A little bit of an ego trip

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I sometimes think that maybe me jumping off the deep end and going after my dreams of being a writer has inspired others. Unless they tell me specifically then I don’t know, but the other day I got a little boost when a friends mentioned that they admired me for going the self-publishing route and putting my work out there. It really made me feel good about myself. So thank you Harry, that really made my day πŸ™‚

My second book is out.

My second book is out πŸ™‚ It’s a novelette, at 16,000 words. It’s a young adult book revolving around Jo. She’s at her Dad’s for the Christmas holidays where she finds out about her younger cousin’s pregnancy. Megan, the cousin, isn’t revealing who the father is and now it’s Jo’s job to find out. Available on Smashwords and Amazon.

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Is $2.99 too much?

Feet or Fins has been online for months now and it hasn’t sold that many copies 😦 True that I’m not marketing it as much as I can, but looking at my Smashwords stats page I can see that it is being viewed quite a few times. But not that many buyers.

So I was wondering if the price had anything to do with it?

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Is US$2.99 too much for a 51,000 word stand alone book?

I’ve been looking around online and what you can get for $2.99 is all over the place. From a few thousand words to well over a hundred thousand. There isn’t a set guideline for this.

Maybe I should lower my price. But what should it be? $2.00? $1.50? $0.99?

Has anyone else been in a similar situation or have something to say?

 

 

 

Bad Book Covers

I’ve just spent the last few hours attempting to work out Pixlr so I can make shitty sub-standard cover images that make my lack of designer skills very apparent 😦 I’m thinking I’m going to have to go to InDesign to get my needs met.

This has prompted me to google book cover images and I’ve come across a site called Lousy Book Covers. And OMFG, they are terrible. I swear to God I hope I never make anything that bad. And you knows what’s worse? They are probably going to get more attention for their books than I am *starts crying*.

Not only that, but there is a link to an article about a person knowing some of the authors featured and they don’t care. Cause you know any publicity is good publicity.