Universal Dilemma for Today’s Authors

Did you know that 80% of all books that are published each year sell LESS than 99 copies!  I’m very thankful to my followers not to be in that category.  Thank you, thank you, thank you! 

I’ve been going to a wonderful Writer’s Workshop every Tuesday, and the question is always the same, What are you doing to sell your book?  We had a new person join us today and that was the first question he asked.  Everyone in the room burst out laughing…because they all have the same question. 

To sell books today, the author has to be a social media expert/business person.  Think about it, it takes 1 – 2 years of solitary work to write a book.  Hard work.  Mind numbing work.  But that’s the EASY part!  Now you have to figure out a way to let people know about it and have them actually reach into their pocket and spend money to read it.  It’s not easy selling books, even with many books on Kindle selling at $1.99 – $5.99.

Why do it?  That’s easy for me to answer.  I’m sure every author would have a different explanation, but for me, its really fun to come up with a few ideas and then turn them into little worlds.  Worlds complete with people, places, problems, and MYSTERIES!

For anyone reading this post, I just want you to know, the support you show for the authors in your life is very much appreciated.  Thank you all again!

About Hurricane River Publishing

I write mystery novels. The Butterfly Conspiracy and The Peacock Prophecy, feature Stepehn Moorehouse, his Uncle Phillip Kahle, and Stephen's romantic interest, Jeanette St. Jacques. The Maze At Four Chimneys features John Barrington and his family. The Black Orchid Mystery features a detective named Archie Archibald. This book takes place in Vero Beach, Florida but has ties to John Barrington from The Maze book. My latest book, Menagerie of Broken Dreams, brings back Stephen Moorhouse and his uncle Philip, as they travel to central Florida to make a movie. Things don't go as planned when they meet Doctor Merryweather and his run down roadside attraction the Menagerie.
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