Sunday, September 8, 2013

Confession of a Starry Eyed Author

It's been exactly three weeks since Hunted has been released into the world and I have a confession to make. I thought selling my book would be easy. 

Go ahead and's pretty funny. I expected to sell 150 books the first week! You see, Hunted is only available as an e-book. Once I sell 150 copies, it will be printed by the publisher. But, this has to happen by November. 

I never wanted to sound over-confident, but I always expected those sales to happen rapidly. I thought Inkspell Publishing would be so proud of me for selling so many books so fast. Other than a few close friends, luckily I never bragged about selling so many in the first week...:)  

The first day I sold about 26 copies and by the end of the first week sales were at 41. Don't get me wrong, I'm excited that sales are steady and the blog tour is happening soon, so that will be great for publicity. My very cool postcards just arrived, too. 

So now, this starry eyed author has faced reality and learned a valuable lesson. Promoting any book isn't easy. Just like writing, it takes persistence. Hard work pays off, right? I have an awesome team of friends and former students willing to push my book on anyone with an operating device. Be ready team! Postcards are coming your way this week. Sell, sell, sell!

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