I don't normally do this, but my book needed exposure. Ever since the re-release day, it has gained very few reviews. And why is that? It is a novella and it would not take too long to read, but people prefer well known authors.
Recently, I attended a course on getting out of the poverty mind set. One thing I learn is that people who think they are entitled to free things have that mind set. In my past, even authors told me that you won't have a high quality book if you expect free service. So I invested. I found an editor I like and she has helped me polish my books. The problem is, many are not giving me a chance! There are no downloads. How many times I have supported authors by purchasing their books? This is why I no longer will read and review my fellow author books unless I really like their books. I feel as if I am on my own. Sometimes it's hard to get all my street team to share things. There are only about one or two who does, but I will be patient.
I also invested in paid advertising. Since the lockdown, the pandemic, the president has put money into my UI benefits which has helped a lot. I thought Amazon advertising would work. Well, as of today, 61 impressions, but what does that mean to me? I spent $1 and no sales. Doesn't sound like its working. I also invested in KDP Rocket.
One last thing I did to gain exposure was enter my cover for the cover of the month. This is where you come in. My cover right now is below the top 100. It needs a big push to make it to the next round. Click on the image and it will take you to the voting page. After you vote for my cover, please share this blog. Thank you.
One of my work in progress is called Baby Blues. It is book two to my Second Chance Series. I just got it back from my editor a couple of days and came across a comment she had made on the word "relucted." I had used describing Eric's unwillingness for her to work. The other forms of the word are reluctance (N) and reluctant (Adj) Even reluctantly is an adverb, but I wanted to stay away from "ly" words as much as possible. Her comment was "I'm not sure I would use that word." Well, I relucted to change. You see as much as I thought reluctance could have a verb like the word adverse, aversion, or adversely, why couldn't reluctance come in verb form? It actually means to show reluctance https://www.wordhippo.com/what-is/another-word-for/relucted.html. So how about I write Eric already showed reluctance? I would just have to add another word. and also "ance" I'm very reluctant to do so, but according to my friends on Facebook they all say it is not a word. I even looked it up in my dictionary and it agrees with them. You are my readers and if you came across that word in my story, and you go "huh"?, I better change it.
In a comment below, name a word that doesn't have a verb form and just fun turn it into a verb. I bet you can come up with one. Give it a try!
Happy day after Thanksgiving!
I have a lot of gratitude! In spite of being sick with mild pneumonia, God had shown his goodness to me! In the month of August I got my job back as a sub only for Lemoore Schools. I am more needed there and I am blessing to the teachers and the staff. However, as my job began, my cover sales as decreased. I no longer make premades, but I will customize covers. All my premades are discounted.
I have been working on my manuscripts and wrote a new story which I plan to publish late next year or later. For now, I have three stories I want to republished and I had found editor who has helped me improve on my writing. Expect a December release of the Past Hunter and a late winter release of a Second Chance at Love.
I am looking for arc readers. I have street team on Facebook you can join, if you are interested, but you must agree not to use my group to get a freebie without leaving a review or telling others. All street team members who are not authors gets first invites to launch parties.
Please fill out the contact form if interested.
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