My favourite novel The Tale Of Findo Gask is on promotion via Amazon for the next five days – and I’m waiting to see if the book’s new blurb will have any impact.
Findo was first published – in print – after winning a national UK competition for new authors back in 2005. But the company behind the award went bust not long after and my treasured publishing contract turned into just another piece of scrap paper.
Then ebooks came along and Findo was re-published in December 2011. But – even though it’s been out for longest – it’s the worst-selling of all my novels, both in terms of actual sales and free downloads.
I probably should have stopped to think about this a long time ago but was more fixated – like I suspect most authors are – on the next great ‘Work In Progress’ rather than worrying about petty issues like marketing and publicity.
A few weeks ago I wrote a rant about indie authors who don’t even properly edit their book blurbs. Then I had to come clean and admit in a subsequent post that – although grammatically correct – my blurb for Findo just didn’t ‘sell’ the book.
So now I’m hoping that my more dynamic new blurb will tempt more readers to try Findo. I think it’s a wonderful story – full of excitement and adventure, with a strong dash of romance, all underscored with some biting analysis of modern society and the world in which we live.
I must admit I am a bit biased. But I do wish more people would take the opportunity to see whether I’m also right!
If you want to download a copy, it’s free from today until Monday 25th February. Click on the links below: