Newsletter and Mailing Lists

I have noticed a change in the Amazon algorithm lately. The last few years I haven’t needed to market because I put all of my published works on Amazon and Kindle Unlimited exclusively. Then this month became interesting. My kindle unlimited reads and my digital sales were non-existent.  When I talked to other independent authors, they were having the same outcome.

Also when I looked for my favorite writers, they weren’t being recommended anymore by Amazon. Writers that I haven’t read in ages were being pushed at me. I had to search for my writers to get their books. So I suspect someone has been diddling with their algorithm again.

Again marketing is not one of my strengths. However, I will have to put a little time and energy into that side of the business. In the changing world of publishing it is hard to know what works. I’ve used ads and received no hits at all. I’ve talked to others who get good results from ads.

So I decided to do a more personal approach–an email newsletter. I know that works on me. I get a newsletter about every month or two from JR Rain. I’ve been reading his books since 2010. His newsletters point me to his newest books.

If you’d like to get my newsletter, then sign up. I will be putting in my newest published works and any freebies that I have for the month.

If this works well, I may also put in a link to the books I am reading too.

“Thanks for all the fish.” Douglas Adams

Perchance to Dream – first draft done

DSC00632I finally finished the first draft of Perchance to Dream. Once I have gone through and tightened it a little plus some editing I will be looking for a beta reader or two.

Anyone who would like to read this book as a beta reader, please contact me at cynbagley@hotmail.com . I will be going through this draft during the next two weeks.

Plus I will be taking down the excerpts on this blog in the next week or so.

Thank you so much for reading. I apologize for not being able to finish this book in a timely manner due to illness. (It is my go to excuse because I am always sick). 😉

Thanks for the encouragement.