I’m ashamed at how long it’s been :-( I just logged in and saw my last post was in July last year and I nearly fell off the couch. Not really, but you know what I mean.
It’s been a hectic six months. To sum up – Willow turned six months yesterday, Holly is now 2 years old (and two months). We got burgled again (bastards), I slept probably a sum total of 86 hours in that entire six months (again, not really, but not far off. Willow is only just starting to sleep a little longer than an hour at a time now, but she still likes to throw me curveballs, like last night. Yawn.)
I also finished my fourth book, Lessons from Ducks. It’s been a loooooooong process. I optimistically planned on publishing it in March last year. Ha. HA! Idiot. I underestimated how tired I would be and overestimated how much free time these two little girls would let me have.
But it’s finished. Thank f**ken god, excuse my French. I have the next book already in my head and I’ve been gagging to start it, so now at least I finally can. Ducks is currently in the hands of some editors but should be published in the next few days. I will let you know when it is.
Now to the title of this post. I wanted to pass on a great website for authors. At the start of January for the first time ever I decided to do a paid promo. It tanked. I don’t think I got any extra sales from it all. The website was Indie Books Daily. It cost me like $80 (NZ)
Last week in a Facebook writing group I saw mention of a website called Buck Books. It was free for authors and the lady who mentioned it had achieved great results. I sent the guy a message and he very kindly agreed to feature Charlie and Pearl.
It ran today. So far I have sold around 85 books. My ranking was in the 500,000’s at the start of the promo, it is now at 3034, and I am #76 in a category. This is the highest the book has ever been on the paid charts and it’s freaking AWESOME.
So check them out at the link below. Subscribe to get great books delivered to your inbox daily, and if you’re an author beg, borrow and steal or do whatever it is you need to do to get featured (obviously your book will need to be priced right).
Oh and go and buy Charlie and Pearl if you haven’t already ;-)