Next Friday I will be at Silverstone for the Formula 1 British Grand Prix so this will be my last post for a week! Summer is looking like being great weather for camping and finishing off the garden so I’m in a happy place.
This Saturday I’ll be in Henley-On-Thames at a craft market event at the town hall hoping to convince some of the well-off residents of this famous English town that zombies are the way to go, or at least spy fiction perhaps.
I’ve now pre-booked all of my events with the same provider for 2022, hoping that will be a representative year in which I decide if doing these events is actually worth my while. I make little money from them, but they are great fun, despite the hard work.
WORK IN PROGRESS
Purple Rain Series – Book One – The first edit is proceeding well, with around 30,000 words into it the pace is keeping up nicely.
From The Dead – Positive feedback from readers of the other Carrie Harris books is helping me to focus some more effort on the current round of editing. I hope at the latest to be complete with this round by the end of July.
SALES AND MARKETING
Relying only on unpaid advertising, sales are heading in the right direction. If I keep up the massive effort on person by person marketing then I stand to have a record month. I don’t know how long I can keep this up but I’m certainly making the most of it whilst I can.
Although I’m selling a lower volume of books than when I was running ads, I’m connected to the readers who are buying and they’re coming back to me with feedback, all of which has been very positive.
I continue to add masses of readers to my mailing list, in a small part down to the Voracious Readers subscription which had netted me over 40 new subscribers and two great reviews. I also continue to build my fan club. I’ve decided to do a big giveaway to the fan club members, where I will be showcasing each of my books and giving away at least one signed copy of each to lucky members. In addition I plan a few amazing prizes to give away. I’m doing this when the membership reaches 300 so if you want a chance to win then join now by following this link!
That’s it for the next couple of weeks! Comments and suggestions welcomed as always.