I do not know why I did not think of this before.
Avid followers of this blog will have noticed the rapid deterioration of my circumstance. So desperate was the situation, I became homeless a few weeks ago. This did not mean I had nowhere to live, but I had no home and live at the convenience of those that house me. Still there is no point harping on about a dead past. Two solitary bloggers cared enough to do something about it then and no one cares about it now. This is what happens to homeless people, if anyone did not know.
Aided by a new made friend in America, I took a different path. Americans think differently to Australians and I am glad I am as open to taking advice as giving it. “Put it on Amazon or some other book seller,” was the catch cry. I thought about it, hummed and hawed, looked at the fine print and, then, in that moment of truth, I realised, what have I to lose?
So, kindly supported by new American friend, I put the book up with an online merchandiser. Miraculously, it has also expanded in size to approximately 100 pages of content.
A really weird thing happened. In two days of uptime, I have sold more copies of the book than the “all time” sales figures prior to the launch. My American friend did not only recommend an online bookseller. He also thought the title was negative and not reflective of the content. Indeed, he went so far to say that the title was more likely to detract than attract a readership.
Not sure whether that was true, book sales had been a shadow of expectations, considering the volumes of individuals that had claimed they were eagerly awaiting the book. Therefore, once again, what was there to lose from heading this advice? Book sales could only improve. So, after much soul searching, I changed the title to “The Beauty of Existence Decoded” and removed the original header. It is still part of the “Dimensions, Deceptions & Demons” series, but readers should be clear the book focuses on the light. As everything is light or nothing, that is not hard to do!
I may be releasing another post that gives an excerpt from the book. Though the Preface has illustrated my writing style well, it has done more to confuse the book’s potential readership, according to my American friend.
“[The Preface is] just too anti-materialism, only harping on the negative. Your book is mostly positive and undeniably uplifting – an immensely deep, profound read”
So, enough said, here is the Book Tango store link. It can be found on other major e-retailer in due course. The PayPal option supports me better (readers will experience slightly improved graphics), but I understand, now, not everybody likes that.