2022 has been a year of learning for me. From selling books way more regularly to hitting big-time milestones on Twitter. I’m a big believer in passing on the stuff I have learned and so here are my Top guides of 2022…
From the book basics, the everyday stuff to even selling related solutions, this guide lays out how to sell books on social media.
Twitter is the engine room of my online presence and book selling. The concept of treating it like a bar has helped me find thousands of followers. This bar analogy guide lays it all out…
Continuing with the Twitter theme and introducing my best guide based content about the platform is my Twitter Coaching Sessions. These Patreon exclusive audio sessions which are now nearly 20 episodes strong lay out in detail my Twitter experiences.
BookBub has been a hot button topic for me in recent years. Especially after my second featured deal resulted in 10,000+ book downloads in a single day. Somehow this year I managed to secure a deal for my debut novel Open Evening which paved the way for my wider Order of the Following Series to find more success than it has ever had!
As an indie author, I am always conscious of trying my best to get more reviews for my works. Most of us who are published will know the struggle we face with finding them so here are 5 ways to get more…
Thanks for reading! You can find a lot more guides via the resources section.
Check out my Patreon for the exclusive stuff!
Happy Spooktober! In celebration of the season I have put together a special narration of my short powerful paranormal romance The Ghost Beside Me.
You can listen to the introduction here for free but there’s more…
If you sign up to become either a Rock Star or Royal Rockstar you’ll be able to access a longer version while also being entered into a draw to win a signed paperback version of the book. This is all part of my Spooky Season Sign-Up Special which runs until Halloween.
Time for a special promotion to celebrate the month of October!
Seeing as I’m supposed to be a horror author and I generally enjoy the season of spookiness I have decided to run a promotion to celebrate.
If you sign up to either of my Patreon tiers this month, I’ll send you a free digital copy of my spooky paranormal romance The Ghost Beside Me.
All existing Patrons and those who do sign up to either tier will then all be entered into a draw to receive a signed paperback copy that I’ll happily mail to you wherever you are in the world and if you can provide me with a mailing address.
Happy Spooky Season!
Welcome to a reflective anniversary post celebrating my first year on Patreon. In that time I have churned out a bunch of fiction and guides mainly aimed at helping fellow creatives get better results on Twitter. In my many audio coaching sessions, I often refer to the 5 elements of Tweeting success and so here they are, in detail and this post is free for all so everyone can get a taste of what type of content you can access for just a few dollars a month.
Grab your multi pass and if you get that late 90’s sci-fi reference you have my appreciation but either way follow my words.
So during my many years of tweeting into the void, I have found that void eventually answered back when my tweets aimed to do one, or several of these 5 things:
As long as you aim to inspire, inform, entertain, give value or incentive then you will eventually see good results. So what do I mean by each?
All the usual festivities of a book release are coming. Book 8 ‘Darke Apocalypse’ is about a month and half away from release and it will be a relief to get this one over the line.
Way back in 2020 I committed to releasing this book next and so that time and work is about to culminate. Social media promotion is a grind but I am ready and now we are in August I’ve got no choice but to ramp up my presence because all of the sales, follows, reviews, interactions and success is built upon presence. When someone does ask me how I get daily book sales I simply tell them it is based on presence but of course a lot of other factors have to align also.
August also marks the anniversary of starting Patreon which has now become quite a success. 10 kind Patrons have signed up and the content is growing – to those who support me there, thank you. I plan on releasing much more soon so for that and my 8th book, I’ll say what I always say, watch this space!
The social media grind can be just that, a grind. Any type of momentum and sales conversion pretty much disappears the minute you stop. Whilst it was great to recharge and take a step back in the past few weeks, my sales and Twitter engagement has suffered. Getting it back to pre-break numbers has proven to be quite a challenge and has also reminded me how hard it can be no matter the follow count.
Those who know me will know I do not give up and I will do anything within reason to succeed on this path, that’s what has gotten me here and that is why I will always improve from where I stand because I just don’t give in.
Good, bad, indifferent – they are the variables but the constant is me and my resilience.
Passing on my knowledge is starting to bring in results and just yesterday a Patron from my Twitter coaching celebrated a big win driven by something they learned from my resources. My next step is to find more who can vouch for these resources because just advertising them on Twitter is killing my numbers. The algorithms can be difficult sometimes.
Those who do want to get better at social media can check out my resources section.
Thank you to those who signed up to my Patreon over the weekend! For all my social media posting and effort I wasn’t sure if anyone knew about my latest venture of Twitter coaching. Social media can be hard sometimes, especially when you want to yell from the high hills about something but the algorithms and platforms tend to work in mysterious ways.
I am recording again today – another coaching session which will drop this week and will be exclusive to Patrons. Of course those who do sign up will receive regular shout outs on Twitter as well as access to a growing catalogue of exclusive content. Having something to offer regularly is the key to success on social media and whilst it can be difficult to be heard, those who do keep going will find ways to be heard. I am proof of that and even though my numbers aren’t huge, they are enough for me.
This month is the anniversary of Consistent Creative Content and soon you can expect some cool promotional things.
Have a great week!
I’ve been reading and reviewing indie books again so its time to take a look at some recent titles that I thought were awesome…
‘Powerless’ by Vicky Ball
A well-written twisting thriller with darker themes…
‘Lazy Creativity: The Art of Owning Your Creativity’ by Kyle Bernier
A detailed, modern and refreshing take on creativity that covers so many applications for success!
‘An English Teacher in Mexico: Memories of a Midlife Career Change’ by Irene Pylypec
A fun and insightful well-written account of adventure and culture…
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Those who do join my Patreon will get regular shout-outs on my Twitter for you and your work in front of my near 30,000 followers. Plus you’ll get exclusive access to my growing series of Twitter Coaching Sessions, future guides and fiction.
‘The Tolworth Beacon’ by Huw Langridge
Intriguing British mystery with tension, atmosphere and code-breaking vibes…
‘Recovering Alice’ by Catherine Morrison
A gripping uplifting tale of romance and relapse…
And so that wraps up another edition of Awesome Recommended Indie Reads! Thanks for stopping by!
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