I’m coming to you today with a request: reblog this post. Why? Well, lemme tell ya: I’m a starving artist. No, really. I’m not going to get into it because I really don’t believe in motivating income based on personal hard times, but let’s just say that over the course of the last two weeks I’ve had the rug pulled out from under my feet by my former job and all the money I was counting on coming to me to survive is no longer coming. Which is a bit of a shock, but at the same time is not surprising. Still, I digress right now, so let me continue.
If you click here, you’ll be taken to my Amazon.com author page, where you can view the two novels I have written (images above!) and purchase them if you care. There are digital and print versions, and sales of either benefit me greatly either way. Amazon has a fantastic profit margin for independent authors, and it’s been a great experience thus far. I’ve sold enough books to feel marginally successful. Unfortunately, marginally successful isn’t going to butter the bread for me or my two kids anymore. Also, I understand that sci-fi and horror books aren’t for everyone. Furthermore, I understand that there’s a lot of people under the gun right now as far as money is concerned, and that not everyone just has money to spend. So ultimately, here’s my plea:
If you don’t/can’t buy anything, please just reblog this. All I’m looking for is to spread the word a little bit so that I can expand my horizons while investing in other social media to get sales moving. That reblog button is all I’m asking for. I’m not looking for sympathy sales, because hey, who wants to buy a book because a guy is coming up short on cash? Not me. But if someone sees this and thinks, “Well, I’ll click the link,” and they see the books and decide they want to buy a copy simply cause they like what they see? That’s all I’m looking for. A little outreach.
Tumblr, thank you in advance. I know I can’t make money happen from Tumblr alone, but it’s a good place to start. The next couple of months are going to be rough. Regardless, I know I’m going to make it through simply because I don’t have another choice. And if you end up grabbing a book: thank you so very much in advance. Everything helps.
Goodnight, and thank you.