02 décembre 2013

A new cover for the Sister Love - yeah, again!

Still not satisfied by the covers of the Sister Love books, and having witnessed that the one created with Amazon's Cover Creator had no impact whatsoever on the sales, I decided to boldly try again to create an attractive cover. I'll let you judge the end result. One thing is for sure, I'm exhausted! Graphic designer is a real job, and definitely not mine! I had created the original cover of Sister Love with no less than three softwares: quite simply Paint for the green spinning background, then Word to insert Wordart... [Lire la suite]
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16 novembre 2013

First payment from Amazon.fr!

I received a bank transfer of 11,41€ (some 16$) related to the first sales of the French version of my novel on Amazon.fr! Granted, it's not that much at all, but it's nonetheless something for an amateur author like me. Still no sale on Lulu and Kobo. To be continued!
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12 novembre 2013

A new November sale for "Mais Qui Est Donc Sister Love ?"

This brings the total of sales to an astounding 6 for the French version! With 64 free downloads, it means 70 people have the novel (versus 84 for the English  version including 2 paid for). Still just one feedback, but very positive. No sale yet through Lulu or Kobo. To be continued, folks!
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03 novembre 2013

Results of October for Sister Love

It wil be quick: one sale for the French version on Amazon.fr, and that's all folks... Following the ending of the exclusive period on KDP Select (which brought nothing special, since no one borrowed the book and no feedback from the free downloads), I put the books in Epub format on Kobo.com and Lulu.com since the beginning of the month. As of now, no referencing on fnac.com, I sent an email to the ebooks department to know if there was another procedure to follow than... [Lire la suite]
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12 octobre 2013

The "Sister Love" published on Kobo and Lulu!

Here we are, I put the two "Sister Love" novels on sale in other websites in Epub format: - On Kobo.com, with the old covers, since it seems I can't use the one created on Amazon elsewhere. For now I haven't seen the ebook on the FNAC website. Perhaps it will be the case later on. - On Lulu.com, which is a platform to Itunes and Barnes & Noble, for the English version. The site converts directly the Word file in Epub, and this time it spotted the chapters without a problem, when with the Calibre... [Lire la suite]
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10 octobre 2013

A new sale for the French version of Sister Love!

Many thanks to the (I hope) happy purchaser of “Mais Qui Est Donc Sister Love?” yesterday, that's always as pleasure and I hope that you will appreciate the novel. That's 5 sales in all (+64 in free promotion) since I put the novels online in July, and 2 sales (+82 in free promotion) for the English version. Sure, it is very far from record sales, but I hope that a word of mouth will be able to settle during the months to come. If that adventure is to eventually succeed, it will be in... [Lire la suite]
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30 septembre 2013

A subtitle for both "Sister Love"!

I saw on Amazon's Cover Creator the possibility of inserting a subtitle. I could have used my heroine's catchphrase: "Accept my love" but it would have misled the reader who would expect a romance novel. There is a romance component in the novels but it's not the genre I would put them into. I chose a sentence by Carl Jenkins : "The "supers" are back!". It indicates in a better way the kind of story it is, which is important since there is no "superhero novel" category on Amazon.fr ! For now the cover change had no... [Lire la suite]
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22 septembre 2013

A sale for each version of Sister Love

Back in business? This 22nd of September, one sale for each version of "Sister Love" on Amazon.fr. It was about time, almost a month without any sale whatsoever! It makes the ranking go up (very) temporarily: Mais Qui Est Donc Sister Love ? : #3369 in ebook Kindle, #87 in Boutique Kindle > Ebooks Kindle > SF, Fantasy et Terreur > Science-Fiction Who Is Sister Love? : #3361 in ebook Kindle, #58 in Boutique Kindle > Ebooks Kindle > Ebooks en langues étrangères > Ebooks en anglais > Science... [Lire la suite]
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20 septembre 2013

New covers for Sister Love!

OK, I decided to put aside my already not so big ego to change both covers of the "Sister Love" books with Amazon's Cover Creator. It's true that the final image is probably more professionnal than what I was able to achieve (using no less than three softwares!). We'll see if that has any impact on sales that have a hard time taking of. Here is the new cover: To be continued!
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18 septembre 2013

First review. And it's positive!

Translated by me from French: “It’s been a long time since I was looking for a novel of this kind, and finally here it is. What more can I say? Even if this novel feels too short (and yes I would have liked more of it), it offers an offbeat spirit full of subtlety. The well composed story is catchy and the author knows how to captivate his reader. I’m not that fan of ebooks though, I would have preferred a version on paper but that enabled me to discover a new promising author. So Mr Ray, where is the next one…” Le Moal Erwan ... [Lire la suite]
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