Authors Please Note

I just discovered this blog and have decided to follow it.

Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog

I've been thinking

I have recently received a flurry of emails from authors all experiencing the same things …

Their books are gathering dust on the shelves (including the cyberspace shelves…)

Giveaway or Freebie days are great, lots of books downloaded or given away, then, when the book price returns, nothing moves and reviews from readers are scarce, if at all, even from the Giveaway in exchange for honest reviews…

WHAT ARE THEY DOING WRONG?

Answer = Nothing.

ARE THEIR STORIES THAT BAD?

Answer = No, probably not.

Unfortunately, I don’t have a magic wand to change the situation many of you are in, nor can I utter any words of wisdom.

However, I can remind you all that my blog was set up to be a resource for authors and to expand the existing publicity opportunities for them to promote themselves and their books.

This includes having every kind of share button possible…

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About russtowne

My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 4 young grandsons. I manage a wealth management firm I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of 23 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children. In addition to my family, friends, investing, and writing, my passions include reading, watching classic movies, experiencing waves crashing on rocky shores, hiking in ancient redwood forests, and enjoying our small redwood grove and fern garden.
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