Author Topic: Street Light - Book 3 in the Reichold Street Trilogy  (Read 34620 times)

Offline herron

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 15495
  • There's no burden heavier than a great potential.
    • Broken Glass
Re: Street Light - Book 3 in the Reichold Street Trilogy
« Reply #15 on: August 22, 2015, 12:41:12 PM »
Congrats on your trilogy, Ron. Your posts provide a good tutorial on how to generate exposure and buzz for a self pub route. Thanks.

Good luck with sales.

AQ

P.S. Read your blog post about the book signing. Make lemonade when the fruit is available.  ;D

Thanks. I keep working at it. Marketing a book is definitely the hardest part of the indie process.  :P
web: Broken Glass
blog: Painting With Light
media: RLH Media
The Book of Face: R. Herron, Author
Tweets: @ronherron

Artemis Quark

  • Guest
Re: Street Light - Book 3 in the Reichold Street Trilogy
« Reply #16 on: August 22, 2015, 01:08:46 PM »
You're welcome.

Have you had a chance to look at a thread on Createspace Preview I started a few days ago? I'd appreciate your opinion on it.

http://mywriterscircle.com/index.php?topic=58022.0

AQ

Offline herron

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 15495
  • There's no burden heavier than a great potential.
    • Broken Glass
Re: Street Light - Book 3 in the Reichold Street Trilogy
« Reply #17 on: August 23, 2015, 10:50:25 PM »
You're welcome.

Have you had a chance to look at a thread on Createspace Preview I started a few days ago? I'd appreciate your opinion on it.

http://mywriterscircle.com/index.php?topic=58022.0

AQ

Saw it. I limit any preview to no more than 5%. I also tried Kindle Select for a while. Didn't like it. Saw no noticeable sales increase...ever.  I have been thinking of getting on board for a test of the newer Kindle Unlimited program. I see zero sales from Sony, Kobo, Smashwords or the Apple iBookstore. Almost everything is through Amazon (with an occasional sale through Barnes & Noble)...and I've heard good things.

Check out this link:  http://www.hughhowey.com/kindle-unlimited-knockout/
web: Broken Glass
blog: Painting With Light
media: RLH Media
The Book of Face: R. Herron, Author
Tweets: @ronherron

Artemis Quark

  • Guest
Re: Street Light - Book 3 in the Reichold Street Trilogy
« Reply #18 on: August 24, 2015, 07:27:45 AM »
Saw it. I limit any preview to no more than 5%. I also tried Kindle Select for a while. Didn't like it. Saw no noticeable sales increase...ever.  I have been thinking of getting on board for a test of the newer Kindle Unlimited program. I see zero sales from Sony, Kobo, Smashwords or the Apple iBookstore. Almost everything is through Amazon (with an occasional sale through Barnes & Noble)...and I've heard good things.

Check out this link:  http://www.hughhowey.com/kindle-unlimited-knockout/

Thanks for the link to Wayfinder. Hmmm ... Writing novels and sailing around the world? Some dreams come true.

Howey's experience with KU mirrors what Joe Konrath posted in his blog this month (http://jakonrath.blogspot.com/2015/08/tendays-of-kenp-with-bookbub-boost.html). Konrath made almost $3000 in July from just his first novel, Whiskey Sour, a book he released as a mass market paperback in 2004 and as an ebook in 2013. Not bad for residual sales. Kindle Unlimited appears to be a bad deal at first glance because of the 'borrowing' vs. buying option, but not so according to established authors. I will certainly give it a go to see if it works for a newbie indie.

Previews limited to 5% makes sense. Enough to entice reading on. Like a great first line. I think Amazon's Look Inside feature allows ~10% rounding to the next complete paragraph. I think they include cover and front matter in the calculation so it probably amounts to 5-10% of actual chapters. Either way, exposure and resultant increased readership is enabled. Nobody will buy our writing if they don't know about it.

AQ

Offline herron

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 15495
  • There's no burden heavier than a great potential.
    • Broken Glass
Re: Street Light - Book 3 in the Reichold Street Trilogy
« Reply #19 on: October 01, 2015, 01:58:42 PM »
Posted a new blog entry about the need to market for an indie author:

https://soundcloud.com/user-302406889/ron-herron-interview
web: Broken Glass
blog: Painting With Light
media: RLH Media
The Book of Face: R. Herron, Author
Tweets: @ronherron