4 New Books & My First Royalties Cheques!

Four new books are on the horizon…

Three of them make up the Jesse Tree for Advent series…

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They should be ready to purchase on Amazon in the next couple of weeks – in plenty of time for the Christmas season.

And the fourth book I’m keeping a surprise for now πŸ™‚

It’s a special book that’s years in the making. All the pieces came together quite suddenly recently and I’m looking forward to sharing it with you in the next couple of weeks πŸ™‚

The Lunchbox LOL Series has been doing well on Amazon. This is so encouraging for me – I’ve never had a book that sold consistently like that.

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I actually received my first and second royalty cheques from Amazon. Wow, what a feeling!

200 Jokes for the Lunchbox is the bestseller by far – 39 sold so far. This is the original resource that started it all.

200 Riddles is second – 23 sold.

200 Silly Questions is third – 19 sold with 200 Fun Facts & Trivia a close fourth – 14 sold.

People are not liking the 200 Calculator Word Games – only 1 sold so far! Ah well, it was worth a shot πŸ™‚

But let me tell ya – it’s pretty cool to watch something you created get scooped up by so many others – a real treat for sure.

I have learned alot about the business of writing to earn money. I have made alot of mistakes along the way as well.

One thing I know is that I’m not a marketer, I don’t like the spotlight, and when I write something it’s as much for me as it is for the reader.

So when I tried to host a book launch in July for the Lunchbox LOL series, I really didn’t have much fun with that at all. But when I saw my first sale through Amazon I had ALOT of fun with that! It happened by accident – I had to check on another project I was working on, and when I visited the self-publishing site (Createspace) to get the information I needed, I saw a few sales listed on my account. Not just one – a few! After that I couldn’t help but check every day (sometimes 2-3 times a day) – it was just so encouraging to see some success. My best day yielded 10 book sales on Amazon – so cool!

So there is no book launch for the Jesse Tree for Advent series, nor the surprise book that’s coming soon.

But there will be a book sale before Christmas – I just need to figure out a time and date for that.

And there will be celebrations with my family whenever a book project is done.

I do love to celebrate the big and small things of life πŸ™‚

And I learned alot about my style of writing and publishing these past few months – I love to make easy-to-use-resources for the family, I love to try new things, and I love to introduce something unique to the market. I love to keep this all very simple, I love to have fun with it all. I don’t love social media or being on the computer for long periods of time, but both are necessary to write and publish these days.

So I’ll keep writing and publishing and sharing the moments of life with y’all.

As always, I am so thankful for my readers πŸ™‚

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