April 15th marks the arrival of my tenth book, “Killing Time”.
The first was “Matt’s War”, initially released in September of 2010 (and revised thoroughly since then). That’s ten books in five years.
Two a year at a pretty steady pace.
And I’d write ten more in the next five years except for one small thing.
I’ve figured out the writing part, but I haven’t figure out the selling part. The writing part is easy. And I told myself that once I had a decent back catalogue (ten books qualifies as a decent-sized back catalogue), I’d put my slowly decaying mind to the marketing and selling bit of the business.
The “traditional” method used to sell the “non-traditionally published” books involves blog tours, free give-aways and excessive, it seems, social media floods.
I think there’s a better way. There has to be a better way.
“Killing Time” will be my last book in 2015. I’ll be spending the remainder of the year working on the sales part.