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Old 09-02-2010, 02:02 PM   #1
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Olivia's Kiss for $1.99 [see post #30]

I'm a new member and also a writer/columnist. My humor columns appear in The Tampa Tribune and Creative Loafing.

My first novel is Olivia's Kiss.

Olivia Foster is a beautiful, headstrong killing machine, shocked to find herself yearning for something different.

Olivia discovered a talent for killing people while in her teens, after shooting her abusive father in the head and watching him die. Unapologetic and determined to help victims of domestic violence fight back, she built a wildly successful business. Now, a sophisticated young woman, Olivia travels the world pursuing bad men and making them pay.

When an unexpected vacation leads her home, Olivia reconnects with childhood friends and finds herself envying them. Like so many women approaching their thirties, and despite her most-wanted status, Olivia is startled by the unfamiliar urge and intrigued with the idea of settling down.

When Max, her longtime love, proposes marriage, Olivia dares to wonder: Can she really trade guns and glory for gold bands and bath towels?

Here is the buy link: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_no...1.78_62&fsc=-1

Any advice would be appreciated!

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Old 09-02-2010, 02:06 PM   #2
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Welcome. I love your blurb. The story sounds unique enough to make me want to read it. I haven't gotten my Kindle yet, but I'll put this on my list of books to download. Good luck.

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Oops. *Cara. It's still early. :-)
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Old 09-03-2010, 12:46 PM   #5
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I gave you your own thread, since your response to the OP was to promote your own book.

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Old 10-17-2010, 03:52 PM   #6
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Feedback needed: Sold 7 books so far, goal is 25

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and I'm donated 100% of my profits from the sales of Olivia's Kiss ($3.99) to The Spring, a local Domestic Violence Prevention and Emergency Shelter Agency.

UPDATE: Halfway through the month, I’ve sold seven copies. My goal is 25 – and Amazon won't even send me the profits unless I sell many many more so how to get this going for the second half of the month???

Any ideas are welcome. Domestic violence survivors deserve our help!

Olivia’s Kiss is contemporary fiction and my first novel

Blurb:

Olivia Foster is a beautiful, headstrong killing machine, shocked to find herself yearning for something different.

Olivia discovered a talent for killing men while in her teens, after shooting her abusive father in the head and watching him die. Unapologetic and dedicated to helping victims of domestic violence fight back, she built a wildly successful business. Now, a sophisticated young woman, Olivia travels the world pursuing bad men and making them pay.

When an unexpected vacation leads her home, Olivia reconnects with childhood friends and finds herself envying them. Like so many women approaching their thirties, and despite her most-wanted status, Olivia is startled by the unfamiliar urge and intrigued with the idea of settling down.

When Max, her longtime love, proposes marriage, Olivia dares to wonder: Can she really trade guns and glory for gold bands and bath towels?

Read the first chapter here: http://www.oliviaskiss.blogspot.com/

And thank you for any feedback or suggestions.

http://www.amazon.com/Olivias-Kiss-e...owViewpoints=1
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Old 10-17-2010, 09:13 PM   #7
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There's a couple of threads around here with some very excellent information on power marketing for your books. You could try those and see if it boosts sales.
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Old 10-18-2010, 07:22 AM   #8
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I don't think it is a lack of reviews that is your problem, you already have quite a few that are mostly positive. How are you promoting it to people who are likely to be interested in the subject matter?
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Old 10-18-2010, 08:42 AM   #9
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If you've written an ebook priced under $5, consider submitting to the "cheap reads" sites like
http://bargainebooks.blogspot.com/
http://www.thefrugalereader.com/
http://dailycheapreads.com

as well as other indie-friendly blogs:
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http://spaldings-racket.blogspot.com/
http://www.theindiespotlight.com/

I started adding marketing tips to my blog: http://fantasyauthor.blogspot.com/ I'm no expert (not even close!) -- these are just things I've been doing. They might help you too.
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Old 10-18-2010, 09:28 AM   #10
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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and I'm donated 100% of my profits from the sales of Olivia's Kiss ($3.99) to The Spring, a local Domestic Violence Prevention and Emergency Shelter Agency.

UPDATE: Halfway through the month, I’ve sold seven copies. My goal is 25 – and Amazon won't even send me the profits unless I sell many many more so how to get this going for the second half of the month???

Any ideas are welcome. Domestic violence survivors deserve our help!

Olivia’s Kiss is contemporary fiction and my first novel


Read the first chapter here: http://www.oliviaskiss.blogspot.com/

And thank you for any feedback or suggestions.

http://www.amazon.com/Olivias-Kiss-e...owViewpoints=1

Read the sample, Buying the book, I hope you have great success with this, Best Wishes from a 49 year old Male reader
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Old 10-20-2010, 05:11 PM   #11
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Thank you thank you thank you guys! I had a rough day - it is so hard to be up and sell yourself every single day. I've been doing this for 10 years and some weeks are better than others. These responses made me smile. Bless you!!!!

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I just purchased from Amazon, hoping to help you reach your goal of 25 for the month. It's great that your profits for October will be going to such a worthwhile cause. Good luck!
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Bought It, Can't wait to read the whole thing, Thankyou Catherine !
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I submitted to all the recommended review sites and am up to 17 books sold this month - I think I may make 25 before the end of the month! Thanks again for all your help.
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