I have to admit, I'm not all that tech-saavy. There are certain things I can do, but when it comes to new stuff, I'm usually a bit behind. I put the first book I ever wrote, "Someone Always Loved You" up for sale on Amazon as an e-book quite some time ago. Actually, my husband did it and I later revised what he did once I learned a few things. Later, I created a paperback version of the book and put it up for sale as well.
Someone Always Loved YouLet me digress for a moment. "Someone Always Loved You" is a book I wrote from the heart. I was inspired to write it and I felt I HAD to write it or it would never stop bugging me. When I finally put it up for sale on amazon, I had no illusions about making money off of it. I did not expect to find fame and fortune from it. I simply wanted people to read and enjoy the story. It's a story I, to this day, cannot get out of my mind. I love the story and I want others to love the story. It's as simple as that.
For that reason, I placed the e-book for sale for 99 cents. Even if I sell hundreds of copies, I'm not going to make much and I don't care. I just want people to enjoy the book as much as I enjoyed writing it, if that's possible.
Occasionally, as I was balancing my check book, I would notice a payment from amazon. To be honest, I never really paid that much attention to them. But after a few months of receiving $30 payments or more, I began to wonder. Was this from “Someone Always Loved You”? I began to investigate and after a little trial and error, I found the place I needed to look and discovered that the book was indeed selling. The last few months it had sold nearly 100 copies! I looked back and saw several months in a row of 90+ book sales. Before that, 60, before that 50 and on down.
Somehow, word had spread over the months and my little novel was being read. Literally by hundreds of people!
I was excited about the idea that people were actually reading “Someone Always Loved You.” There have been five reviews up on amazon about the book for a while and I wondered where they came from. Perhaps now I know!
Days after I looked this information up, my mom forwarded an email to me. She had gotten an email from Amazon that suggested, based on other purchases, that she buy “Someone Always Loved You.” I had to laugh because she was the book’s very first reader. However, I was thrilled to see that Amazon was actually suggesting it to people.
Though I don’t know why, I don’t really care! I was excited that it was spreading, however it was happening.
Perhaps emails from Amazon is how people are discovering it. Maybe people are recommending it. I don’t really know. Like I said, it’s not my goal to make money from “Someone Always Loved You.” I simply want people to enjoy the story as I do.
If you happen to have read the book, please let me know how you heard about it. I’m interested to hear how it’s spreading. I hope that anyone who does read it enjoys it even half as much as I enjoyed writing it.
Someone Always Loved You e-book link
Someone Always Loved You paperback link
Someone Always Loved you Reviews