Writing is like tending a garden. At least, that’s the way it’s referenced by author Joe Konrath. You have to pull the weeds, water and fertilize, which means constantly updating your website or blog, gathering new followers. Promoting your book, of course, is an important piece and Joe provides lots of helpful tips on getting your project seen.
Your ebooks function much like a garden.
One rare occassions, a plant will thrive with little help from you.
Others may whither and die no matter how much help you give them.
But the majority need to be constantly tended. Planted, watered, fertilized, weeded, pruned, mulched, replanted, harvested. In other words, lots of work.
Ebooks aren’t a Mr. Popeill invention where you can set it and forget it. Quite the opposite. You need to pay attention, and keep active, or your garden won’t thrive.
Everyone experiences slow downs in sales. It’s inevitable, and it seems to be cyclical, but not in any sort of way I’ve been able to prodect. Sales seem to rise and fall for reasons unknown.
But if you’re doing what you can to make your books discoverable, you have a better shot at sales than those authors who self-publish then self-ignore. READ MORE HERE