Time Wasters and Tyre Kickers

I sold my first book on my website (A Novel Book) a few weeks ago. Yeah me!!! But I it took 5 very long days before the deal was finally done. It was a strange week. The first email came through saying she was having problems going through the checkout process. I sent an email … Read more

A Novel Book is now Online, marketing tips appreciated!

A Novel Book online bookstore

Well, finally after many stops & starts, A Novel Book is back up and running. I am much happier this time around – and the site is so much more user friendly than the last so hats off to the designers.

Now, what to do next?

I have started listing the books.

I have written my listings up. I have added synopsis. I have even added information about the authors I have a few books of. I’ve written up my Meta descriptions / keywords. Then I rewrote them. Then I did some more research, and rewrote them again.

Then I spent a bit of time googling some of my listings. A few came up on the first page or 2 which surprised me. The rest didn’t, which didn’t surprise me. I must’ve just fluked the few that come up high in the searches.

So I went back and tried to find out what I did differently to those listings.

NOTHING. They have ALL been entered the same way. Gee, this is harder than I thought. So I’ve left that alone for now. I have bigger issues.


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Desperately Seeking Synopsis

It has just occurred to me as I’m typing up my listings (still waiting, waiting, waiting for the website to be finalised) that I seem to spend most of my time searching the internet for book information, more accurately the synopsis. The new fiction books are easy. I usually go directly to fantastic fiction and … Read more

What To Do When The Power Is Off!

In Perth this week we have had the worst summer storm in nearly 40 years. Over 150,000 houses lost their power (and 5 days later, there are still many homes without power) and the city has been declared a Natural Disaster Zone. We, fortunately, did not lose our power for very long. But it occurred … Read more

The Big Book Cull

While I am having my new website redesigned I thought now might be time to have a clear out. Get rid of the books that have been sitting there for, well some of them may have been there for a few years – don’t judge me, I just got busy!

Will You Buy My Used Books?

This is not a strength of mine. I am not a haggler. I walk into a store and ALWAYS pay the price that is being asked. I am trying to change this particular trait – it is not beneficial to my business to pay full price for something I’m trying to on- sell. That’s the nature of our chosen job isn’t it? We want the best quality for the lowest price, and then want a discount on top of that because our margins are so tight.