The Mid-NaNo Report

We're halfway through the month, and so I should be halfway through the 50k. Friend, I am not. I currently have 11,349 words, which means I am 15,323 words behind where I should be. The NaNo website informs me that I would need to write 2577 words per day to finish on time. That's not … Continue reading The Mid-NaNo Report

A Public Declaration

Some valuable lessons and words of wisdom here.

And if you like fantasy and haven’t already purchased Mr Stay’s very fine novel, The End of Magic, might I suggest that you do so posthaste. It really is an absolutely cracking read!

Mark Stay Writes

We had a pivotal episode of the Bestseller Experiment podcast this week. We finally revealed if we made our target of ten thousand copies sold of Back To Reality by the end of Glastonbury weekend. You can listen here…

EP208: Glastonbury Or Bust – Did We Make It?

It’s not much of a spoiler to say that we didn’t make it. However, if failure is a teacher then we learned an awful lot. Here were the big lessons for me…

  • Write a series – It’s much more difficult to sell a standalone book using advertising tools (Amazon Merchandising Services, Facebook Ads, Bookbub, Publisher Rocket) that are best designed to sell more than one product. So guess what I’m writing next…?
  • Not being able to use AMS in the UK hurt our chances of success. Yes, I know some authors have managed to use loopholes to run ads in the UK…

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