I hope you’ve enjoyed both Healing Love and Lord’s Love by now. I’m getting asked by people around here when the next book is coming out. I’m working hard on it now and hope to be able to release it in early Dec. That means it is needs to go to the editor by Nov. 3.
As a new and self published author who lives near enough to the edge of the world that you can hear the water falling, it’s difficult to get people to read your books. I haven’t done marketing since I’m focused on writing. Large chain bookstores will offer the books online but not in brick and mortar stores. Even the Christian chain stores only take books from traditional publishers.
The dilemma faced by myself and other new and/or self published authors is exposure. The best way to get exposure is by those who read the books to write a review.
I purchase a lot of things online. It comes from: 1. Being an hour away from a mall. (Refer to the above reference to the edge of the world.) 2. Not liking to go shopping. 3. Spending my time writing or doing something else I like or need to do rather than an hour each way and hunting through stores still not finding what I want. 4. Being lazy and liking to shop in my nightgown in my sunroom.
When I find something I’m interested in I read the reviews. I’m pretty sure you do also. I don’t want to have to ship something back because I didn’t have an idea about what it was like and what others thought about it.
So I come to the point of this whole post. If you enjoy my books, I humbly ask that you take a few moments to go to Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, etc. and leave a review. It will be
It doesn’t have to be long and involved. Simply saying you enjoyed the book and hope the author writes more. This will be very much appreciated by any self published or new author.
I thank you in advance if you choose to.
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Sophie Dawson has made up stories in her head all her life. It wasn’t until 2011 that she began writing typing them out.
Her first books were all historical fiction romance. They’ve won multiple awards and garnered rave reviews. Now, Sophie is branching out into contemporary romance though she plans to continue writing historical and hopes to add more books in her popular Cottonwood and Stones Creek series.
Sophie lives with her husband and cat on a farm in western Illinois. She’s an avid seamstress and was a professional quilter for a number of years before the writing bug bit. She’s just thankful it’s not fatal.