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Sep 12, 2016 6:16 AM

Simplest way to get more sales

I have found this simple method works very well:

1. WRITE A STORY IN A SERIES OF VOLUMES

2. PUT CHAPTER ONE FREE IN THE BACK OF THE PREVIOUS PAPERBACK IN THE SERIES

 

Has anybody else tried this, or have any other simple ideas?

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1. Sep 12, 2016 8:06 AM in response to: lazlo
Re: Simplest way to get more sales

Thanks! Never tried it, but it sounds like a great idea.

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2. Sep 12, 2016 8:15 AM in response to: lazlo
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This has been done by many authors, with varying degrees of success, for decades. I think that Elmore Leonard did it best with his worldwide bestsellers, but he stopped doing it because it had little effect on his overall sales.

 

Obviously it depends on the author. If he or she has great talent, it can work. If not, it fails.

 

There's very little magic in this business. There is a lot of hard work.

 

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4. Oct 4, 2016 12:06 AM in response to: lazlo
Re: Simplest way to get more sales

Wow! This one sounds great

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5. Oct 4, 2016 1:52 AM in response to: lazlo
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Wouldn't work for me as I don't know what I'm going to write next.

Sometimes that even applied to works in progress!!!!

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6. Oct 14, 2016 1:29 PM in response to: lazlo
Re: Simplest way to get more sales

I've found the easiest way to make a sale is to hold a 9mm to someone's head. Unfortunately, it can only be done once before the cops are surrounding you with their guns drawn...

 

Seal

 

Hey, gang. I'm joking, Okay?

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7. Oct 14, 2016 1:42 PM in response to: lazlo
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lazlo wrote:

 

I was on holiday in Spain when I bought one of the only English language books I could find - about Alexander the Great. It was kind of docufiction.

Alexander was vastly overrated by historians. Among his peers he was known as Alexander the Not-Too-Shabby.

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8. Oct 14, 2016 1:48 PM in response to: Lorem_Ipsum
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I suppose that's better then being known as Alexander the Local Camel Salesman...

 

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9. Oct 14, 2016 2:02 PM in response to: Lorem_Ipsum
Re: Simplest way to get more sales

He and his warriors did leave a lot of blonde, blue-eyed children in their wake in Afghanistan. One of them is a main character in my new book, due out in about a week and a half, called, oddly enough, Alexander the Local Camel Salesman. (Just joking)

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