The Shakes

MISCONCEIVE is free on Amazon.  Here’s the link:  http://www.amazon.com/Misconceive-Barbara-Meyers-ebook/dp/B00MKCJPQQ/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1415105468&sr=8-5&keywords=barbara+meyers

Barbs_Book_FrontNo, I didn’t shorten the link because it’s too much trouble.  Deal with it.  If you’ve got a Kindle, and you like traditional women’s fiction/romantic fiction without any graphic love scenes, well, you might like MISCONCEIVE.  Or you might think it’s the dumbest thing you’ve ever read.  I’ve read some pretty dumb books of late so I don’t see how that’s possible, but everyone’s got an opinion.  And you wonder why I’ve got the shakes.  Because offering a book for free on Amazon or anywhere else for that matter is an invitation for reviews.  What if everybody hates it?  What if all the reviews are one star?  Is that better than nobody reading it and nobody reviewing it.  What if it’s ignored altogether even though it’s free?  I can’t even give it away!  Arghhh.

This is what goes through an author’s brain.  There’s a love/hate relationship with a writing career.  You’re always second-guessing yourself, always sure you’ve done something stupid, catastrophic, career-ruining.  If you do something right or noteworthy you’re always shocked.  Of course, that could just be me.

When you start at the bottom, and I’ve been at the bottom for years, you’ve got nowhere to go but up.  You’ve got nothing to lose.  You can’t “ruin” anything.  You can give a book away because no one’s buying it or any of the others anyway.  Why?

Marketing of course.  All bookselling is marketing.  I think all of everything is marketing.  If you suck at marketing (hello!) your books don’t sell.  You won’t stand out in the crowd in a place like Amazon and doesn’t everyone go to Amazon first to look for books?

All my books are there, like the proverbial needles in the haystacks. (They’re on B & N, Samhain, Kobo, and a bunch of other bookselling sites, too.)  They feature regular human beings.  No angels.  No demons.  No shapeshifters, werewolves or vampires.  Possibly, that’s where I went wrong.  Sigh.

#Amazon #free books #Misconceive

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