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  1. I have done like you. Did a long huge push on the sales side, and blog hps, helping friends, trying to do the newsletter swap even. I find I start slacking on my writing or I don’t enjoy it. Again, like yourself. Currently I’m in the casual marketing now. Even focused more on learning the craft and marketing for a while. The casual marketing doesn’t get me as many sales and as fast, but right now it’s working so I can get more work out and I love what I do again. If we could find a good balance that would be nice but maybe that’ll come down the line.

    1. I agree, I think it’s a trial and error thing. What works for some won’t necessarily work for me. I like the sound of “casual marketing” lol what does that entail, if you don’t mind my asking? I’ve been getting some RTs on Twitter for my freebie tweets. Hasn’t translated into sales, yet, but it’s nice word of mouth, nonetheless. 🙂

      1. It’s pretty much what you see. I talk about the word count, I talk about publishing the books, and do it on my blog for the word counts. Similar to you, I also make those images that have quotes and my website. Or I’m just being active on social media a lot of the time. Followers increased.

        I define it as “casual” because I’m discussing the books and publishing them without being AS up front. The more I do, the more active I am, the more I find people interested in my work. Slow growth, but growth overall. Granted there are days where the attitude of social media makes me abandon ship, but overall [right now] it seems to be helping. I also raised the price of my books to see if that would change sales. Same amount sold.

        1. I raised mine for the beginning of the year, since sales are usually higher for me then, but I don’t think it had much of an effect. I then did that sliding scale for my series, and that got me a bit of a response at first, but then dropped off. The pricing game is still a mystery to me.

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