Why Is My Book Not Selling?

Okay. Time for a confession. A Storm Hits Valparaiso is selling a little less than I had hoped. But that’s not what today’s post is about. This question – why is my book not selling? – is quite a common one and I would like to address it in a general way because I think many people slip up on the basics. I would also like to use my new book as a case study, to show what steps I am taking to address somewhat tepid sales over the last couple of weeks. And in fact, the tide is already turning – thanks to a couple of tricks I pulled yesterday, but we’ll get to that. As Seth Godin says, it’s far Read More…

Sample Sunday Exclusive – The Reset Button by David Gaughran

Linus Eriksson is a man with a memory problem: but instead of not being able to remember anyone, nobody can remember him.  The Reset Button is from my two-story collection If You Go Into The Woods. Here’s what the critics had to say: “There are definite shades of HP Lovecraft in both stories… punchy, entertaining reads with a bit of mental gymnastics thrown in, you can’t go wrong with this one.” — Jenny Mounfield, The Compulsive Reader, author of The Ice-cream Man. “Two very well-constructed and thought-provoking tales from an author I know I will be keeping my eyes on. 4.5 stars.” –Heather L. Faville, Doubleshot Reviews “This is the most professional design – both inside and out – that I have seen since I started reviewing Read More…