No Sales or Lackluster Sales: It Isn’t the Reader, It’s the Book…Really — Kristen Lamb

Original image courtesy of Juhan Sonin via Flickr Creative commons. No sales or lackluster sales. It isn’t the reader’s fault. It’s the book. Really. This is tough to hear. I know. It’s a writer’s worst nightmare. You researched, you wrote, you finished, and then published your book. You wait for the sales and…. *crickets* This…

via No Sales or Lackluster Sales: It Isn’t the Reader, It’s the Book…Really — Kristen Lamb.

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6 Responses to No Sales or Lackluster Sales: It Isn’t the Reader, It’s the Book…Really — Kristen Lamb

  1. allenrizzi says:

    That’s a nice photo of me. I am convinced that people just don’t read much anymore.

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    • I would insert a smiley 🙂 or emoji.

      I read a lot less books than I used to, but mostly it’s ebooks these days as my house has enough print copies I am afraid the floor will collapse into the basement if I get too many more print books. I do a lot of reading for blog posts as well as reading other bloggers like you.

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      • I decided to purchase your Sketches ebook. I downloaded it to my Kindle app on my laptop as I prefer the larger screen to my phone’s much smaller screen. I will try to read it over the next few days. I did start the preface. I feel if an author puts one in a book, I should read it.

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      • allenrizzi says:

        Thanks! Let me know how you like it,

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      • You are welcome. I was surprised when you mentioned your father being born there. I thought my birth certificate was wrong on my father’s birthplace being Portsmouth, Virginia. Turns out I was half-right. His parents were from East Lake, Dare County, North Carolina. I always thought he was most likely born there. He joined the Air Force from Portsmouth and I think Mom assumed he was born there. Turns out a few years ago, I found a birth certificate from Norfolk, Virginia for Dad. Not sure what my grandmother was doing in Norfolk, and those in the know are all dead. Within 6 years, they moved from East Lake to Manteo and were there for at least the 1940 census. In 2 years, the 1950 census should be out and I am guessing they had moved to Portsmouth by then.

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