Time to take action.
I have been a bit stuck in regards to promoting my writing. I blog thrice a week, sure, and Seeker, Finder and Clouds of Authority are all available on Amazon. But I have haven’t done much to promote any of these recently, and generate more sales.
Writing the story is one thing. Editing it is another. Formatting and publishing it is not the last step, by any stretch of the imagination. At least, not when you are self-publishing. In some respects, this is where the hard work truly begins.
I have, upon publication of any of my novels or other works, promoted them via my social media networks. I spread it across G+, Facebook, and Twitter. I asked everyone to buy a copy, electronic or physical, then to share with THEIR friends to buy a copy, and so on and so forth. I asked for reviews, because those help Amazon product placement.
I have considered what options are available to me for marketing, and in the past the only ones I looked to were those that were free. Meanwhile, Seeker has consistently been ranked between 150,000th and 600,000th in the Paid in Kindle Store, and below 2000th in Books > Teens > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Sword & Sorcery (and also adding Teen & Young Adult among Kindle Books).
The numbers don’t suck, I am deeply grateful for the sales and exposure I have managed to attain thus far. However…it is my ultimate goal to become a Best Seller. No punches pulled, no superlatives, THIS is what I want to make of my life. I want to be a Best Selling Author.
Writing that out, FYI, is VERY freeing.
Well, the only way to become a best seller is to…wait for it…sell more copies! So, since this is my intent, and this is my greatest desire, it is time to take some action.
The month of April begins tomorrow. With this new month, I am going to be taking actions to promote, specifically, Seeker.
Why Seeker? Because it has already got several favorable reviews; it is approachable to a wide reading audience, covering both Fantasy and Young Adult; it has the best chance currently of generating post-sales income, as Finder is its sequel, and also available for sale, and I am working on editing Harbinger, the 3rd book of The Source Chronicles, for publication.
Yes, I have been working on writing a sci-fi space opera for a while now, and I have only just begun to edit Harbinger; it has been years since I last put any work into Guardians. Still, this is my strongest work, the deepest series I have created, and I believe this is where my fictional writing career has its best place to launch from.
How am I going to promote Seeker in April? There will be a combination of actions happening. I will be sending out messages across social media, of course. I will quite possibly be offering Seeker for a special sale price at some point. I am going to research other avenues, and see if there is anything I missed before in my previous marketing attempts.
I am also working to have Seeker available at a local store or two, and perhaps offer a signing and reading. I am looking to any angle I can think of to get my name and my work out to a broader audience, in order to accomplish my end goal.
Consciousness Creates Reality. Thought: I want to be a best-selling author. Feeling: Seeing people enjoying my books and wanting more, and giving them a cool world to escape to feels amazing. I feel so fulfilled, so excited about this reality, I can hardly contain my glee. Action: Whatever I can think of that might increase my sales, whatever promotional ideas I can come up with to reach this goal, all throughout the month of April.
I am not entirely certain how much work this will take, but the important thing is that this is exciting to me. I am not dreading this action, I am psyched to have the opportunity to take it. This feels good, this feels right, this feels…inspired. Intentional, inspired action is the key to conscious reality creation, so I believe that this is going to be a step forward towards achieving the goal I’ve set.
On that note – have you acquired a copy of Seeker? If so, did you review it on Amazon? Did you like it? Because, hey, if you enjoyed Seeker, did you also read the next book in the series, Finder? Yup, I’m peddling my wares here – but I also think that you will find them as much fun to read as I found them to write.
Here we go. As always, thank you for crossing the bridges between my worlds with me!
GOAL LOG – Week 13:
Diet: I have continued working on the new, low-carb high-protein plan. I think it is going well.
Exercise: I fenced Tuesday and Thursday, hit the gym Wednesday.
Meditation: Five days last week, never less than 4 minutes.
Gratitude: I have expressed gratitude for 7 things a day in a row.
This is the twenty-seventh entry of my personal journey, the Crossing the Bridges series. My collectively published writing can be found here.