"It's going to be all right,
How many times have you heard this question asked in a movie?
The usual answer is a comforting lie.
The questioner knows it is a lie and hears that things are NOT going to be the same.
There is going to be a new NORMAL.
But whether that new NORMAL is good or bad depends on how well we craft it.
As writers we craft our stories, our novels.
Things slapped together usually look ... and read ... like they were.
Over the past 2 years print book sales have been going up while Indie ebook sales have declined 12%!
How are your sales doing?
Probably not as well as they were.
John Locke and Amanda Hocking shot to the best selling eBook lists by being innovative.
Others have tried to do the same by copying their methods.
But their methods worked because they were innovative pioneers.
They looked at the existing conditions and saw new possibilities to grow.
But you can no longer tweet or Facebook your way to fame
Amazon is no longer your helpful partner.
At first, they needed content.
Now, they have a glut of it.
Independent and self-published authors put out more books monthly than the trade houses do.
So eBooks clog the search engine results.
Worse, eBooks are immortal.
Every month there are more and more eBooks. A tidal wave of books with fewer eyes split across more books.
That is why eBook sales are declining.
What to do?
The skies had not changed when the Wright Brothers found a way to soar in them.
It was the same sky that Leonardo longed to soar in.
They looked at what they had and made use of it.
We must do the same.
1.) BUSINESS YOUR ACCOUNT
2.) LINK YOUR INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT TO YOUR AUTHOR FACEBOOK PAGE
3.) MILESTONE YOUR JOURNEY
4.) TALK MORE ABOUT YOUR FANS, THEIR INTERESTS THAN YOUR BOOKS.
5.) REVIEW BOOKS YOU THINK YOUR FANS MAY ENJOY.
6.) MAKE A VIRTUAL RECOMMENDED SHELF OF YOUR ACCOUNT
7.) MAKE YOUR INSTAGRAM POSTS FUN
DO NOT JUST THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX ...
THINK ABOVE THE HORIZON
The Internet is a global world of endless possibilities.
You are creative or you would not be a writer.
There are ways to draw attention to your book that no one else has thought of.
Someone will think of it.
BE THAT SOMEONE
The wheel was obvious
it was discovered.