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First Sale on the new marketing technique!

In trying to promote sales for my book series I've offered the first book in the series as a TOTALLY FREE DOWNLOAD for a limited time only. I hoped if they liked the first book they'd be willing to buy the next one. Well i got 6 more download reviews and my first sale within 8 hours of doing it this way. Now I know one sale really doesn't mean anything but I see it as a positive start to say the least. At the same time I'm blogging to everyone everywhere about it being a free download to…

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Added by W.J. O'Neil on September 1, 2012 at 8:49pm — No Comments

Profit vs Popularity vs Promotion

Recently a discussion came about concerning what was most important to authors. Is it creating a highly profitable sales base? Or is it to become so well known you become a daily household name? Or is it simply to see your works so well promoted in a cost efficient manner that everyone has the opportunity to enjoy your work?  For me personally its become more of a promotional thing. All my books are currently sold through my website at basically the cost of printing, shipping to me, and…

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Added by W.J. O'Neil on November 11, 2011 at 3:42pm — No Comments

Baby Steps!

Hi everyone. My full name is William O'Neil but I go by W.J. O'Neil more often than not. I'm a father to 5 and a grandfather to 9 (with yet another on the way!) I've been making up and telling stories to my kids for about 20 years now. About 5 yrs ago my wife (Mary) & the kids coaxed me (more like hounded) into putting one of them into print. In order to keep the kids out of a swampy area by the house I told them about what was in it. I've spent the last few years writing "Reeshard and The… Continue

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Added by W.J. O'Neil on October 3, 2011 at 3:07am — No Comments

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