I Spat Out My Coffee…

….…and not in a good way either.

$3000.

I scrolled back through the YouTube video, and sure as anything, that’s what she said.

“We’ve a couple of Cadillac levels, but if you were looking for the beginner package, that would be about $3000.”

Hence the spitting out of coffee and narrowly missing ruining another good laptop.

It’s no wonder authors never make any sales, or give up before they’ve began.

I don’t know about you, but even with all the bright shiny b.s that’s been flying around lately, $3000 could buy Barry a lot of toys to amuse himself with.

Oh, and that’s not even some of the best bits.

“There are a couple of sites you can send your book to get it reviewed, in the price range of $250 and upwards…”

$250 for a review?

I showed you back in my children’s picture book course, how to build a list of reviewers for free.

Probably not same as having Mr. A Pompousass on your book description, but all your reviewers aren’t doing it for the money.

I’m putting the finishing touches to my new marketing course. As I said yesterday, it’s not going to be as big as expected, but comparing it to those prices, you’re getting a bargain.

For those of you that didn’t see my way of building a reviewers list, you can get all the info here. 

Even if you bought it for that alone, you’re already over $200 in profit.

For those that did, and aren’t using it?

You can’t see this, but I’m shaking my head in confusion.

Sometimes you don’t know when you have it good.

Once Upon A Time…

…There was a lion who was getting too old to hunt.

Because he knew he’d starve unless he could get food on a regular accordance, he went back to his den and came up
with a plan.

Making a howling and wounded sound, he made all the other animals aware of how sick and weak he was.

As each one took it in turn to come to visit him, he killed them and ate them.

This went on for a number of days until a fox came passing by. Sticking his head in the doorway, he asked if the lion was OK.

“Aren’t you coming in?” asked the Lion. “Surely you know I’m not well, it would be nice for someone to talk to.”

“No, thank you,” said the Fox.  “I notice that there are many prints of feet entering your cave, but I see no trace of any returning.”

…The moral of the story

….sometimes you can learn a lot from the mistakes of others.

Sometimes saving yourself, not only time but money.

Take for example, an ebook I bought the other day,

I questioned myself if the $50 I was going to spend was worth it.

Was there $50 of information in it?

I’d never heard of the writer before, but I trusted the middle man who promoting it, and the bonuses he was putting with it.

The bonus he gave alone, I know will earn me more than that $50.

In fact, it already made me $30 on the first day I used it.

…Sometime we have the tendency to look at a product and judge it for its price tag.

I know there’s also a good reason for that. We’ve all been ripped off by too many con artists and left with nothing to show for it. I’ve been there too.

But there are some good products out there. Some that can save you making mistakes and give back more than the cost of the product.

The problem is finding them.

My new report is like that.

Some will look at the price and think that’s too expensive, or that’s too cheap.

All depends on what you get out of it. If it shows you how to make more than it’s price you’ve done well.

If it hasn’t, then it was expensive.

I”ll let you make up your mind.

12 Surefire Ways To Sell More Books

If you’re trying hard to build a following for your fiction, it’s something that’s very handy to know.

Greatest Or Perfectionist?

…this was something James Cameron, the Titanic movie director, spoke of in an interview.

I’m paraphrasing him here, but he said that he could never be a perfectionist and so he’d settle for being great-est instead.

I used to face that regularly.

I used to worry that the font in my book had to be the right type, that I needed to do more plotting before I began, that my books had to have a certain amount of words in them, and on and on it went…

You know who didn’t know notice those things?

The people buying my books.

There’s some of my earlier books that I cringe when think of the way I wrote them.

The dialogue I used, the novice mistakes I made, but I only know that now because I’ve more experience since then.

If you’re in the same situation, holding back until you get the perfect image for your picture book, taking longer than you should making your workbook, give yourself a break and get it out there.

Nothing’s perfect.

Make your next one better.

Drop the perfectionist title and go with great-est instead.

Get started on your greatest kids book here.