New Year. New Mission.
2017 is underway. For a writer, that means new resolutions on focus, productivity, and output. It also demands a reassessment of book promotion and sales activities. Like most new authors, my goal is not to become rich with a best seller.
Rather, I want to write stories people read and enjoy. The target is to sell enough books to recover the expenses of creating the novel so we can write and produce more! For new writers, sales depend almost entirely on our readers and us.
No matter how great a story, the harsh reality of today’s publishing business is that few are willing to risk failure. And for bookstores, the best way to avoid failure with a particular book is to avoid stocking it in the first place! So, it’s up to an author to first tell a story in a book format, then inform the media and book retailers about the novel’s merits. And the compelling way to tell that story is to share readers’ opinions.
That’s where you come in! If you haven’t ordered a copy of Three Weeks Less a Day, I encourage you to read some of the reviews and order your copy here:
If you’ve bought or received a copy already, I urge you to read it as soon as you can. You’ll find it entertaining, and you’ll finish before you realize it!
If you’ve read your copy – and enjoyed it just like I promised – pass your copy on to a spouse, friend or family member so they can enjoy it too! Then, rate and review your impressions of the book on amazon.ca, amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com, chapters/indigo.com, friesenpress.com or on my website by leaving a comment at http://www.garydmcguganbooks.com/contact.html.
None of these sites require you to purchase books directly from them to perform reviews, and none of these have any charge or expense for doing a review. Every time you click the number of ‘stars’ you think appropriate for “Three Weeks Less a Day” and leave a few words of opinion, you’ll encourage another potential reader to take a chance and buy a book!
One last request, this message is distributed to my author page followers, and I value your support. If you can also take a moment to ‘share’ this blog post with your friends, and request them to forward it to their friends, we’ll get this message out to many more people.
Thank you for all your outstanding support over the past few months, and thank you in advance for your help to spread the word about “Three Weeks Less a Day”. I truly appreciate it!
John Raymond Peterson
Time is the one factor not working against authors. Much time is invested in the creation and publishing of a novel and regardless of the return in sales and distribution at first, persistence will always pay off in time. I refuse to think of the word failure as long as an author moves forward.
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