If anyone had told me in January that I would have had over 2000 downloads of Vantastic France on Amazon Kindle in 3 months, I would have said they were crazy.
Now you did notice that I didn’t title this post sales, or that would have been misleading because I have been participating in the KDP select programme, which allows you 5 days to promote your book for free and obviously these are not real sales. However after my last promotions, paid sales are over 10 a day again. If I can keep the momentum up that will result in a few nice pay cheques throughout the year.
To be honest when I started out on this journey the last thing that I thought I would do would be to make a fair amount of money with just one title, not enough money to live on of course but I could see that with a few more titles under my belt that it could give me enough income to mainly concentrate on my writing.
Before you think I am getting carried away I cannot see this happening for a few years yet, but you really do need goals in life and as I will be knocking on 60’s door in 3 years time, it is not a bad goal and fortunately I also have another successful business to sell.
The dilemma at the moment for me is time management, something I have never really been great at. I either go 100% for one project, whilst paying little attention to others just as important. So I need to set time for writing, time for promotion and time for my other businesses. However, nothing comes without hard work and effort, but even that is not enough without working cleverly within the time allowed.
It is the little seeds that we have to keep sowing that gives us results, so that we can harvest the crop. So this is another little seed that I have sown today, which will keep the momentum going for this blog.
In conclusion can I say a big thank you to all of you that have downloaded Vantastic France, or have purchased the paperback. Those of you who have given me some great reviews, plus all the people that have encouraged me and helped with the promotion.
2000 downloads is a massive milestone in 3 months and I could not have done it without the help of all you very wonderful supportive people.