Rethinking free books

In between writing a novel and designing some coloring books, I’ve been indulging in some study of online marketing.

When I started on this journey, I thought I’d have to master blogging and social media to be an effective online promoter of my work.

Like many others, it seems, I was under the impression that an email newsletter was yesterday’s medium of choice.

Turns out I was mistaken.

Turns out that creating a list of the email addresses of the people who read my books or are interested in my work is far more valuable than gathering a tribe of followers on Twitter or friends on a FaceBook page.

Twitter and FaceBook and a host of other landing pages have their role but it’s not the central role I initially thought it was.

Now for some humble pie eating.

Finally, I understand the role of free books in promoting my work and building an email list.

I’ve written an Inspector West short story as a thank you gift for subscribers.

Thanks for dropping by, Peter.


Dreaming or building the dream?

It takes no effort to dream.

Maybe that’s why we do so much dreaming.

If you want your dream to become reality, you need to do more than just think about what you want to become or achieve. You need to develop an action plan – and execute that plan to birth your dream.

I remember dreaming about writing a book and telling all my friends that I was going to write a novel. I did that for years. I’m sure some of them stopped believing me.

It wasn’t until I made the decision to write every day that I actually wrote my first book.

What are you dreaming about?

When are you going to move to executing your action plan?

Thanks for dropping by, Peter