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I recently did a survey of my own readers asking them what things they wish were easier to find when it came to searching for new books. One of the top answers was finding completed fiction series, and completed fiction series box sets. So, I started collecting these from author friends and sharing them with my readers. They really liked this and want more. So now, I'm creating two blogs dedicated just to completed fiction series.

I'm building an email list, already have a facebook group and other pages started for sharing.
But currently I'm trying to build the series lists.

In the near future there will be a weekly digest and the plan is to rotate new and old postings.
Plus, when you fill out the form to add your completed series, you can include genre, sub genres, and tags, so when I make a post it will auto file into the right labels/categories (you can see some examples on current books posted in the sidebar) to help readers easily find what they are looking for. Things like WIDE versus KU, Content Rating, and Genres....

If you'd like to add your completed series to the site, I've set up google forms--CLOSED FOR NOW I'll reopen soon!
This is FREE! But to be upfront, and this is noted on the forms as well, I do use amazon associates for linking to books on amazon. 

** All fiction genres welcome.
** All content ratings welcome.
** Both KU and Wide completed series.
** Complete series box sets are popular.

All info can be found on the FOR AUTHORS PAGE on the sites, which are still being tweaked but coming along nicely. 


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Writers' Cafe / Paper before Kindle & New Release Mojo
« on: November 04, 2017, 08:21:51 AM »
So I'm planning a big release of a few books at once with a couple more on the way right after....
Typically, in the past, I've done the release just one book at a time and focused on getting reviews after, then promo after that.

But I'm trying to change things up a little and was thinking of trying the release the paperback a few days early method, to get reviews posted, then release the kindle books and get them linked and get promo set up asap.

Being that I've never done this though, my question is, let's say I put the paperbacks up around a week or longer before and got my arc team to post reviews, then released the kindle books. Does setting up paper copies too far in advance dampen the new release mojo of the kindle versions? Or will amazon still see the kindle versions as separate new releases?

Or am I better off just releasing both versions at once, or even just release the kindle versions and get paper up after?
Just looking for advice on what works best to get the most out of my new release mojo, but I know I need a handful of reviews to get some of the promo I want too.

Writers' Cafe / Drop Method--Later in a Series?
« on: October 26, 2017, 06:38:30 AM »
I've been reading through different threads about different methods of releasing books, in planning for a new series coming in 2018, and trying to decide the newest debacle, KU or not.... blah blah blah story of our lives currently  :P

However, I still have a couple series I'm not finished with yet and have been doing some thinking as I write the last books.

The blog articles I've been seeing posted about the drop a bunch of books all at once method all seem to be a few years old now. And it seems like maybe authors are dropping 1-2 new books at once, with a 3rd-4th in the can releasing a few weeks, or month later type of schedule. And then I see groups of authors doing series together and releasing all at once or days or weeks apart.

And while all of this leads to many thoughts about upcoming new books and series, I'm wondering if there is a way to use a drop method to bring life into an older series.

Say, you've got 2-3 books out, but they were released months apart and do okay, but it never picked up steam (because you sort of dropped the ball, released badly and did little promo).

Or, you've got say 6 books out already, but still have 4-5 to go, and sales of new releases are steady but it could sure use a boost to bring new readers into the series.

Do you think there's any value in writing and releasing later books in an already established series all at once?
Do you think it might help breathe new life into a series?

And I'm wondering if I give it a go, should I set them up as a pre-order all to come out the same day (this would be amazon KU), or just let my fans know they are coming and publish and announce all at once when they go live. 

Anyone tried this?
Or does this sort of thing tend to only work with a new series? Or new pen name?

Writers' Cafe / Anyone else stuck in review on amazon?
« on: October 15, 2017, 06:50:22 AM »
Just curious if it's just me and I need to contact KDP at this point, or if it's others too. But I've been stuck in review for over 48 hours now, for simple pricing updates to three different books... all while a few others processed through within an hour or two! I'll never understand how some swoosh right through and others take so long. But I've never waited this long. Good thing my pricing changes weren't for a sale starting soon or I'd be in trouble for sure  ;)

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But she cannot stay under self-inflicted house arrest forever. And if her brothers or William get their choice in the matter, Melinda will be out of the house partying with her friends, giving her affections to a human, not a vampire, and digging into her role as a witch.

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Normally, theyíd never spend more than a couple weeks in any one place, their uncle preferring to move around. But only until summer when theyíd be Cobbscott bound.

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Writers' Cafe / Best place to get Fonts?
« on: January 10, 2014, 10:35:15 AM »
Where do you all get your fonts? What sites do you trust to download from?

Writers' Cafe / Anyone used Kindle Domination before?
« on: November 14, 2013, 08:00:23 AM »

Writers' Cafe / Help! Stuck! Two versions of the same story?
« on: November 07, 2013, 03:35:34 PM »
Okay, so I have this series with four books published so far. At the moment, it's young adult friendly, but more mature than another ya series I'm writing, and I've noted that on the book pages and so far, I've had no complaints on that side of things. But, the series just isn't picking up steam. Doing a recent read through, I think I can improve upon things and I've never been against editing and republishing if it is needed.

This is my quandary however. Some of the messages I've gotten hate that the sex scenes are too short and always do that fade to black thing. And frankly, I don't like it either. My characters are in their early to mid twenties.

My fear, when I initially published, was that I had young readers that would want to read this series after finishing my other series, so I felt obligated to keep it tamer than I'd wanted to. In hindsight, I should have just published under a pen name. But you know what they say about hindsight  ;)

And as I've said, I've noted on the pages that it's for a slightly more mature an audience than my other series.

But I'm thinking when I revise, that I might ditch the whole fade to black thing, making it I guess, YA mature or maybe new adult.

I'm worried that I may upset the readers that like the pace it is currently written in, but at the same time, if I really count the numbers of people that have read all four volumes available, let's just say there's plenty of room for growth.

I was toying with releasing two versions of each book. Keep one at the same level I keep it now to appease those already into the series, and release another version that's uncut sort to speak.

I've been thinking if I do this, to keep down on confusion, I might even give it a different name. Similar, but different enough. Almost like it is an offshoot of the series, but one that will be clearly denoted as a more mature read.

Has anyone ever done this? I've tried researching the topic but I'm just not coming up with anything.

I fear that maybe it is just too late and I should just leave it as it is, but the truth is, I'm not liking it! I really want to make changes and feel like the series could be so much more than it is right now.

What are your thoughts?

It's too late, keep it as I've started it...
Publish an uncut version...
Or just do what I want, revise and warn everyone that it now has more mature scenes...

Writers' Cafe / Time taking to go live?
« on: October 25, 2013, 08:57:14 AM »
Just wondering from anyone else that has published in the last week or so, how long it is currently taking for the book to go live on amazon...

I got the message your book is now in the kindle store, but the link is not actually live yet...  :D

Writers' Cafe / Like and be Liked event on facebook
« on: October 09, 2013, 08:42:21 AM »
Hi all .. I was invited to this on facebook... it's still going strong and it is an open invite to any authors.

If your page needs a little love, there's a facebook like event just for authors  ;D Like and be Liked in return!

Writers' Cafe / Bizarro World!
« on: October 07, 2013, 07:17:43 PM »
It is a strange day indeed when my Smashwords updates are going through and updating at all the various vendors, faster than my kdp updates are processing!  :o

Writers' Cafe / Uptick in series refunds?
« on: October 05, 2013, 05:13:44 PM »
Has anyone else noticed an uptick in series refunds? Where it is ridiculously obvious that someone is reading and then refunding each book in your series. I have seen this happen a couple times before, but not often. Maybe once every few months. It's a drag, but I dealt with it.

For the last two months though, I've seen up uptick in this trend. Last month I watched it happen six times. And this month, it is only October 5th, and I've got it happening twice already!

My sales are good. I'm trying to stay focused and happy with that fact. And I understand the occasional refund. Tech issues happen. Someone buys the second book after reading my book one perma free and decides its just not for them...

But the whole buy, read and then refund each one when you've obviously liked it enough to keep reading... BLURGH!  >:(

I've only had one reviewer ever mention the cost of my books, which top out at 3.99, so frankly, for the price of a latte, I don't think I'm overpriced. Other than the one reviewer, I've never received a comment or complaint about the price.

I probably should not be complaining. Sales are good!

But has anyone else had this happening?

Writers' Cafe / Anyone ever been emailed about a movie option?
« on: September 15, 2013, 02:45:51 PM »
Got a strange email today. Someone wanting to speak to me about a movie option for my books... I am pretty much thinking this will somehow be a scam... Just wondering if anyone here ever gets emails like this? And how you would respond?

I've done a few book updates and I've never seen the updates taking so long to appear on amazon. I've gotten the message saying your book is now available in the kindle store and any updates are now live, except that they are not. The changes I made in the descriptions are live, but not the new documents I've uploaded.

Typically in the past I've seen it take an additional 24-48 hours for new documents to go live on amazon, but this is going on 4 and 5 days!

I thought initially it was just one book in particular and after 72 hours of the new document not showing up I thought perhaps something just didn't go right and so I uploaded it again. Another 24 hours later I got the message from kdp that it was published but now, almost another 4 days later, it is still not updated to the new document.  

Has anyone else seen this taking so long?

I sent off a request to amazon but have yet to get a reply.

Maybe I've just been lucky in the past and my updates have gone through more quickly than they typically do.

Writers' Cafe / Words that went out of style
« on: September 04, 2013, 08:56:29 AM »
I just saw this and thought I'd share ;D I think a few of these would make for some interesting book titles.

Writers' Cafe / Does anyone ever opt in to the createspace e-store?
« on: September 03, 2013, 08:31:24 AM »
Just curious if anyone ever opts in to use the createspace e-store? Do customers ever use it?

Writers' Cafe / Any poets out there using select?
« on: August 20, 2013, 03:02:20 PM »
I've got a friend getting ready to publish her first work of poetry and I was wondering if anyone on the board has done this using KDP Select? She was thinking it would be a nice opportunity to gain exposure, and I've done this myself before with fiction, and I've seen plenty of experiences with nonfiction. However, I can't find anyone publishing poetry...

If you have, was it worth it? Or should she just publish it on all platforms?

I know select does not work as well as it once did, and people have varied opinions on the subject, I'm just curious if there's any poets out there that have found it useful... thanks! ;D

I've been researching using amazon gift cards as prizes for some upcoming book promos, but I find myself befuddled!

I, like so many in the eBook industry, have a world wide audience. And I want to include that entire audience in my promos, but I'm confused as to whether I can give amazon gift cards to just anyone...

I'm in the U.S. and from what I've read, physical gift cards can be used in the U.S. only. But there seems to be some dispute about eGift cards. I've sent amazon a note but have not gotten a reply yet, and I've found answers in forums that contradict each other.

I'm wondering if any of you have had any experience with this?

Am I able to buy an eGift card here in the U.S. but give it to someone in another country? I'm concerned they won't be able to use it in etc...

Anyone done this that can share how it works?

Writers' Cafe / Anyone here used Blogads Book Community Blogvertising?
« on: August 05, 2013, 09:43:19 AM »
In looking for new ways to branch out my marketing efforts (still swooning over a smokin' bookbub July), I came across this Blogvertising through Blogads Book Community...

Has anyone here ever done this? The website/setting up ads part is a tad confusing, but I've checked out some of the book blogs and they seem legit and most have good followings. It also seems like it could potentially be expensive. But it is at least book blogs and it looks like you can pick which blogs to advertise to.

I'm still trying to understand it all and thought I'd reach out here to see if anyone has had any experiences with doing this  ;D

This is the site I'm looking into:

Any opinions and experiences welcome, thanks!

Writers' Cafe / Amazon add a new store?
« on: August 02, 2013, 07:50:23 AM »
Just wondering if anyone knows...

I have a perma free in the US store, and a few other of the amazon stores, but I've had sales showing up in the amazon US store. Since India has its own store now, did they add another? My book still shows perma free, so I'm just curious where the sales are coming from  :D

Writers' Cafe / Bookbub and Promo Week Results
« on: July 14, 2013, 01:17:44 PM »
I just concluded a 5 day promotion and thought Iíd share what I did and my results, as Iíve seen a few others do the same and perhaps it will help someone decide if they are ready to do something similar.

The promotion was for the first book in my Fated Series, Awaken, which is a perma free title and on average ranks between #900 - #1300 in the free kindle store, and hangs in the top 5-15 in each of its categories...

Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Children's eBooks > Action & Adventure
Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Children's eBooks > Science Fiction, Fantasy & Scary Stories > Fantasy & Magic

On any average day when I have no promotions going on, I usually get around 100-200 downloads.

I called the promotion my 40th Birthday Book Blast! The main goal was get my book into the top 10 in the Amazon free kindle store, which would have been the first time, and something I wanted to accomplish before I turned 40. The highest rank Iíd made it previously was number 52.

It was also to see if I could get my fans involved with helping me spread the word about my books. I knew going into it that most of the actual downloads I got would be from ads, not so much my fans, although Iím sure their help did end up accounting for a few.

Mostly from my fans, I wanted:

Book reviews posted on Amazon (legitimate reviews from verified purchases and readers. Sometimes they just need reminders to post them.)

To get new facebook fans (actual readers, not just likes for the sake of likes)
New twitter followers
To get people to sign up for New Book Release Alerts
To retweet and share my posts

To interact with me and each other. I wanted them to start feeling like they were part of a growing community, not just readers who all happend to like my books.

And really, for them to just plain get super excited about my books and share it with everyone ;)

I also wanted to thank them for their support and offered up quite a few prizes, like autographed books, autographed bookmarks, free ebooks, amazon gift cards and a grand prize which included all of those. I also prepared a title and cover reveal for the 7th book in the series, plus a short preview.

This was my bookís starting Amazon Rank:

#1201 in the Free Kindle Store
#8 Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Children's eBooks > Action & Adventure
#15 Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Children's eBooks > Science Fiction, Fantasy & Scary Stories > Fantasy & Magic

These are the ads I ran...

awesome gang
ebook impresario
bargain ebook hunter
kindle book promos
book goodies
ebooks habit BOTD
orangeberry blog blast
book tour radio
kindle fire department
frugal freebies
book basset
great book great deals
author marketing club
kindle book review

I tried for Pixel of Ink and ENT but I just recently had an ENT ad for a bargain book so I assume thatís what I was turned down there, and well, I have lost count how many times Iíve requested Pixel and have yet to be picked... but hey, I got approved by Bookbub and that ad alone garnered me around 12  Ė 13k downloads! It was also the first ad I ran because I figured if I started out strong the other ads would help keep the momentum going. And they did, sort of... I have to say, expensive or not, Bookbub just does it right!

Bookbub was my day 1 ad. The other ads were broken into promo days 2,3,4 and 5. Sadly, even with 4-6 ads per day, they could not even come close to what Bookbub accomplished.

My highest rank during the promo (after my bookbub ad) was #11 in the Free Kindle Store, and #1 in both categories. In hindsight, one thing I would have changed is to get some of my other ads going a little faster to try to keep the momentum going. I stayed in the top 20 for 2 days, but once I dropped down to the 20-40 ranks I just could not get the momentum going again. But even now that my ranks have fallen some, my downloads are still above average and my sales of books 2-6 have already doubled! That actually surprised me- not so much that it happened, but that it happened so fast!

Whenever Iíve had a big promo in the past it took weeks before extra sales started to show up. But this is by far the largest promo Iíve ever done. When the promo ended, I had about 18k downloads... my best month ever previously was 12.5k downloads. This month I expect to top 20k for sure... a new record!

I never did make the final leap into the top 10, which was a bit of a bummer, but just being on that first page of search results (amazon shows the top 20 on the first page) garnered a lot of extra downloads and it was just pretty darn cool to see my book there. 

All total, I spent just under $600 between promo and merchandise for prizes... to date, the most I have ever spent on one promotion. But I felt like it was time to take a step forward and put myself out there. Again, in hindsight, I could have probably had a similar outcome just doing the bookbub ad and skipping the others. Just with the extra visibility on amazon, I scored lots of downloads. It could also be that everyone had already seen the ad on bookbub and so there were no real spikes coming from the other ads because of that... over exposed perhaps?

Some other stats/ or, what I got for my time and money! [/b][/i]

Very little sleep! A lot of adrenaline bursts! Blurry vision! And just maybe an ulcer!

18k downloads on Amazon
(I am assuming I also had an increase on barnes and noble simply because I had a good sized jump in sales of books 2-6 as well. Iíll just have to wait until smashwords updates those numbers to know for sure).

facebook fans/friends: started with 745, added 79 during promo.

twitter followers: started with 287, added 56 during promo (also made a few excellent connections that helped me spread the word and are doing interviews with me in the future).

email list: started with 387, added 26 during promo (I meant to push this one a little harder, but as the promo evolved it just sort of fell off the radar.
My fans were so rabid about the review posting and the sharing of posts that I ended up focusing more on that this time around).

For all six books in the series on Amazon, I had 175 reviews posted when the promo started. During the promo, I had 54 reviews added... most notably, I got the first book in the series from 79 to 100! Another goal I wanted to reach, and did!

This might seem like small potatoes to some, but for me, this is the first time I really got my fans to come forward and participate in a big way.

The reviews part of the promo went better than I expected. I also had reviews added on barnes and noble, goodreads and a few other sites. I even had a few book bloggers contact me to let me know they had picked up my book to review in the upcoming weeks and months, so thatís another score for the positive.

One of the biggest aspects of the promo was how many of my fans went onto my facebook and twitter and shared posts! I actually started to lose count and had to backtrack and stroke count! I fear I still may have not counted a few, as this part of the promo went way crazier than I expected. Typically, in any given week, I get a couple shares or RTís, but during the promo, my estimation is between 600-700! Thatís a lot of new eyes getting a glimpse of my books...

If you want to see some examples of the stuff I did, itís all still on my page...

The first day of the promo was admittedly slow, as per fan participation, but within 48 hours they came out swinging and fighting! I was excited that my ranking was soaring on amazon, but feared my fans were just not interested in the promo... or that my timing was bad it being mid summer and all.

But by the end of the 5 days they were racing to out perform each other. I had trivia, book posters, book trailers, fun facts, links to share, fun stuff to just have conversations about, etc. I really focused it on interaction and calls to action. My fans really came to bat! I was truly blown away!

note- you do have to be careful to work around facebooks promo rules. Itís a good idea to check them out before you do any promo as they can change a lot too.

Overall, it was a pretty neat experience and I definitely built some major rapport with my fans. I think this will turn out to be priceless! By the end, I felt like I had started to form a real community of fans, not just readers. I even found out that thereís a group of youngsters roll playing from my story lines! That blew me away! Again!

And they are sending me what I hear is a very long list of questions and scenarios for my approval... Iím not sure it gets any better than that? Maybe a movie ;D

I am also EXHAUSTED and am now working on fulfilling all the prizes won by my readers.

Was it worth it? Definitely! It was time to take a chance and put myself out there a little more than I normally do. Would I change anything? Iím still thinking about all of that... mostly right now, I maybe would have done a three day promo instead of five, if only for personal exhaustions sake. Although, it did take a full day before my fans really got involved. And I would have tried to space the ads out a little better, to get the optimum momentum.

If I do something like it again in the future, I will probably stick to ads like Bookbub with proven track records. Donít get me wrong, I love all the other sites that promote Indies! They do great things! And as I said earlier, I may well have overexposed myself :)

I am admittedly a little bummed that I didnít make into the top 10 before I turned 40, but I truly felt like this promo took me up a few notches and really helped me solidify my fan base. This is vital, especially now that Iím just months away from taking the leap to writing full time.

I think, in the end, my timing was actually good. I had enough follow up books to make a larger promo for book one, worthwhile. I had built up a large enough fan base to get enough of them involved to make a difference. And I created some excellent relationships with readers and with promoters! All in all, money and time well spent! Especially since with follow up sales, I've already made back the money spent...

Feel free to ask questions. Iíd be glad to clarify anything or discuss aspects of the promo...

Writers' Cafe / Thank You BOOKBUB! I made it into the top 15!
« on: July 09, 2013, 02:27:10 PM »
I was hopeful my Bookbub Ad would be as great as I've heard tell... but this exceeded my expectations and quite quickly!

I've had over 7000 downloads in 6 hours! (Updated to 8000 now)

And my book just popped into #20 (now at #15) in the Free Kindle Store! I'm on the first page.... hee heee heeeeeee ....

Hoping to continue climbing, my goal was to make it into the Top 10. I've got other ads going out the rest of this week.

During a previous promotion (non bookbub) in January, I had topped at #54, so this is just about the most super exciting thing I've achieved, number wise, thus far in my publishing journey ;D

I could not help but share. If you keep getting turned down by them, I say just keep trying. I've already seen a small spike in book 2 sales as well!

I plan on sharing all my promo info with you all once I have a moment to catch my breath!
I'm doing a Big 40th Birthday Book Blast and have stuff going on all week.
I'll be sure to update you with how things went with all my other promos too!

Hi all! Just curious if anyone else has noticed this? I've been in the self-publishing game for a couple of years now and I've noticed a pattern... that depending on which ereader (like the kindle or the nook) someone is using, their opininions seems to align with each other.


I make a cover adjustment and it goes swimmingly on nook, but sales fall off on Amazon, or vice versa.

I make a price adjustment and no one has issue with it on Amazon, sales stay steady, but on nook they are not happy about it and sales drop off.

It seems to me that with every adjustment I make, big or small, a certain group of ereaders love it or hate it. I would love to make everyone happy of course, which I realize is totally not possible.

I'm just wondering if anyone else has noticed subtle differences like this?


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