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Offline geoffnelder

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Hotel helping writers!
« on: September 18, 2017, 07:19:51 AM »
A fancy pants hotel on Malta, The Preluna, publishes a newsletter going out to hundreds if not thousands of potential guests worldwide. As an audacious chap I wrote to the editor saying that since I stayed at their hotel and wrote some of Xaghra's Revenge while there, could they include a bit about the story as it is set on the Maltese islands. Their copy is here

Hopefully it will generate a sale. I need them. Since it's launch in August even the Kindle sales have been in single figures in spite of people saying: pirates abducting 5,000! Wow! I have to read that. 

Anyhow if your interest is piqued the amazon link is

If anyone knows of how else to promote it without angering Mrs N, who's learnt to keep an eye on our bank balance, please let me know.


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Re: Hotel helping writers!
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2017, 07:47:52 AM »
I find that belonging to a group of writers from all over the country is huge help with sales.  We advertise each other's books and when we've read them, we give reviews.

My books sales have gone up a lot recently.  Also, I meet people face to face who buy the book because they met the author.  I got a lovely email last week from a lady whose dog I admired.  She bought the book.

Sales come from all kinds of odd places.
Lin  ;)

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Re: Hotel helping writers!
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2017, 02:40:24 PM »
What a great idea, Geoff! Well done.

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Re: Hotel helping writers!
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2017, 08:41:55 AM »
Good thinking, Geoff.

I have TOTS on AMS ads and have seen modest sales from it. You set the bid and pay per click. I set my daily spend at $5 max and have never reached it. Since advertising began three months ago the ad has been seen 200,000 times, 231 people clicked, I paid out $50 and sold $125 worth. At 70% royalty I net almost $40. Not big bucks but the add also generates KU pages read. Every little bit helps.