This question got asked to me the other day. Was I a writer or rather a author now? I have given away my book with Kindle Direct Publishing and though they both together got close 500 downloads by kindle users I had only sold two copies each. What was that to say about my skills. Could I even call myself an author? How many book sales does it take?
GOD Life without Religion close to 200 downloads sold two copies.
Amber Light Memories close to 300 downloads sold just two copies.
Both are going through another free give away GOD Life without Religion this will be the last free promo for these ninety days. As for Amber Light Memories I am staggering the promos but saving some for the release of the second book in the series. That way I can help the other book get known and the word that the series is real. There are some authors who would promise a series but not finish. Just like the ones who never get past chapter one.
When it comes to an Indie writer without a publicist or a big publlisher pushing the book I think sales tend to go slower. I expect my books to sell. There have been those readers that have found me on facebook,twitter and or my blogs. The places where I have promoted my books. They have told me that they are working on reviews and that they liked my books. Is this true I do not really know but as they took the ime to contact me directly I would think so.
As my books reach the second week and first week since they were put up on Kindle Direct Publishing and Amazon I can expect the numbers to go up. Will I become a super star author , I would hope so but without a publisher with a big push in the market it is highly unlikely. It is clear that I will not be quitting my job anytime soon.
But this much is true. Since putting my books up not public domain books but something that came out of my head. Considering GOD Life without Religion is a sort of memoirs or life experience book and Amber Light Memories is a fantasy book starting of the series it can be said that I am an author and thanks to Amazon a published one.
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