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Writers' Cafe / When you don't market yourself or your books.
« on: August 01, 2016, 11:25:31 PM »
Well, I left here a year ago and spent the time writing a few more books and travelling Spain, Italy, Portugal, France and Greece. In that time my income went down from a living wage to more recently a paltry few quid a day. Despite the addition of new books the lack of marketing meant the spike was short-lived and the decline continued.

Now, I'm settled back where I started writing - Corfu and intend to turn things around with some new books coming out this Autumn and Winter with a marketing campaign (starting this month) to pull the revenue up to a manageable level again.

Can it be done? I ask - I'll let you know.

Writers' Cafe / Re: Posting to Facebook Groups is only a waste of time!
« on: August 01, 2016, 11:18:28 PM »
and those other authors 'spamming' their books are no different to you going on there and promoting yours. Try finding groups specific to your genre and only 'spam' in them. As others said, join groups, but disable notifications from the outset.

Writers' Cafe / Re: The New Kids In Town: Fake NEGATIVE Reviews!
« on: July 29, 2016, 07:59:47 AM »
There is a saying out there "What you think is none of my business" I believe you can re-interpret that to apply to your reviewers. In the past I have responded to deliberate inaccuracies in a review. In hindsight I wish I had remembered this saying and now no longer respond positively or negatively to anything posted. If people comer on my Facebook page, or email me to point out negative aspects (they never do) I'm happy to discuss these with them.

Get back to writing.

Writers' Cafe / Re: Createspace picture quality
« on: July 28, 2016, 03:40:35 AM »
Createspace will generally require you to submit images at 300 dpi. They will warn you if they are lower quality. I made the error of increasing a 72 dpi image to 300 dpi once expecting it to resolve to 300 dpi - it did, but highly pixelated - it looked awful.

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