Friday, October 8, 2010

For those following along...

Really, I have to get better at posting! Just a quick update this time though...

I have started working again! Since late July actually, but not with Wal-Mart. I am working with Lifetouch again and I am really enjoying it. It's a full-time schedule that unfortunately runs over a split shift. This does tend to eat into personal time, which in turn eats into writing time, but my next project is moving forward. Seriously...

As for past projects, I have received some good suggestions, so thank you to those of you who have written and offered them to me. One method I may be trying is a book purchase exchange. It will be on a trial basis because financially I can't keep doing it but in a nutshell it's like a "scratch my back, I'll scratch yours" type of thing.

Here's how it works: If you buy my book through Lulu.com, you will receive an automated thank you note from me. Cheesy yes, but what the hey. If you are an author with Lulu, simply reply to my automated email with the following information:
  • Tell me which of my books you bought
  • Tell me if it was a print version or download
  • Provide a link to your Lulu storefront page.
I promise to visit your storefront and consider making a comparable purchase from you, depending on the prices of your books (and the subject matter too, of course). This will obviously cost me more than the royalties I make from selling, but it may help get word of mouth out about my books. In fact, I will take this a step further - I will make at least 3 reciprocal purchases from those authors who purchase one of my books AND I will report back here in this blog which purchases I made and give a brief review. Not a bad deal in exchange for purchasing just one of my 3 works...

That's all I have time for today. In the immortal spirit of Heroes, Save the Authors, Save the World.

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