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Another Laundry List

I keep meaning to write "regular" blogs, about topics related to my books, but other things keep getting in the way. So, here's another list of things as opposed to an actual blog.

My books

I fretted a bit when I found out some of my titles have fallen off in sales. That's one of the reasons why I need to write blogs on topics as diverse as BDSM and medieval heartbreak. There is a sleeper in the bunch though, and I hate to jinx it by saying its name, but one of my older titles seems to have picked up a bit. The "red-headed step-child" seems to be smoldering again. Sometimes I wish I just didn't worry about these things.

Vagaries of Facebook Fan Pages

So, apparently Facebook changed the rules? Fan pages only reach 15% of their audiences unless the administrator promotes the posts. I'm not made of money, and relative to what I said above, I'm not raking in the big bucks selling my books, so this brings me to a conundrum. Do I promote all my posts? Do I say, "Who cares how many fans I have?" What to do, what to do. I have promoted a few posts, but they don't net a lot of new fans. Also, within a few days afterwards, I end up losing a few fans. Five dollars for four fans only to lose two fans three days later is not good math in my book. I've asked my "fans" what they would like to see on the page...but since I'm only reaching 15% of them I don't get a lot of response. It's a head-scratcher for sure.

Writing? What's that?

Haven't been able to get to work on anything due to the hectic nature of my "real life"....and then when I see sales reports I think, "Sheesh, maybe I shouldn't even bother." I have a notebook full of ideas, but at this point I haven't started on anything new, and the scary part is I'm not bothered by that fact.

Comments

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knowmefirst
Oct. 28th, 2012 01:09 am (UTC)
That is good news, I'm happy to hear that one of your older books is getting more popular the rest will follow soon, you'll see :D

Don't worry the fans that come and stay are the ones that at the end will be there until the end. Fans will always come and go, but those that are until the end those are the fans that are really worth it.

So, chin up my dear and keep on doing what you do best and that is writing. Maybe going up the hill is hard now, but you'll see the rewards at the end and they will be more the sweeter when you finally are on top.

*hugs*
rowenasudbury
Oct. 28th, 2012 11:25 am (UTC)
Thank you...words of wisdom to be sure.

:)

*hugs*
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