I’m so excited about the changes I’m implementing! If you read my writer’s manifesto or follow me on social media (links in the footer), you know I’ve been pondering these ideas for several months.
I want to meet your desire for great stories that uplift your hearts and illustrate God’s mercy. And, because the publishing industry now expects readers to help promote the books they love, I also want my novels to be available to you at lower prices. It’s only fair!
Last fall I devoted two months to editing Fallen, my next novel in the Genesis series. I sent my proposal to my publisher, and they were really excited! They say it’s even better than Refuge! So, we talked business.
We noticed that during the time when I devoted all my energy to editing, my sales of Refuge dropped drastically. Why? It’s my first book. I’m still relatively unknown, and I wasn’t promoting the book much, because I was focused on writing.
Marketing while writing fiction is next to impossible, and it’s time consuming if you’re a one-woman team. But when the power of multiplication is applied, everything changes!
Here’s how it works: On my Facebook profile and Author page combined I have approximately 1000 followers. If I share a post, only my frequent viewers see that post in their feed. Maybe. If they catch it when it skims by. The same principle applies to Google+, Twitter, etc.
But suppose you share a post from my profile onto yours? You’ve multiplied my reach! You have friends who don’t see my page or my posts. Now they can see it! The same is true for all social media.
When you SHARE, my reach explodes, and that’s only with one person SHARING a post. Just think what a group of us can do! I must have your help, so I can get the next books ready!
All of my writing is done to encourage you, my readers, and to illustrate the love and mercy of God. I write to spread the full message of the gospel and God’s grace. Jesus told stories, so I do too. People readily absorb truth about God told in story form.
Please partner with me. Let’s multiply the spread of the Good News by working together! No act of help is too small!
I have to sell more copies of Refuge before Fallen can be published. It’s pure economics. If you enjoyed Refuge, want to get it into the hands of others, and hope to read Fallen and other stories, please become an active participant in the Dream Team!
The EASIEST, MOST PAIN-FREE way to help, EVER:
I now invite you to a Facebook page made just for YOU! Click that sentence to take a look.
- Once a day I’ll post a video, a picture, or a post onto the Dream Team group page.
- When you see the Facebook notification, click over to the group page at your convenience—daily, weekly, monthly, randomly, whatever works.
- SHARE what you see there onto your own Facebook profile.
- That’s it. Takes a minute. Done. VERY Simple.
Simply click here: Ask me to invite you to the group. And we’re off!
Please join with me on the Dream Team! Tell others the Good News of the gospel and encourage their hearts.
This IS exciting! Let’s pray for your Dream Team to join you in spreading the news so that more of your books may be published in 2015!! Off to a great start for the New Year!
Amen I second that Elaine! And I pray that the word will get out far and wide – brilliant multiplication maneuvar! Count Me In! And Glory to God – May many come to the excellent knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ – His Character endowed within the written pages; abundant blessings !
If one telling one and that one telling another works for the gospel, it will work for promoting a story that promotes the Good News! Jesus came up with the marketing plan. I have to give him the credit, A. 🙂
Amen! This can only be accomplished by the grace of the Lord and with his help! Refuge is currently spiking in the rankings. E-book copies are flying out to Kindles. All of that resulted because one person wrote a review, I shared it on my author page, and it took off from there! No one could predict! Only God knew! I’m grateful to my readers for sharing the word online and by word of mouth. It’s how books are sold!