I am just overwhelmed with the number of my books that have been downloaded since early Friday morning. As of this writing, it's hovering around the 2,000-mark for both books, with my adult mystery bringing in the most interest from readers. I know other people have had *way* more downloads than that when they had free weekends, but this is giving me a great picture of where my current books fit into the market and where I need focus future promotions, as well as future genres I may be writing in. As an author, I will always only write what I want to, but at the same time, if more romance in a book is what more people want to read, then I'll dig into my jar of magic writing dust and find more kisses.<3 br="br" nbsp="nbsp">*inserting heart emoticons here, except Blogger won't do that like Facebook does now*3>
So. My books, STOLEN SPRING and THE MISFORTUNE OF THE EMERALD THIEF, are still free and will be free for download from Amazon until midnight, Sunday night, West Coast time. I think. I am fuzzy on the time, because I know for a fact they did not drop to $0 at midnight Thursday night for Friday's sale day, because I stayed up to watch it happen. LOL
But Amazon is on West Coast time, so midnight should be the magical hour when all of the $0 price tags disappear. I have links to my novels from this blog, or you can visit my poor, lonely website at www.CynthiaLMoyer.com (the poor thing -- I love it death and think it's gorgeous, but it's not linked in with anything, so most of my traffic is here on this blog. hmmmm......)
My friend, Denise Grover Swank, wrote three excellent guest posts on writing a business plan on THE WRITER'S GUIDE TO E-PUBLISHING blog. You can read Denise's explanation and see examples from her own business plan at the following links:
It's so clear and understandable, that I've decided to get this part of my business done as well. I have put together a Brain Book where I can keep all kinds of handwritten notes and reports and future ideas, and I have cleaned up the files on my computer so it's easier to find everything whether I'm coming from Photoshop or trying to post something on my Author Facebook Page (you can find that HERE), and I have even set up a Zazzle store and will continue to put things in there, items related to my writing, but also photography and anything else I think is cool, because I think a lot of things are cool. Doctor Who is cool. Loki is cool. I love the paisley pattern and nature. Nature is cool. I have some really cool photos piling up from all over the Pacific Northwest and China, and I can totally see them on mousepads, t-shirts, mugs.Totally fun.
As my Free Book Weekend grinds to a halt tomorrow, I will back in the writing saddle again, because the only way to sell books is to get them finished and up in my Amazon store. But, diving back into my manuscript will be very easy, because I have a really awesome writing coach who keeps me in line: