I’m almost 400 pages in to the first draft in my newest book. The first book in a brand-new series, in fact. I’m still going back-and-forth on the title, but my plan is to finish the draft this month, then spend the next couple of months editing the heck out of it.
I’ve also played around with the price of the first books in the Runic series and the Fate of Legends series. They were originally at $2.99, and I’d discounted them for a few months at $0.99 each as a way to get people into the series.
The price makes a pretty substantial difference.
2-3 times as many people pick up the books when they’re at 99 cents…and more people pick up the subsequent books in the series as a result. As a result, for marketing purposes, it appears that a lower price for the first books is a more effective draw.
I’ve been using Facebook ads, and have found they result in a spike of sales initially, but after a few days, the effect seems to peter out. Not sure why this is, but if I stop the ads for a while, then activate them again, I get the same result.
I have the urge to spend more time learning the ins and outs of marketing, but for now I want to focus most of my (limited) free time on writing more books!
As usual, I’ll keep everyone updated on my writing progress on my home page.