I've been a published author now for over a few years, and I wondered if all authors get more traffic and sales through Amazon? I know as an author there are so many of us as indie authors we have to work harder to get noticed. It seems to me, that most people not only shop for items through Amazon, they buy there books as well. Amazon is where my sales come through almost 100%.
Do you do better with ebooks or paperbacks? How many people use only the KDP part? Some people like it and others don't. I don't because I do have them in Barnes and Nobles and Ibook, and other places like Smashwords.
Now I will say that when I first published, my sales were higher through Barnes and Nobles, but this last couple of years it has declined. Is it because more people use the kindle, the iphones? What are your thoughts as authors, and I would also like to hear from our readers.
I do have the iphone myself and I love it, but my ibooks sales are very low. How are your sales from people with ipads, iphones, or the mac computers? I thought personally that the iphone would bring in the big bucks because everyone loves the iphone, but I was mistaken.
I do self promote and push myself. I even changed my covers. I know part of my problem is how often I publish and this year my goal is to do at least three. I just thought I would throw this out there into the void and see what others have to say. Thanks for listening to my rant on sales, promoting. LOL. An author's frustrations.
Thursday, February 2, 2017
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Now, I'm in awe, humbled to the roots of my soul because I have fans who tell me how much they love me, and how much they love my books. When it happens it makes me catch my breath because I KNOW that feeling!!! I have those same emotions for my mentor, my authors whom I adore.
I wanted to send out my heart to you and want you all to know, I love you all. I cherish our friendships and love hearing from you. You make me want to write more
So this is a huge thank you for all your support and love. Keep in touch. When I have another book signing please come out and visit. It'll be great to meet you all in person. My next event in March 4th in Houma, LA
Love to you all.
Author Paula V. Hardin
I have a different genre coming out
I'm working on the cover as we speak, it'll be called, "A Daughter's Justice" It's a contemporary Suspense Romance with steampunk elements.
I'm now working another vampire romance for all my fang peeps.
Sunday, January 29, 2017
ARC Nola 2017 was a great success, I met alot of great authors this weekend and met alot of new readers. Check out my blog and see who was there.
Saturday was a great day, it began at eight a.m. with all the authors having breakfast and setting up their tables.
Author Evelyn Ledermann writes Paranormal Fantasy. When I met her Saturday she was really a very sweet lady.
Here is Author Diana Marie DuBois doing a selfie with me. She's amazing and I call her my friend. She also has a number of books out now.
At nine a.m. Speed dating. Not actual dating, but readers went from table to table and chatted with an author for four minutes then moved on to another author's table. I thought that was a marvelous idea so that all of the author's got a chance to pitch their books.
The picture on the left, Author Paula V. Hardin, and her editor Becky Highnote.
Author Rhea L. Wiggs was also there. She's such a sweet heart. Check out her books. She's really a nice lady. We sat across from each other and we're friends on Facebook.
You can find all of these authors on Facebook. Check them out. You won't be disappointed.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Greetings and salutations to my peeps, I just read this book which kept me at the edge of my seat and me turning the pages. This story is targeted towards YA, the age group of juveniles. Even though its a scary story. It's still a good story for young people. I personally don't enjoy horror, so if I can read it without throwing it across the room. Laughs, then we're doing good. This is about a young girl Max and her friend Quinn and they both are on their way home from school and it starting to rain. Max is afraid where as Quinn loves the rain and stomping in the puddles, but with Max with her she finds out that may not be a good idea when it's Autumn.. Bad things happen in the puddles when it rains in their town. Grab a copy today on Amazon for your child, or yourself.