I haven't posted anything in some time. It's not that I haven't wanted to, I've just been very busy. I haven't received a sales report on the book yet but I believe it started pretty strong. It maintained a fairly decent sales rank on Amazon for a while but in the last few days dropped dramatically.
What that tells me is that the people who have bought the book so far, haven't been sharing it with their friends and family. A few weeks ago I was talking to my marketing representative, and he told me that what a writer needs to be successful are evangelists. I'm not talking about people standing in the street holding the book up and shouting 'Praise The Lord!' I'm talking about telling everyone you know about how much you enjoyed the book and recommend it. If you know someone in a book club, suggest that they try the book out.
Another thing that is very important in this day and age when the internet runs our lives, is writing a book review and posting it online. Review the book on Facebook. If you have a blog, review the book there. If you bought it off of Amazon or Barnes & Noble then put a review up on there. People rely on those reviews and the only way people are going to want to buy it is if someone else says that it's worth the time and money.
I would love for this book to be a success, and the next one and the next one after that. I've expressed before that my dream is to make a career out of writing. The only way that is possible is with YOUR help. I need your help.
I will have a book signing on June 7, 2014 at Hasting's Books in Sierra Vista, Arizona starting at 1 PM. If your local or you'll be in town for any reason around those dates, I would love it if you came by.
Many of my readers are people that I know personally, and many of you aren't. For those of you that aren't, I would like to get to know you and even if meeting in person isn't possible, leave some comments and let me know a little about yourself as well as what you think of my writing. If you have a blog, post a link in your comment and I'll be sure to check it out and follow it.
Thank you all for reading my work and supporting me in this dream. I look forward to continuing our relationship through this blog and I hope that you all will get a copy of my novel and let me know what you think.
You can also check me out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/jpwauthor. Like the page!
My novel, Conflict: To Secure A Nation is available through Amazon at: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1629946001
and through Barnes & Noble at: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/conflict-joseph-paul-wright
You can also purchase it via other online bookstores by going to Google and using either Joseph Paul Wright or Conflict: To Secure A Nation as your search keyword.
If you do get a copy of the book and read, let me know what you thought and post a review somewhere for people to see. Once again, thank you and I will continue to post stories on her so don't get discouraged just because I haven't posted in a while. See you all next time ;0)