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eBook Pulled

As some of you may have realized from the publication of The Adventures of Reztap, it has been an exercise in marketing for a self-published book. I’ve learned many things in the last nine months. I’d like to share them below: People will complain about price, no matter what it […]

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Price – Not Such a Factor in Sales

It’s been an interesting discovery. Perhaps it was the lack of pushing the product or maybe it just doesn’t matter, but when I dropped the eBook pricing for The Adventures of Reztap to $2.99 I didn’t sell a single one. Whereas, in my inital push to get the book out […]

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Facebook, other progress

Over the weekend, I embarked on another marketing experiment. I created a page for The Adventures of Reztap (http://www.facebook.com/TheAdventuresOfReztap?ref=hl). I set a start and end date for the campaign as well as a daily budget. Essentially four days for a budget of $40.The ad would display on the targeted audiences […]

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Tracking the Oiled Ferret (Sales)

With all this discussion about pricing and effects on sales, a sobering thought entered my befuddled brain. These are barely real-time statistics I am referencing for my conclusions.Amazon and Smashwords are relatively on-time with their notifications of sales and how much that will put in my account. I recently received a […]

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The Paradigm Shift – eBook Pricing

I’ve seen many articles relating to how to price eBooks. I’ve had feedback on how The Adventures of Reztap eBook is priced ($4.99) where the paperback is $12.95. That is about a 62% discount – which seems to be in line with other pricing I’ve seen. On the high side, […]

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iTunes – Finally!

It is with great fanfare that I announce The Adventures of Reztap is finally available on iTunes! It was a long wait (longer than I anticipated), but I’m happy it’s finally there.For those wondering exactly how long the wait was, here is the timeline of events for you to reference […]

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Book Two Teaser – Sort of…

I began writing the sequel to The Adventures of Reztap. The new book will be titled Reztap and the Quest for the Insane Moth. If you’ve read the first book, the title makes sense. If you haven’t, well it sure is a curiosity isn’t it? Onto the teaser as promised! […]

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Free – not so powerful

It was a limited test, but still a valid result. Offering the eBook for free did not equate to a flood of downloads of The Adventures of Reztap from the Smashwords web site. It did result in two downloads of the free eBook and an additional sale of the full […]

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Now on Barnes and Noble – Nook & Paperback!

I admit to be a little shocked. The eBook Channel Manager on Smashwords does not show it has shipped to Barnes and Noble, yet The Adventures of Reztap is available on the Nook. I do have an explanation, though. Smashwords shipped the eBook to Baker &Taylor, a provider of books & eBooks to […]

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First reviews are in (GoodReads)

Two winners of the paperback giveaway from the GoodReads web site submitted reviews of The Adventures of Reztap. Overall, the book receives an average 4.5 out of 5 stars. Really, not too bad if I do say so myself. Of course, it’s only two reviews, so I’m not patting myself on the back […]

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