Writer Wednesday


15K last week and I reached 450K… 🤩 still 50K to reach my year’s goal, but this year I’m going to make it, yay! 😁 Going steady on Post-Apocalypse Chronicles book 3, stopping to research and re-reading Into the Wild since they’re now headed for Alaska! I’m having fun writing something set on Earth with the help of Wikipedia and Google Maps, but I’m much slower than when I can make up stuff, including geography, LOL!

This coming weekend I’m going to try an experiment with large print, since I’ve learned the specifics. As well as publishing a new title, just in case you miss new releases… although… did you hear about KDP books unavailable to international readers? If you’re American, it probably doesn’t affect you – except if you’re an author, of course.

But to all my international readers out there, if Mighty Zon fails you without even informing you, I shall remind you to go to the publisher’s page, where all the books currently available are listed. And if you don’t see it on Amazon.com, write them!

Or, better still, head for Smashwords, they will provide you with a very nice mobi file for your Kindle. Don’t be afraid to shop outside of that ecosystem! 🙂 Look, Smashwords even unveiled a new book discovery interface! 😀

And if you’re an author running Amazon Ads, stop them until the problem is solved… your international readers won’t be able to buy your book anyway!

Me? I’m not ready to dive back into Amazon Ads. Or to try Facebook Ads. I’ve been following a boosted post, it had many likes, but not one sale, so I guess that’s another waste of money. If I wanted to try it, I know I won’t now. And I’m also spending my last 5$ on Bookbub Ads.

If you really want to know about sales, I guess this blog is the best place to go! So Rajveer the Vampire is now at 99c for the time being, since it’s the first book of Vampires Through the Centuries. There are box sets of Silvery Earth if you feel overwhelmed by the quantity of books available in that world. And we got paperbacks for all the Star Minds Lone Wolves, yay!

I made a sorta/kinda priority list of what to implement of what I learned at the Business Masterclass, but it’s probably for next year. Mostly, audio books and BookFunnel (although the large print experiment also comes out from the masterclass).

We talked about the Also Bought and Amazon algorithms, and then those were screwed too. I have too many books out to keep track to all of them and none of them appears on Yasiv.com anyway, so I’m just going to ignore that. I’m kinda tired of fighting Mighty Zon.

Well, I better go back to writing if I want to reach my wordcount! Next week I’m going back to DayJob after 5 weeks… meh! I was quite disorganized this time because of the two trips, so next time I’ll plan it better! Have a great weekend! 🙂

UPDATE on the Amazoncalypse: They seem to be aware of the problem. I still think Kindle users should move over to Smashwords! 😉

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  1. YAY for being so close to your word goal! Looking forward to the day you announce you’ve made it! 🙂

    Some of the not showing up in other countries thing with Amazon is that it doesn’t like you doing stuff on a site for a country you don’t live in. I clicked on a link for a book the other day, and just got this message where I had a choice of agreeing to go look for it on Amazon UK instead of the US version of the site, or telling Amazon I’d moved. Just because I was looking at the eBook version of the book (or trying to).

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    • The Amazon problem is different. Apparently Australians (who don’t have a dedicated Kindle store) see only half the ebooks. They go to a page and see only the paperback (and audio if present). Stuff like that.
      Amazon is doing a disservice to its international readers, l’m sure they’ll fix it, since they’re so custoner-oriented (readers, not authors)! 🙂

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  2. I saw about that afterwards, and realized after seeing the posts about that issue that was probably what you actually meant. My mistake. 🙂

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