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From Rags to Riches: How to increase sales

Last week I wrote that my sales have been down the last couple of months. I’m not the only one with this problem, but I think I know the way to correct the problem. Write more books. This is not something … Continue reading

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From Rags to Riches: Bookrooster

By Mike Jastrzebski One of the most asked questions I receive is how do you get readers to review your books. It’s a tough question to answer. With my first two books I asked a few friends if they would … Continue reading

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From Rags to Riches: July sales.

By Mike Jastrzebski Today will be a short post. I’ve been working hard at getting the final edit done on Dog River Blues and creating a new Website. Both will go live within a week to ten days. As for my … Continue reading

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Ten steps to becoming a successful self-published author.

By Mike Jastrzebski I am not one of the top eBook sellers out there, but in the past twelve months I’ve sold over 9500 eBooks. The following ten items are the top things I did that I feel have contributed … Continue reading

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From Rags to Riches: Advertising on Goodreads.

By Mike Jastrzebski Over the past seven weeks I’ve been running an ad for The Storm Killer and Key Lime Blues (A Wes Darling Mystery) on Goodreads. I was skeptical about the results, but I only invested $60.00. The ads … Continue reading

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From Rags to Riches-One year later.

By Mike Jastrzebski It’s been a full year now since my first book, The Storm Killer, became available as an eBook on Amazon. That first full month (July, 2010) I sold 92 books and earned $182.15. On August 1oth of last year I added my second … Continue reading

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Congratulations C.E. Grundler.

By Mike Jastrzebski On Friday our fellow blogger, C.E. Grundler’s book, Last Exit In New Jersey, moved into the top 30 on the Amazon best seller list. C.E. has maintained this rank throughout the weekend and if you want to learn … Continue reading

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What makes a book readable?

By Mike Jastrzebski I’ve been reading more lately. I tend to go through streaks where I read one book after another, often staying up until the wee hours to get through one more chapter. Since I write mystery/thriller novels, that … Continue reading

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From Rags to Riches: May sales.

By Mike Jastrzebski I sold 1167 books in May– 533 copies of The Storm Killer and 634 copies of Key Lime Blues (A Wes Darling Mystery). 225 copies of The Storm Killer were sold at .99 cents and 274 copies of Key … Continue reading

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From Rags to Riches on the Kindle: April sales results.

By Mike Jastrzebski It’s been six weeks since I lowered the price of The Storm Killer from $2.99 to .99 cents and about two weeks since I lowered the price of Key Lime Blues (A Wes Darling Mystery) from $2.99 … Continue reading

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