LET’S SEND 2016 OUT IN STYLE
If you’ve always wanted to try Pride’s Children – now is the time.
If you’ve read Kary’s story, and wanted to recommend it – now is the time.
If you want to give it to a friend – now is the time.
If you’ve hesitated because it’s long, and you’re not sure, and it seemed too big a commitment – now is the time.
The latest reviews have been amazing
The characters feel like real people that you meet everyday
…One reviewer complained about the length, but I found it too short. I am used to reading BIG books. Alicia has written a book that is spellbinding and you don’t want the story to end.
Pat Patterson, a self-identified ‘simple man, a Southern redneck,’ said,
This book was a feast, and I am quietly stepping into the line for the next one
…Kary is CLEARLY a hero, by any criteria you want to apply apart from armed combat, and she is the center of the book.
…I found myself turning page after page, and DEVOURING the words, licking my lips figuratively at how delicious they were, and thinking: SHE CAN’T KEEP THIS UP! There is no way she can continue to let me walk around and see and hear and feel what the characters are experiencing; except she did.
Indie freedom means I can do this when and if I want to
One of the big advantages to being a self-published author is that I can turn on a dime.
If I wake up one morning, check my sales and ads, and don’t think my marketing plan is working well for this book, I can change it – or I can ditch the whole thing RIGHT THIS MINUTE and do something else.
This means that the marketing – an entirely separate skill from writing – is a work in progress.
I don’t want to think about it too much for the rest of this – interesting? – year.
But if the price I chose for the ebook doesn’t work for some readers who might otherwise enjoy Pride’s Children: PURGATORY, I can find that out by playing around with the price point.
A Top Reviewer, I am told, said that Pride’s Children was the best 0.99 novel she’d ever read.
What do I want?
New authors want readers. And the beginning of word-of-mouth recommendations.
Of course we want fame and fortune, but realize that may take a while – and more books published.
We want readers waiting for the next book with bated breath.
We love reviews and sales and publicity and…
But most of all, we want to be read.
Because that encourages us to write more.
I’ve tried many things both ways: with positive reinforcement or with stubbornness. I’m sufficiently persistent to keep writing, with no regard for the outside world, but the encouraged way is far easier. I don’t like taking good time to write myself back into writing fiction; with my CFS brain, this happens far too often.
I want your most precious gift: your time. And I want you to feel it was well spent.
Thanks to Stencil for holiday images and the ability to make quick images that look professional, to illustrate posts. If I needed more than a few images a month, I’d get the paid version in a flash.