I’m rich – that’s what people think.
While I may not be driving a Rolls Royce (yet), I am enjoying best-seller rankings with my recently published book – “Of Foreign Build – From Corporate Girl to Sea-Gypsy Woman”.
Few authors make ‘good’ money – that’s the reality. For me, my sales graph provides great pleasure as it snakes across the page continually placing “Of Foreign Build” in the top ten rankings (and often at No. 1). Yes, I am quietly satisfied with my achievements. The reviews say it all.
“Resolute” “Stimulating” ”Rousing” “Moving” “Unconventional”
Marketing can be just as hard as writing a book!
If people don’t know that your book exists, they aren’t going to buy it! This has become the little mantra in my head that keeps me going. Marketing costs money and time – lots and lots and lots of time!
‘Give your book away for free’ is the advice these days. I am uncomfortable with this for several reasons:
1) How many other industries do people slog away for years and produce a product that people expect you to give them?
2) My work has value!
I won’t disregard all my options, maybe by my twentieth book I’ll consider a freebie to the masses. I have held (and will hold) many giveaway competitions, but they’ve all been within my control – so far. Keep an eye on my website and sign up here to be the first to know about freebies.
Promotions are important
I do understand that due to the vast choice readers have, it’s important to promote, and I am really excited about this promotion!
This week (7th March – 14th March) I am reducing the Kindle version of “Of Foreign Build” to 99 cents/pence (for the UK and USA).
That’s just 99 cents or pence for over 400 pages of:
- Finding out why my husband worked in a brothel!
… a nine-year odyssey
Experience the world right now from the eyes of a corporate girl that morphed into a sea-gypsy woman!
All for 99 cents / pence. Not convinced yet? Read an excerpt here.
** New Release ** May 2015 *** A Standard Journey ***
**5 horses, 2 people and a tent **
50% of proceeds going to help rescue more horses! Details here.
April 3, 2015 at 11:43 am
Hi Jackie and Noel. I was given a hard copy of your book “Of foreign build” a few weeks ago – I much prefer the FEEL of paper – and am well into it. I am enjoying it greatly. The problem I have is that I do not want to rush it; but at the same time I am eager to read of your next landfall 🙂
Glad to see your “Long Canoe” is getting to where you want it to be. Take care. Michael, Nowra, NSW, Australia
April 5, 2015 at 3:31 pm
Hi Michael, great to hear from you! I am thrilled you are enjoying Of Foreign Build, I have been overwhelmed by the response from everyone. Work continues here – we were leaving in March, now we are locked into leaving end of April! Visitors’ dates changed so we decided to do MORE painting (must be mad!) – details and pics soon. FYI this webpage will become just my author page and our new webpage will be noelandjackiesjourney.com where we will put details of our escapades. Hope all is well there – you obviously survived the summer! I hope the winter is kind to you. BTW the next book is out in May/June – about our horse trip. After that another boating one! – Regards to all there and stay in touch!
June 17, 2015 at 8:50 am
Great read! It was much fun living vicariously through your life Changing adventures. No dramamine required!
June 17, 2015 at 9:12 am
Hi Dee, Thanks for your note, so pleased you enjoyed our story! Love the fact that you can join us on board and not need sea-sickness medication! I notice your email address is sailingnomore…. have you been and done?