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Targeted word count. 2 years 4 months ago #55165

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I found queries and agents a complete waste of time. Even if they bothered to write back, it was to tell me they weren't interested.

I'm entirely* indie published. Eleven titles at this point, distributed through Createspace and Amazon's Kindle.

I get a few sales of my nonfiction, say 10 to 20, every month. It admittedly is a niche market. Um, a micro-market. ;)

My stand alone novel rarely sells. I've tried changing the title and cover, but it hasn't helped.

The series was imitating crickets until I published the fifth installment. That month was great - for me, anyway - but this month is slower. Not as slow as before, but slower. Definitely not quit-your-day-job sales.

But I don't advertise or actively promote, although I do have a devoted website for my fiction. My plan is to finish the whole series before trying to market, which I HATE. And I know a lot of readers won't touch a series until it's finished, or at least has a few novels in it.

* I did publish my first nonfiction title through a small press, but sales and income were abysmal. I reclaimed my rights, created a second edition, and indie published it. I've made far more money on that book than in the five years they "marketed" it.
Happy writing,
- Deb Salisbury
- www.Mantua-Maker.com, www.DJSalisburyBooks.com
- Dead Wizard's Loot: Wizard Whitewing, Book 1
www.djsalisburybooks.com/dead-wizard-s-loot.html

Nonfiction: The Art of Fashion: 1850-1859
Dress, Sewing, and Clothing Care Advice
www.mantua-maker.com/a---1850s-fashion.html
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