Progress Report #1 No Sales Yet

As I mentioned in my first post here, I intend to use this blog to document my progress (or in this case, the lack of progress).  I started about two months ago and so far, I only have one short story (actually, it has two stories) up selling on Amazon and B&N.

So far, no sales!

But this is to be expected. Short stories don’t sell nearly as well as full-length novels and I have done next to nothing to promote it.

I intend to stick with this for a full year at least.  If possible, I’d like to have three novels and maybe ten short stories up by then.  I tend to start anything new slowly and then pick up speed as my feet get soaked.

The next move will be to release Tanaka and the Yakuza’s Daughter (hopefully Monday).  I’m finishing up the audio book (which will be given freely to anyone who buys the ebook).

1) Upload the ebook to Amazon and B&N and Smashwords
2) Once approved, upload the promo video to Youtube.com (using both thejapanshop’s account and a new one I’ll create for me)
3) Email everyone I know to watch the video and buy it if possible!

But this is still only a short story (7,500 words).  I can’t wait until the novel is ready…

Edit: My other ebooks, however, are selling well.  As I mentioned in the About Page, I have about ten educational non-fiction titles.  I’m not making much, but it has steadily increased over the past few months.  I think things will only get better as more and more people buy Kindles (and Nooks)

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About cjmartinbook

Author of the Tanaka thrillers.

Posted on June 3, 2011, in Goals. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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