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The Virgin Author Blog 22nd May 2018

The Virgin Author Blog 22nd May 2018

Now we all love reviews, well we think we do until we start reading them lol some can be absolutely brilliant and some can be just down right nasty, and that’s alright because you just cannot please everyone, all the time and everyone’s tastes are different. My best advice is to try really hard not to read any of them and I know how hard that is but honestly its great reading the good reviews it makes you feel as though all your hard work is now real but the mental torture you put yourself through from reading the nasty reviews is not worth it in the long run. As long as your books are selling, even if its only selling 1 book a week, a month even a year just be proud of taking that huge step and leap of faith in yourself to press the publish button in the first place. Cheers. TVA

The Virgin Author Blog 13th May 2018

The Virgin Author Blog 13th May 2018

Hi Everyone sorry it has been a long time since my last blog, so many things have been happening and I have been having so many friggin problems with my book editing. Lets just say that after wasting a month with one I am now with another it’s amazing how much you learn as a virgin author and finding a good editor is one. Just beware that because of the huge amount of new indie authors now anyone can call themselves an editor on social media (And there are a lot that have no qualifications at all) This is a big lesson I have learnt that has been a big kick up the ass for me. They charge you money, even come up with fake contracts and yes they will do the job but once it goes into print and your reviews go up well that’s when the poop hits the fan so to speak because readers are very savvy and pick up everything and you have to pull it down and do it all again and pay again. So please be aware of these people only go with someone that has been recommended to you by another author who has used them, or just research the suckers and get them before they get you. Well hope that helps someone out there. Cheers TVA

The Virgin Author Blog 28th March 2018

The Virgin Author Blog 28th March 2018

Hi everyone sorry it’s been a while since I posted I have been checking out some free book promotion sites, and wow there are quite a few just not as easy and free as you think. Some you have to send in your book and they have to pick it from thousands of others, some you have to have a thousand reviews on amazon and we all know how easy that it to get right? And some have you jumping through hoops almost wanting to know what your blood group is, and then there are the ones that keep you going around in circles on your computer for hours only to give you an error message after a lot of wasted time.

So out of a list of 100 free book promotion sites I was able to post my book to about 3, on the other hand I have quite a few social sites with a decent amount of followers and this site and I have put it out there many times that you can send me your book details and I will share it around and guess how many people I got interested? zero, now I’m not sure if I’m not doing it right or what but I always think that any publicity, no matter how big or small is good. So just be warmed if you are looking for free book promotion sites be prepared to spend a lot of time at the keyboard. Cheers TVA

The Virgin Author Blog 20th March 2018

The Virgin Author Blog 20th March 2018

Hi Fellow Virgin Authors, I know I touched on the subject of Amazon ads and I have just found out something new, well its new to me anyway. When I first started to use Amazon ads I was told that the less keywords you had the better result you got, I also thought that I was limited on keywords but apparently not so I added all the keywords I wanted from books titles I like to authors I follow to just plain words that had anything to do with my book and my sales jumped so I thought I would pass this information on to you hope it works just as well as it has for me. Cheers TVA

THE VIRGIN AUTHOR BLOG

The Virgin Author Blog 16th March 2018

Hi Everyone, over the last week or so I have been looking at different websites trying to find some companies that will do a new release book blitz at a price that I can afford, needless to say I haven’t found anything as yet so the search will continue. Have you ever noticed a free tool out there called instafreebies? I was so excited when I found this site you can put your book on it and give away copies of your book in 3 different formats which is a great idea to pull in some reviews (Hopefully) or just to get your book and your name out there, although on further research I found out that if your book is already on KDP you can’t offer your book for free so make sure you do it before you press the publish button in KDP. Cheers TVA

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