Mainly worked with the PMA-SOS books more. Worked up Hill’s 1954 TV lecture series into a book – which gives us a concise overview of that huge Science of Success Course. Very nice on its own…
“A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.” ~ Muhammad Ali
Total Subscribers: 2598
Heritage subs: 75
Total IF/PW subs: 2498
New IF/PW subs: 34
New non-IF subs: 1
New On site subs: 4
Total inactives: 66
IF/PW continues to drop, meaning their list isn’t expancing much, since the unsubscribes can’t get back on through giveaways. Some increases coming from “back of the book” opt-in’s. A long haul. IF/PW only leaves 4% of the IF/PW subscribers after a year following regular “list hygiene”- so this is still a dwindling scene.
Book Sales: Lulu has pooched it’s analytics and payments, so we’ll wait until July 15 to see if they pull finger (or go under.) Note: just checked – they are still only showing their own direct sales, nothing from historical. On the 15th, I should see if I got any sales from Ingram and Amazon POD this month… (All the more reason to light a fire under getting those books over to Amazon.)
Fiction Books In Progress:
- Corona-Xi series and anthology (note slight name change)
- Case of the Sand Dune Demise, Death and the Dreamcatcher > Book Five
- Book Four (01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, Anth)
- Raising Felicity (series?) -> What Their Eyes See -> Book Five
- Two Ghost’s Salvation Book Two (series) -> Book Three
- Wolfer’s Nation -> Book Three
Non-Fiction Books In Progress:
- PMA: Science of Success – TV Lecture Series Notes
- Get Everything You Want Out of Life Anthology
- PMA Science of Success Complete Lessons
- Why Leftists Fail with Violence
- A Parody Outline of History
Courses in Progress:
- “PMA: Science of Success” (now in beta)
- “Strangest Secret” (now in beta),
- “Get Everything You Want Out of Life”, (now in beta)
- “If You Can Count to Four…” (now in beta),
- “Completely Change Your Life in 30 Seconds” – still in alpha.
- Common-Sense Marketing That Works – pre-alpha
- Raising Gentle Cattle – pre-alpha
- How to Write Less and Profit More – pre-alpha
Mainly worked with the PMA-SOS books more. Worked up Hill’s 1954 TV lecture series into a book – which gives us a concise overview of that huge Science of Success Course. Very nice on its own.
Also worked up some books by compiling the Golden Age of Space Opera from pulp magazine stories (using Gutenberg.org for source materials.) This started last week with the Leigh Brackett collection, and I’ve now gotten 5 more in the queue for transmogrifying into collections.
Fiction continues to nag me from the sidelines. Mostly that I want to get back to the big project I laid out at the beginning of this year. But each of those series need prequels to set the stage – and many of these in turn are series-serials.
One in particular should see daylight next week. It was unplanned, but key, and opens up a door to a series about special children (pre-teen) who are more talented than their special parents. And that series itself is part to that project, so that gets me on the way. It’s a kind of prequel to “Felicity”.
Science of Success – Hidden Gold
Still amazed by what I’m finding in these SOS materials. This week, I dove in and edited Hill’s TV Lecture series into shape. It’s scheduled for proofing now, which then puts it up for publishing this week.
As an introduction, it’s very concise. Still shy of a hundred pages (just over 28.6K words), it’s a nice workup.
Still ahead is editing his longer lectures which he gave in April 1954 at Chigago. These are very unknown and cover all the 17 lessons of his course. But I have other things to pay attention to, as below.
I still have all of my top-selling paperbacks from Lulu to re-publish on Amazon this week. Sure, that SOS book took a lot of time, but it’s worth more than you think.
Now I have all the backends done, so this should probably be wrapped this week. That’s a lot of stuff pushed through Amazon. Hopefully, I’ve got all the bases covered so that it will go smoothly. (They are known to be testy in their “AI” department – which is a bit better than copy/paste, but still outsourced to low-wage non-US contractors – at least by the grammar used…)
So that’s now a priority.
Once I have all my books re-published, then I’ll be able to get onto one fiction/one course work up. Take Mon-Tues to get a new fiction work done, then the rest of the week through Sat to get courses upgraded and promoted.
No known sales of my updated non-fiction which should take over for a big-seller (formerly) on Lulu. Again, we have to see if Lulu is going to get their act together. Haven’t checked on them this week, since they were slow getting this roll-out done – my better return is simply getting my print books republished to Amazon.
Again the priorities for courses are simply according to what has sold best. The courses match the non-fiction books and leverage that audience. My research still confirms that courses are the highest leverageable for content. And non-fiction sells much better than the over-competitive fiction genres. (However, there is a good market for selling directly to fiction and non-fiction authors – but I’ll get back to this as the third set of courses.
Next week, I’ll lay out how I plan to consolidate my courses and cross-connect them.
Last week’s to-do’s:
- Sun: This analysis & emails – Yup
- Republish the books that routinely make me income – target: rest of them. – Nope
- If time permits, or inspiration strikes, write more fiction – Nope
- (Or at least publish some PD fiction collection for my followers.) – Yup
This week’s to-do’s:
- Sun: This analysis & emails
- Republish the books that routinely make me income – target: rest of them.
- If time permits, or inspiration strikes, write more fiction
- (Or at least publish some PD fiction collection for my followers.)