research all week. Silva Method, if you must know. Because these time-shifters started it with their simultaneous time. That led back to non-local quantum mechanics, which in turn led to remote perception and influencing – a great course on this from Nightingale-Conant…
The Great Writing Business Challenge – Week 24 Results
Instafreebie/PW: 29/101 (Actual vs. Reported: 29%)
Overall Total: 3179 (slow decrease, and continued slow onboarding from IF.)
Published Words Fiction:
– free – Own Site: 0, Medium: 0, Wattpad: 0
– paid – Book Outlets: 0, Medium: 0
Published Words Non-Fiction:
– free – Own Site: 3960, Else: 0 (Medium)
– paid – Book Outlets: 0, Medium: 0
Fiction Books re-published with updates:
- Total: backslid – 168 now, formerly 111
Books In Progress:
- Rest of Hermione series (3 more)
Book sales this week:
Note: Amazon Fiction – 26/59= over 44% – 7 of those 26 were anthologies
Lulu sales for May: 2 ebooks, 139 paper/hardback (avg per week – 40 | avg. royalty – $3.40) only two fiction out of that, and only reprints (none mine). Next report (for June) 15 July
New Podcast Episodes:
As mentioned, I spent most of the week in research.
I got a reject on one of my anthologies, which means a revision in the backmatter to all of them. The good point is that I can now put in a blurb asking people to review the book wherever they got it from – and suggest Bookbub and Goodreads if it was a free download or a gift/loaner.
Amazon has proven to have n o real organic discovery on its own. That’s been staring us in the face. The only way to get sales is to ship traffic to it. I may try some tests to put the most recent anthologies up on Exclusive – until the next one is ready. That would align with what I’ve been told – and especially since the bulk of my fiction ebooks are being sold through Amazon. (Very not true for non-fiction, where Zon is around 50%.)
I do have an approach for non-fiction, as I’ve gone over, and that will get me back to simply building out one property at a time, with related materials for each one (including courses and a set of three TED-talk-length videos.)
Once I get the fiction updated, that is…
(After I make a pause in this research cycle.)
Fiction Sales by Email
Quite an uptick in fiction sales that had two changes connected with it. I through out what I’d been told about email marketing as it wasn’t working. I was sending initially a ton of traffic to Instafreebie/Prolific Works (IF) through might site – but no sales. Next, I started sending people to my own site to buy the book, but then the sales started up and then dropped. This last week, I got more of a direct relation with my subscribers and gave them direct links to Amazon – and sales soared. My non-Amazon sales also ticked up, but are within the range of their usual. Amazon was the outlier.
The direct relation with my subscribers was really in throwing out a great deal of what I’d been told by my email coach and going back to “conventional wisdom” – but in my real-world approach that comes out in my books and blogging. I just included some pictures of my cows. Too simple.
That said, I invested in another Silva course on sales, since this is a logical part of marketing to invest in. More than likely, I’ll be digging up all the thick marketing/sales references I have (Jay Abraham, Zig Ziglar, and classics.)
Because these fiction works are parables, and point to goal achievement books and materials. And that needs to come across in my emails. I’m just on the breaking edge of this currently.
Meanwhile, this research into non-local phenomenon brought me right back to Silva and a book I compiled a decade ago or so.
Studying Abraham, Ziglar, Schwartz et al. will then also bring me up in presentation as well.
There needs to be a re-study of Jeff Walker’s material as well as Dawson’s courses. (Note that most of the rest of the also-ran’s in the writing-publishing area can be safely ignored. Probably all of them.)
All in due time.
A lot of this has been worked up already – Big Blitz’s to wrap things up and get back to a schedule.
I’ve got to get into these books next to get them done. Then back onto a more “regular” schedule. I may simply do those books in 3 out of 7 days (Fri-Sun) and otherwise get back onto a schedule. So with the push of writing and balancing my farming and everything else, I’ll probably do four days on republishing, three days on these upcoming books.
The regular schedule has posting more Nightingale audio as podcasts. First is to finish off the republishing and the current book series. 2 big blitzes to finish, then back to regular blitzing.
Last week’s to-do’s:
- Emails out – blitz (Mon) Fiction, ARC, LS YUP
- Rest of survey emails out YUP
- Rest of fiction books updated NOPE
- Segment non-fiction books and begin updating in segments NOPE
- Thursday auction YUP
This week’s to-do’s:
- Emails out – blitz (Mon) Fiction, ARC, LS
- Wrap up new research and get into testing what I found. (Mon)
- Rest of fiction books updated – three day blitz
- Three days of writing.
- Thursday auction and republishing or writing afterwards.
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