On the e-publishing of Ready or Not.
Sales: The illustration summarizes them. Downloads: 9 sales, 105 downloads (free promotion).
Reviews: Three wonderful ones here.
Lesson: Don’t depend on give-aways promoted to relatives, friends, and co-workers to garner much in the way of on-line interest. For that matter, don’t expect the same to be in any hurry to actually read the book! I have confirmation of only three people who have done so. (Thanks, reviewers!)
Action: Begin to market the book to agents who accept digital portions. Thanks to leads provided by author Wendy L. Callahan, I have a plentiful list of above-board agents available at AAR, or The Association of Authors’ Representatives. The process is begun.
You might want to try http://cristianmihai.net/ – he’s set up irevuo
to review new writers etc.?
You may also consider some Blogwhoring! If your blog is going to push your book, push your blog. Set-up & connect to twitter & a facebook page and spend some hours finding and commenting on bloggers who may be interested.
(you may have noticed certain bloggers “like” practically every post on WordPress – I doubt they read any of them. While I’m personally against this – if you genuinely read the about page or a post or two and feel there’s common ground – use your platform – comment & like – write more posts!)
ABove all, be patient – your book is on sale for the rest of time!
Thanks, RoS, for your advice and the link. You’re a jewel.