Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Time is on our side...

A little comic I made about a year ago using stripcreator.

It seems the more books I write the less time I put in actually writing. I feel this urge to market and promote all of my books and I suppose that is only natural. As writers we want people to read our books and in my current financial situation, I also want to see some modest financial gain from the time and energy I put into it.

I have found that the best way to get sales is to continually publish new books. Every time I publish a new book, I see an increase in sales. It's not only the new book that sells but it also seems to start a surge in sales of my back list of previously published books. Then I spend a couple of months riding that wave of new sales, then a couple of more months wondering why my sales are now down and coming to realize I had better get busy on writing that next book.

Of course, if I had done better on writing that next book during those four months I would probably have it ready to publish rather than scrambling on getting it written. It's a cycle I am going to do my best to avoid after Wiznewski James is published. I'm going to try and starting writing the next book almost immediately this time rather than spending the majority of my time looking at the sales and promoting and marketing the new release. I'm going to strive for more of a balance this time around.

Wish me luck, it won't be easy to resist the urge to focus exclusively on my new release....

Coming soon (meaning I will get it done as soon as possible).