May versus Might
This is one we all learned in elementary school. Well … I don’t know about you, but every time this comes up in my writing, I hesitate. So, when I saw this article today, the clarity was deeply appreciated. Hope you find the information helpful too. http://blog.writersdigest.com/qq/May+Vs+Might.aspx
Promotion–Separation of Faith
The promotional train for Separation of Faith is definitely picking up speed, although I need to continue priming the pump (sorry for the mixed metaphor) every day, otherwise things tend to quiet down as quickly as they build up. Didn’t do a lot of priming while in California, although we had a wonderful book event with some wonderful long-time friends, and that night will forever be a treasured memory! Since I got home (five days ago), I’ve been working to catch up (and also finish an editing job for a client) while fitting in a seemingly endless string of medical appointments. (Hope this particular round will be over soon!)
Meanwhile, the Amazon stats have been going up and down in cadence with all of the other activities. At first, the hard cover was doing better than the soft cover, which was sort of surprising. But now that has switched. The soft cover is fairly consistently in the 100,000s or lower (a very, very respectable ranking for a new novel by an unknown writer), while the hard cover has inched up to a million. The hard cover will probably improve by tomorrow, if recent patterns hold. The best ranking so far for the hard cover was 95,000, and for the soft cover 75,000.
The rankings change every hour and are then averaged for the day. Both the 95,000 and 75,000 were hourly numbers that had me right up there with the big shots, even if only for that brief moment. The trick is figuring out how to get there more often (or, better yet, how to stay there 🙂 ).
This Friday evening (the 29th) I will have another local book event, and those always create some subsidiary activity. So we’ll see happens over the weekend and early next week. Someone will take pictures on Friday, which I will post here shortly thereater.
If you have a minute, I invite you to take a look at the reviews on Amazon for Separation of Faith, which are now starting to dribble in as people finish the book. They’re all quite heartwarming, making me feel very grateful and immeasurably pleased that readers are enjoying what I’ve written. In the end, that’s what we’re all doing this for in the first place–getting our work into the hands of people who then receive a few hours of reading pleasure. Right? If not for that, all this insanity would really seem nuts!
Should you be in the market for a special holiday gift for a reader in your life, you can secure new copies of Separation of Faith (hard or soft cover) directly from me through the book store on my Web site (www.CheriLaser.com), in addition to Amazon and all other book retailers. My prices there are about the same as Amazon, and you get the customized autograph. Just a thought … (And while I love the soft cover version, the hard cover is truly gorgeous, if you’re into that sort of thing … 🙂 …)
The Truth About Cinnamon Second Edition
There is one more short list of changes received from the publisher two days ago that I need to review and approve. After that, we should be good to go for the final. As soon as the the shiny new Second Edition becomes available, you will be the first to know!
Video Book Trailer–Separation of Faith
If you haven’t already viewed this, I invite you to take a look at www.YouTube.com/cherilaser, especially if you’re thinking about promotional elements for one of your own Journey’s projects. The music for this little video (only one minute forty-five seconds in length) is an original song written by the fellow who put the video together. Everything about the way this video was created is special, and I’d love to have you take a look. And please feel free to share the link with your reader friends as well. I’d really enjoy hearing from them too.
Hope all is well with each of you this week and that each day moves you a little further along in your Dreams.