Week after next Maureen is away so I am left to my own devices and need to find ways to fill my week !
I am planning to read a document I have downloaded from Amazon Publishing. Let me share some words from the introduction........
Whether your goal is to sell a million copies or just to get your words to connect with the right people who will appreciate your work, you need to plan............
...............Marketing your ebook online can be a tough sell. The reality is that
If I follow the advice and make things work WE can sell ONE MILLION COPIES of an e-book !
More than two years ago I started work on THE FANTASIES OF A GERIATRIC DJ. It has been set aside for a year but now I am working on it again. I was planning to publish it by Easter but I am going to easily have it all done and dusted by the end of the month. I am not convinced it is one of my better works but let's see.
Still in the very early stages is the next book I plan to work on THE LOTTERY OF EVIL. Now this I think will be a powerful story.
I am not sure when this will hit Amazon. Originally I thought it may take me a year but now I am thinking perhaps August.
Both I would like to price at 99p with royalties at 75%. So if a book sold one million copies we would have £740,000 to spend.
Yesterday we did not have any e-book sales, the day before we had two. It will not take a lot of brain effort to decide how the £10 we have made since we started marketing the books
Perhaps a little debate may help me through the Amazon document and encourage YOU to keep kicking my backside to make it work.
Let's take TEN rough-sleeping friends we have come to know through Dreamsai and put them into long-term rented accommodation. Let's furnish that accommodation and fund all of the services - electricity, gas, water, council tax tv licence and so on. That is likely to come to around £30,000 per person for 2 years - two years until we have our next one million selling book. TOTAL: £300,000.
Some will have a drug or alcohol addiction. To put someone through rehab costs £7k, while all ten will not need this help let's budget £70,000. So we have spent £370,000.
Let's appoint two full-time support workers for our friends and pay them £35k a year for salary and expences. £140,000 for two years. We are now up to spending £510,000. Plenty of money left.
Let's set up a business to employ our 10 friends and give them a wage. Let's assume the business loses money - every week. £220k across the two years. That means wespend in two years £730,000 leaving £10,000 spare.
As well as being The King Of Rock and Roll Elvis Presley was a philosopher. He said that an AMBITION is just a DREAM fitted with a V8 engine. The Geriatric DJ has added to that REALITY is just an AMBITION fitted with a turbocharger.
DREAM - AMBITION - REALITY
Elvis Presley has a major part in my book. One line he says in the book is:
"I am nothing special, my legs end up in an arse just the same as yours do. Anything I can do you can do."
Do you recognise this man ?
He is the founder and chairman of Iceland Supermarkets. His life motto is - EXCUSE ME I AM GOING TO SWEAR NOW - Just Fucking Do It ! JFDI.
Dream - Ambition - Reality ? J F D I !
Let's give Elvis the last word with a scene from The fantasies Of A Geriatric DJ.......