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  • Writer's pictureWendy L Anderson

Greetings from the Green Chair!


It is always exciting to release a new book. It is also very terrifying!

The writing is the easy part it is all the stuff that comes afterward that is hard.

For example: did you know that in my genre of Historical Viking Romance I only need to sell 6 books to be in the top 10! I only need to sell 27 books to be #1! Yes! the statistics show that to be the case. Though they change frequently, it is ok to use those numbers as a starting point.

What I need to make it to #1 or in the top 10 is to get pre-orders. Then sales on the first day or few days after release. The other thing I need are ARC reviews posted on the day of release. This shows the Amazon algorithms I'm worth paying attention to.

Now, I don't like to do pre-orders because they don't often pay off and are a lot of work. Plus, I don't like to bug people with constant "order my book posts" but is part of the marketing game I have to play to be a self-published author.

In reality, being an indie author is a lot of self-promotion which is hard for me, but I have to do it to be successful.

What do you get out of it? Well, you get a fabulous book to read and inspire me to write more. So...hey! Order my book! On pre-order now! and releasing June 21! ON THE SUMMER SOLSTICE.

Help me make it to #1. Click the link!

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