Saturday, August 25, 2012

Summer Horse

When I saw the artistry of the illustrator of the cupcakes, I had to have more.  That I already had more with another image was inconsequential.  I tracked her down (she's in Italy) and asked if she had anything with a horse.  No, but she would.

Here's the result.

I may have to go into the book and rename the pig from Arnold to Arnoldina or something but it's cute, bright, eye-catching and changing things around to keep them fresh really appeals to some people.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Unspeakably Desirable

I finally have a new cover for Unspeakably Desirable which expresses the spirit of the romantic comedy/love story.  The gingerbread village scene Bel created with the fiddler on the roof would be perfect but since I can't draw, cupcakes will do.

I promise you I'm writing, working, and thinking.  There's a lot going on here and I'm quite ADHD so once everything calms down I probably will think no faster than I already do.  Sorry ;-)

Monday, August 6, 2012

Cross Everything!

This is not based on huge sales, but Amazon works in very unpredictable ways.  Last year for no reason at all, Not Low Maintenance caught a wave and started to do really well, so well a movie producer contacted me (the sweet spot also evaporated just as quickly and no movie).  The rule I learned then is the more visible you are the more you sell and the more you sell the more visible you are so the more you sell.  I know people were buying NLM only because it was so visible.

Cross everything, fingers, toes, our hair.  Bad Apple made a huge leap overnight.
As I said this is based on a miniscule number of books sold (under 10) but that's not even the point.  The point is the ranking.  People will see you at 19 when they won't see you at 83 and they sure won't see you if you're not in the top 100.  Trust me, this is all about how Amazon works.  It might be about how fast the books sold (yes, they do calculate that).

We can just hope it stays that way for a while which will put BA in front of a larger number of people and then we might all be really excited.  And I promise I will share every tidbit with you because I know it's as important to you as it is to me.