Without any wasted words, Mac says it all...
Without any wasted words, Mac says it all...
'Liberty, once lost, is lost forever.'
In these troubled times in America, it’s wise to remember where we came from and what our founders envisioned for this great nation. Being an American is a sacred privilege, our hard-won freedoms, fast eroding, should never be taken for granted, and preserving these inalienable rights, a call to arms for all who cherish liberty. With that in mind, I highly recommend watching the excellent HBO production that came out several years ago featuring the indomitable John Adams–appropriately entitled John Adams. Not to be confused (as I’ve done) with an earlier production, The Adam’s Chronicles,
Gemma Halliday blogged recently about selling her high heel mysteries as box sets, and now I would like to share some of her wisdom. She has been on the NY times best seller twice this year with her "box sets" and has adjusted the price several times to push sales. Number one rule - never give it away for free, as once they have it there's no need to buy anything else. Rule number two - less is better. If you have a 4 book series, box up three, and charge a little more for the fourth. Makes good sense right? Rule three- price it sensibly, at a lower overall cost than buying each book separately.
If possible have a 3D cover made, but a flat one will do. The books don't have to be a series, but they should have something in common - such as Rom/Com, Single Titles, Mystery, etc.
What you need to do is create one big file with say all three manuscripts, download it as usual on Amazon or wherever you choose, have your cover, give a brief description of what they will be getting, and voila, you have another pricier item to sell.
I'm going to give it a try with my Candy Bar series, and also with my 3 single titles. I haven't done this yet, but will report back when it's up for sale.
Good luck to you all.
Good morning, Susan! Lookin' good today! We like pink here! Our Georgia weather is playing with us with cool temps. Just 'cause it's fall now....At least we don't need the fireplace yet. Whatcha got with you?
I haven't written much lately. School has started and I'm back in the classroom. That is really a drag when you want to be writing.
They are one excuse I use not to write, but I'm not complaining. I love my little girls.
Another reason I find it hard to find time to write is television. There isn't anything on that I care to watch, and yet, there I sit surfing as if something worth my time will magically appear.
Then there's dinner to be fixed. My daughter, who had taken over cooking at our house for quite a few years suddenly enrolled in college. Now guess who has to make dinner. Well, the DH is always there to help, especially when I work late, but still I feel like the guy on tv who has to make the donuts.
Then there is the fact that my muse has been on vacation for quite a while now. I've tried everything to entice her back, but apparently she is off having a torrid affair with some hotty and just isn't interested in returning any time soon.
Another problem is I've not been able to connect with my CP in months. Oh, she's been willing, but there was always something keeping me from meeting with her. Like last Saturday, we should have been able to steal away for a couple hours to work, but I had to drive an hour out I 20 to pick up my husband who was at our son's house building a swing set for the afore mentioned terrible two's.
Now I confessed my short comings, maybe I can get some wrting done. I'm signing up for KOD's BIAW that's book in a week and RWA's Kiss of Death Mystery and Suspense Writers, for those who don't know. Writing it all down makes it look like this dry spell might have been somewhat my fault.
What about you? What's keeping you from putting words on the page?
Today on Romancing The Book, I will discuss The First Scene
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