The Senses Novels has recently received a few more very nice reviews. If the reviewers are reading this, please note that I appreciate just the fact that you read and felt like reviewing the books. While the ratings that you gave are great, I am happy with whatever you give as long as you put something about why you rated it that way in the review. That is what helps me to become a better author.
Amazon, who is my exclusive distributor of eBooks, does some odd things. Don’t get me wrong, I think that the platform they provide is wonderful and has helped many start-up authors to let the world know their books, myself included. Still, it seems that Amazon will change the genre of a book if they feel it fits in a category that I’ve missed. For instance, I looked this morning and noticed that DULCET: Book Two of The Senses Novels is now in ‘Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Metaphysical & Visionary’, a category I didn’t even know existed! If you’ve read DULCET, you know that it probably fits in there well.
In case you were wondering, the books are doing well. I have recently begun to advertise in English speaking countries other than the U.S. and the sales are good. I am particularly happy with the way that Synesthesia has been received. It is a much longer book than any of the others and I have managed to show my love of historical mysteries into that volume. I have also begun work on book five of the series and this one is destined to give my editor a major headache.
I would like to reiterate something that I know I have said in at least one earlier blog post. The books, all of them, are meant to be more than just entertainment. I firmly believe in God and that Jesus Christ was his Son. I believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God. While that may not come through fully in the books, it is my own deeply held conviction. The entire series is my method of evangelizing and there must be something to it based on the sales that I am seeing. Years ago, my bride told me that she had a vision where sheaves (these represent the lost) were being raised up due to my efforts. I have to believe that this is the fulfillment of that vision. What are you doing to advance the Kingdom?
Have a blessed week,
Your editor is going to have a headache from this one? Please tell me it's not stream of consciousness!ReplyDelete
Worse, much worse...ReplyDelete
Where can we see your adverts?ReplyDelete
Most of my advertising is done through firms that I hire. I used to try to do all of it myself via Twitter, Facebook, etc. Now, I use places like Books Go Social and Spirit Filled Kindle to handle Twitter campaigns, newsletters and more. I also use a marketing firm that does direct mailings. The key is to know your strengths and mine was not the marketing end. I spend thousands of dollars on marketing and, initially, it was a leap of faith to do so. I am fortunate in that I have a well paying 'day job' and could take the risk. You can see a few examples of my advertising if you scroll through my twitter page @KM_AUL. I hope that answers your question.Delete