Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Mailing List and Paperbacks
I've been struggling with the email list - I've been told, over and over, that it's the one tool I need to really sell books.
I'm not convinced.
First it was a blog, then it was MySpace, Facebook, Twitter...Twitter...Twitter and more Twitter. While sending out a tweet will get hits to Smashwords, sales are another story. As far as getting thousands of people signed up for a mailing list...somehow I just don't see it coming.
However, there HAS been enough local interest in my paperbacks to make me want to publish 'The Emissary' to paperback.
Paperback sales ARE up - thanks to Second Saturday where we've been hawking books for the last 3 years. We've been joined by two other authors - D. A. Lawson who wrote 'Always' and a children's author who's name escapes me at the moment. (I hate it when that happens.)
Going to Create Space is a super, super easy choice. I've had nothing but good luck with them. It's my formatting skills that I'm not so thrilled with.
These are novels of the Zombie Apocalypse, not High Art Literary works.
Actually, this could be great fun.
I need some fun.