"I know it's been awhile since this discussion was active, but it was partially responsible for me choosing to do a five day giveaway at the end of February, beginning of March. Today I realized I hadn't promoted my novel on twitter…"
"Hi Leanne, I would recommend finding an editor who has worked within the publishing system. It just seems like they are more likely to know what kind of books would sell.
I worked with an editor who I felt had a good feel for…"
"Tracey, Interesting book trailer. How did you decide to feature an interview with yourself rather than focusing only on the book? I think I would never be satisfied with a trailer that showed me. I'd keep tinkering and tinkering. Here's my…"
"I agree with what you've said and I suppose the 1 and 2 star ratings I have had have been balanced by people who have loved it. There would have to be a lot of 1 and 2 stars and no 4 or 5 stars for it to bring your rating down considerably, I…"
"Ruth, I agree with Petrea. I mean, I know of no author who gets all 5 stars. Even a very good book is going to get occasionally different ratings because some people aren't interested in the topic or don't like a certain character... it…"
"Your book looks fun, Petrea - I just checked it out.
I have till mid April to make a decsion about KDP select. The bad reviews do bother me because many of the promo sites will only take books with good rankings. Mine currently has a very…"
"A little of both, Ruth. My book hasn't been online for very long, and I wanted to give a few Nook owners a chance to get it (they asked). I will do KDP select at some point soon. I can always do it more than once, so although I'm making…"
"Hi, have got your book on my kindle Kelly - and like you, have a long TBR list but will get there. I take all your points on board. I'm curious to know Petrea why you haven't tried KDP select yet? Any reason? Or are you waiting until…"
"Ruth, I guess if the free downloads trials were reversed you would consider them successes, but since the more successful one came first, the second one pales by comparison. Interesting observations about the book reviews too. I got my first 3-star…"
Paulita, Belated welcome to the novelist group. If you haven’t done so already, you might introduce yourself by telling us what you’re working on in the “Show Me Your Novel and I’ll Show You Mine” discussion.
We do a live chat at 1 EST on the first Wednesdays of each month, with instructions on how to participate in the "Our Water Cooler" box near the top of the group page. And we save the wall for discussion, but welcome links to helpful blog posts on the “Links to Helpful Blog Posts for Writers” discussion thread and to published books in the “Our Published Novels” one.
I hope you’ll enjoy the group.
Meg Waite Clayton Novelist Group Moderator Author of The Wednesday Sisters (a nationally bestselling writing group novel) and the forthcoming The Wednesday Daughters (Random House/Ballantine)
"Hi and let me be one of the first to welcome you to Shewrites. This is a terrific site, tons of resources and innovative info. As my own bonus, you have access to my teaching site and free teachings on memoir. Just click here…"
"Catherine, Just waving hello. If you’re looking for places to connect here, we’d love to have you join us in the Novelists (Struggling or Not) group.
Hope you enjoy it here, and best of luck with your writing.
Warmly, Meg Waite Clayton…"