Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Weezie And World Domination


I've been busier than a two-peckered rooster in a henhouse these last few days, what with celebrating yet another fecking birthday (yup, another year closer to wearing a tombstone on my head – and I thought I was having a bad hair day already), putting on an ab-fab Thanksgiving spread and obsessively checking my book stats.

It's the first thing I do in the morning and the last thing I do at night, and yes, it's the thing I do all day long, you know, when I'm not watching my dog's bum hole. Stats, bum hole. Bum hole, stats.

In the first few days after I released Green Eggs & Weezie, my book sold like silicone in Beverley Hills. In fact, it sold so well that it made #25 on the the Amazon.ca bestseller in fiction and literature list. I kid you not! But let's be real – that was only, like, 10 books. Apparently in Canada it only takes 10 books to be a bestselling author, but of course only 12 people live here. In igloos.

Alas, when all my friends and family finished buying their books, Weezie slid off the bestseller list and into the absolute obscurity of #1,950 in Canada and #130,975 in America. I haven't sold any books anywhere else. I can't imagine why non-English-speaking people in Japan and France haven't picked up my book. And I was sure there would be a rush on it in Denmark.

As of this morning, I've sold 51 books. Fifty-one! I'm RICH! heheheh... Seriously, that makes me happy. It does. And I am grateful to each and every one of you who bought one. THANK YOU dear hearts! It's a blessed wonder to have such friends!

Now the problem is, I'm outta friends. How is Weezie supposed to secure World Domination now???? I frankly have no idea. Do you? Seriously, any ideas for spreading the word on ol' Weezie-pants? I could use some advice. Oh, and if you feel the need to buy a book, here's some links:

Amazon.ca

Amazon.com

Kobo

Chapters/Indigo

Amazon.uk

For now, Green Eggs & Weezie is only available as an e-book. I'm thinking about making it available as an actual hardcover book but that's on the back-burner for now as I approach National Novel Writing Month and start to embrace the idea of writing novel #2. But for those without a Kindle or an e-reader, you can still buy the book and read it on your computer or your tablet or even your phone. When you buy the book from Kobo, you're given the choice on how you want to read it. With Amazon, you can download free apps to read it how you choose.

And to anyone who has read Weezie, and liked it, I would sincerely appreciate a review on any of the bookseller's websites, or on Goodreads, or on your own Facebook page or blog.

Oh, and please tell me if I'm being a pain. I don't want to be obnoxious about this – it's the LAST thing I want.

Hugs to you all! And again. Thanks.

29 comments:

  1. I'm happy to say I am one of the 51.

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  2. Another of the famed 51 here....why not do guest spots about your book on other peoples blogs...you are welcome to do one on mine for sure,

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    1. Thank you Delores! I do believe I will take you up on this! oxox

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  3. Okay....I will figure out how to make you an 'author' on my blog and we can talk about when you want to do this.

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  4. I downloaded the Kindle app on my computer and bought your book and have read it cover to cover. (well, there aren't actually two covers on a kindle) I enjoyed it so much that I've already commented about it on Amazon.ca. I'm so proud that I figured out how to do all that!! And of course, I'm also proud that an ex-muskoka girl like yourself has a published book! Kudos, Cathy.
    karen

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  5. 51 books is awesome, Cathy!

    I think sales etc can be a kind of a slow and steady process, a word of mouth thing. Don't get discouraged! :)

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    1. I won't, I promise! Well, OK, I will! It's a back and forth thing... :)

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  6. I don't know much about marketing, sorry. You might try sending copies to book review blogs, or to newspaper reviewers. That might help get the word out. Good luck!

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    1. Thanks SP!!!! I did send it out to three newspapers and got a great response from two (thank you Almaguin News and The Weekender!) Haven't heard boo from the paper here in Cold Lake, though. (I'm probably too new!)

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  7. That's still great! About the book, not your dog's bum hole. Any blog appearances you can make in the next month or two? You need more people to see your book.

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    1. Ha! (Bum hole. Alex wrote bum hole.) *snort*

      Thanks Alex, I will try!

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  8. It's a slow process... like a marathon.

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  9. Great job!! I hope that it comes out in paper format so that I can read it!

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  10. A review and/or a post will definitely come. But not this week (or probably next).

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    1. That's OK! I am happy, happy to get it ANYTIME! I am the world's slowest book reviewer so am happy anytime! oxo

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  11. Oops! I was so busy getting ready for hibernation, I forgot to get your book! I'll add that to my Too Due list.

    Blessings and Bear hugs!

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    1. Hibernation time already? Where DOES the time go, Bear?

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  12. 51 books sold in a month (thus far) is pretty darned good. Now get thee a paperback (very easy to do - I say who had to overhaul one three times). What's your NaNo name? I'm dwilder. Gearing up...
    ...now to buy a copy

    Diana at About Myself By Myself

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    1. Is it good? I mean, I think it is, but I don't have any experience with this sort of thing... Yes, yes, I will work on a paperbook... My NaNo name is Matthiasville... I THINK... will look you up!

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  14. I plugged your blog and book on my blog.

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    1. THANK YOU KRISTY!!!!!! Hugs and mucho thanks!

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  15. Kathy, I love your writing. I just bought the book and will spread the word on my blog.

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    1. OH! Thanks so much EvalinaMaria! I appreciate that so much! THANKS!

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