Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Okay, so yesterday I read the book, How I Sold 1 Million eBooks in 5 Months! by John Locke. (No, not the English philosopher John Locke…the other one!) I won’t tell you what I learned because the man deserves to make a profit from his work. Which means he needs to sell books, so I won’t give away any trade secrets here. But what I will do is tell you that it was well worth the $4.99 cost and, if you’re an author trying to maximize your sales, I heartily recommend that you make that small monetary investment.
(Buy all of Sam’s books!) Huh? What are you talking about? I didn’t see that. Now pay attention because this is important.
I’m writing this blog to announce that I’m about to take over the world.
Seems a bit over the top? Maybe. But it’s been a long time coming. I’ve been sitting here in my hidey hole—Dr. Evil like—stroking my small pet (a dachshund, not a hairless cat, sorry) and chewing the tip of my pinkie finger while planning the total usurpation of the literary world.
(Buy all of Sam’s books!)
All I’ve been missing was the means. I’m an intelligent woman, I mean, you can’t write complex fantasy and romantic suspense plots that seem totally fluffy while being just chock full of non-fluffable substances unless you have a modicum of intelligence. And I’m creative…see previous sentence. My Dancin’ With the Devil fantasy series, which is about Angels and Devils, was ahead of its time when I wrote the first book in 2006. Proving that I think outside the box.
And I’m always thinking. The tip of my pinkie finger is all but chewed off.
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None-the-less, the path to total domination of the literary world has thus far eluded me. But I’m nothing if not persistent. I’ve sloughed off layers and layers of thin skin in my hapless pursuit of money and fame. I’ve become quite adept at utilizing subliminal messaging (Buy all of Sam’s books!). And I write some of the most exciting, fun loving books around. So what’s holding me back?
It’s very simple.
(BUY ALL OF SAM’S BOOKS! DAMMIT! #:0)
Easy fix, eh? You just need to go buy a book. Problem solved. And to show how thoughtful I am, I’m even providing the link to my website for you here.
What? Oh, think nothing of it. That’s just how I roll. I’m thoughtful that way.
Thanks for your help. When I’ve taken over the world I’ll be sure and give you a nice cozy niche somewhere in my castle, wherein you can consume all of the Sam Cheever books you’d like and eat limitless chocolate.
Hey, I believe in paying it forward!
It was nice chatting with you!
Sam (a.k.a Dr. Evil)