Dad & Ailz visit and DIY

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Today my Dad and Ailz came over with a raft of pictures to hang on our blank walls, including a number of Ailz’ cross-stitch works and a tableau that could include both Abe Lincoln and Robert E. Lee (confederate general), bought in Kentucky.  Maybe I’ll take pictures in good light tomorrow. We showed them the house, which is starting to …

Harry Potter Studio Tour!

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Sales and borrows are taking a jump today, up to 8 sales and 4000 page reads and the days almost over, which is great.  Perhaps this is the impact of free really kicking in? It has been a week since the promo ended- that would be slow response- though I have heard it can take days for the post-free bounce …

Last / Lost day 4 after promo

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I moved house!  Didn’t have internet yesterday so couldn’t update. Sales of books went down from the high of 10 to just 2 yesterday, and now 4 today. Pages read has come down from 10,000 to 4,000 to 2,000. Tralala. I did all I could do. Reviews on The Last are up to 40. That is awesome. After over a …

Last / Lost day 2 after promo

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Sales of all books today are down to 5, but page reads are still high at 4500. Between them that’s about $35.  6 days at that level of sales and I’ll pay off the promo cost. 9 days and it will pay for the cover too. Any further can go towards the next cover and promo!  Life New house! It …

Last / Lost day 1 after promo

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Shifting 7000 free copies of The Last and The Lost is already having some small boost effect, with 10 sales so far today. Kindle Unlimited page reads (borrows) are up fourfold on normal- 5000 pages read. That’s probably 10 people reading a book fully through.  Things ought to pick up a little more- that is if the promo has raised …

Last / Lost promo day 5

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Its been the last day of my double promotion for The Last and The Lost, and free downloads have hit the peak of 7,000 and not moved much since. It’s less than I hoped for (5k each book), but I’m happy really. 3 5-star reviews came in for The Last over the course of the promo, taking it to 39 …

Last / Lost promo day 4

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Downloads still hanging around at 5-6k, tomorrow is the last day. I am knackered after final day of this intensive course- resits, last-minute marking, boat party, then dinner for 4 hours.  Enormous fun, and ready for bed! More detIls tomorrow. Here’s a photo of me and the other teachers in the boat partying in the Thames (80 students behind the …

Last / Lost promo day 3

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Free downloads seem to have really dropped off today. After getting 3000 yesterday and peaking at 62 in the overall free chart, The Lost only added a few hundred more today. Free seems to ever decreasing returns.  This may be true for everyone or just for me- but unless things take an upturn, I’ll have to think hard if there’s …

Last / Lost promo day 2

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So far In my double free promo I have shipped: 1500 free The Last 1600 free The Lost It is not what I hoped, but there’s still plenty of time left in today, and 3 more free days to come.  I might hit my modest targets of 5000 free each. But, I suppose the appeal of free has faded. 1 …

Last / Lost promo day 1

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The first day of promotion for The Last is winding down here in the UK and right in the thick of things in the U.S., with around 1000 free downloads to date. I’m hoping that will at least double by the end of business today, then keep on ticking over for a few days after, to hit 5000+ by Saturday. …

5 + 3 reviews on The Lost so far

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The Lost has 5 reviews on Amazon US and 3 on UK, with 7 on Goodreads. This is fantastic- probably the fastest review response I’ve had yet- all with very valuable thoughts shared- thank you again! Hopefully more will roll in by the FREE promo that starts tomorrow. I’ll post highlight bits in the next day or so. Reminder– both …

Catching fish (reviews)

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Some reviews have started to come in for The Lost- thank you Rob, Pam, Chris, Dom, Katy and Scott- as well as to all those working them up or getting ready to post. Thank you! Perhaps because of this fast influx, I’ve just heard from the best promo site on my lineup, ENT, that they’re going to run both books …

Angling for reviews

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Today The Lost is out!  I have spent much of the day reeling in my lines, checking my bait, and hoping some gorgeous shiny fish will slip over the bow. I’m talking about reviews. I’m also talking about my combined social media (FB and twit) plus my mailing list. That’s maybe 500 + 600 + 350.  How many of those …

Superhero novel?

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I’m still in the middle of my Zombie Ocean series, with potentially 4 books left to go in the arc I’ve planned so far, but I’m thinking what I’ll do next, possibly after book 3, and I’m thinking- SUPERHERO. Then I draw a bit of a blank. I feel like I want to write this, though I haven’t got a …

Tv tropes- crazy writers resource

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I stumbled upon this website- http://tvtropes.org/ – which is crammed full of a seemingly endless parade of tropes used in storytelling. I’ve been clicking through it and just learning and learning- they have names for all the tropes out there, many of them extremely creative, as well as examples of each from books, Tv, movies, comics, etc..  I feel like …