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by John Sliz
Tue October 23rd, 2018, 6:35 pm
Forum: The Writing Business
Topic: Marketing a Novel
Replies: 10
Views: 2098

Re: Marketing a Novel

I really don’t like giving a book away for free, especially since it seems that I have to pay for it while Amazon still gets paid. WTF? I don’t want to pay to be a writer and to make Amazon even richer than it already is. If readers want my books then they will buy them. Fortunately, some do.
by John Sliz
Wed February 21st, 2018, 2:17 pm
Forum: The Writing Business
Topic: Marketing a Novel
Replies: 10
Views: 2098

Re: Marketing a Novel

It would be interesting, but I have never been on Instagram so I would have to take your word for it. Q: are the people on Instagram the type that actually buy books or do they just want everything online? I think the latter. However, I think that almost any type of advertising is good. Tell as many...
by John Sliz
Thu August 4th, 2016, 2:48 pm
Forum: The Writing Business
Topic: Pairing
Replies: 0
Views: 979

Pairing

I find it interesting the pairing that Amazon does on my books. Usually my first reaction is really? I feel that my novels are unique and that there isn't any out there like mine. Still, to help the reader get a sense of what my novels are about, I have been trying to pair them to popular novels and...
by John Sliz
Tue July 12th, 2016, 3:32 am
Forum: The Writing Business
Topic: Marketing a Novel
Replies: 10
Views: 2098

Re: Marketing a Novel

Well, that works for you so you are not wrong. Let me ponder your points before I comment on the rest.

Thanks.
by John Sliz
Mon July 11th, 2016, 3:42 pm
Forum: The Writing Business
Topic: Marketing a Novel
Replies: 10
Views: 2098

Re: Marketing a Novel

I don't get book trailers either. I guess that it can help like any other form of advertising, but is the time and expense worth it?
by John Sliz
Mon June 27th, 2016, 7:17 pm
Forum: The Writing Business
Topic: Marketing a Novel
Replies: 10
Views: 2098

Marketing a Novel

So what works and what doesn't work?
by John Sliz
Mon June 27th, 2016, 6:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Novel Pricing
Replies: 7
Views: 101

Re: Novel Pricing

Marketing. Now there is a whole topic by itself. There seems to be a small army of people who will market anything for a fee and I can imagine a person can go broke paying these people.
by John Sliz
Mon June 27th, 2016, 2:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Getting Published
Replies: 0
Views: 230

Getting Published

I have a question for the authors here. Do you have a publisher or are you self-published? Please expand on your experiences good and bad. Also, are there any publishers here? Myself, I have been published by a number of publishers and have also self-published. I will wait for others to respond befo...
by John Sliz
Mon June 27th, 2016, 2:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Novel Pricing
Replies: 7
Views: 101

Re: Novel Pricing

It is interesting how many times you mentioned free. That is where things are going isn't it? Everyone wants everything for free and with so many novels out there everyone has to drop their price just to sell. However, selling an entire novel for 0.99 or giving it away for free just seems wrong to m...
by John Sliz
Sat June 25th, 2016, 9:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where Are You Now?
Replies: 1456
Views: 99011

Re: Where Are You Now?

Waterloo, June 18th 1815.

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