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Some of you read my whiny post the other day. I was at the point of giving up because my book sales were so bad right now. My .99 sale in February didn’t do squat. I felt like I was wasting my time. But then, other authors, through my blog and private email, let me know that I was actually doing much better than they were. Which made me feel kind of like a jerk for complaining. It was my early success that made me get so discouraged later. I thought the momentum would keep up, and it didn’t. But I’ve decided to keep writing and see where it goes. $100 a month is still income, right? I just hope it doesn’t go below that. But if it does, I need to keep producing new books for people to buy. Anyway, because of the time of discouragement, I didn’t write all week. And then, Saturday, I buckled down and wrote 1268 words. Not too bad.

I participated in Read an Ebook Week last week on Smashwords. I put all my .99 books on sale as free and all my other books at half price. There was a coupon code on each book page. I had about 300 downloads of my free books. and I actually had three sales of the half-priced ones. I know three sales isn’t much, but I rarely sell books at Smashwords. My sales through Smashwords come from their retail partners, Apple, Sony, Kobo, etc., the most sales coming from Sony. So three sales directly through Smashwords is good. And maybe, just maybe, some of the people who downloaded free books will try a paid book later. Who knows? It certainly didn’t cost me a thing.

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Check out Read an Ebook Week over at Smashwords. I know I whined about my .99 experiment not working, but I do participate in Ebook Week. I had forgotten about it and only got the email from Smashwords on Sunday. All of my .99 books are free this week. My other books are half price. I’ve had quite a few downloads on the free ones already. Funny how no one has bought any of the half priced ones. LOL

Anyway, here is my Smashwords page in case anyone is interested in getting some free books this week. 🙂
Lauralynn Elliott

You can see the coupon code for each book in the upper right area of each book page. For the half-priced ones the code is REW50 and for the free ones it’s RW100.

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