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Is marketing worth it?
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I’ve been reading a lot of threads and forums lately dealing with the topic of marketing your book. It seems there are a lot of “newbies” out there in this relatively virgin explosion of indie…Continue

Tags: middle, grade, young, adult, ebooks

Started this discussion. Last reply by Theresa M. Moore Jun 13, 2014.

The miracle way to sell more books
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After breaking contract with a prominent NY literary agency nearly four years ago to pursue the ebook/indie publishing revolution I can now confidently say I know what it takes to sell books. This…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Lisa Orchard Jul 5, 2014.

Bearing the writing soul
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In the nearly three years that my blog ALWAYS WRITING  http://www.neilostroff.blogspot.com  has been active, I’ve seen my following grow and my hit…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by CeeCee James Feb 7, 2014.

Will people still read?
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I watched a television special the other morning highlighting the electronics show in Las Vegas and what new products are being launched this year. Some of them were absolutely amazing, like glasses…Continue

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Never give up the dream!

It was very exciting last week when my contemporary suspense novel, DROP OUT hit #5 on the paid Amazon best seller list. I was thrilled to have Nicholas Sparks as my #4 competitor. How I got to this list is no secret. I booked promotional spots on high-traffic websites and spent the days leading up to the spots marketing and promoting my a*s off. I stayed at that #5 position for an entire 36 hours before slowly slipping back into the 100’s; about where I am now. Did I ever in my dreams imagine…See More
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Going for #1

In my quest to have the #1 downloaded paid book in America, Day 1 of my two day promotional blitz for my previous bestseller DROP OUT finds me on these major ebook sites.http://www.Digitalbooktoday.com http://wp.me/p6txNL-7az http://ereadernewstoday.com/bargain-and-free-books-for-8-11-15/ …See More
Aug 11

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Just Amazing!

Amazing! Just when I thought my writing career was over; just when I started to slip into a deep, dark hole of despair; a spark of opportunity reignites it. It started months ago when I realized that pumping out twelve novels in a three year period can sometimes create immature and unseasoned work. So, after I finished my last novel I decided to take time off from writing and take a fresh look at my large collection of work. I began by re-reading and editing my entire three book sci/fi series.…See More
Jul 16

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All FREE today!!! All FREE today!!! Currently #1 Amazon best seller

All FREE today!!! All FREE today!!! Currently  #1 Amazon best seller SILENT INVASION -    Currently #1 ON AMAZONhttp://www.amazon.com/dp/B006ZQTWPWUK- http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B006ZQTWPW?*Version*=1&*entries*=0CA –…See More
Jun 27

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Times are a changing!

As most authors now know Amazon is going to start paying authors for the amount of pages read and not for each complete book. I’m not certain how I feel about this. On the plus side, it could free readers up to explore more books if they are only going to pay for it if they like it. On the negative, most casual readers never finish a book or do it over a long period of time. And how about if readers skip a section? What will it do to royalties? Of course, there are other options for authors.…See More
Jun 25

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Storming the marketplace!

It’s been a long while since I last posted and a lot of changes have happened in my life, but now I’m back! I’m oiling up the promotion machine and getting my books out there. First, I totally re-edited and re-wrote my entire middle grade sci-fi series THE GALACTIC WARRIOR series. Three books brimming with action, adventure, and wild aliens. I’m giving away the first book in the series, SILENT INVASION from June 25-29 on Amazon, so if you haven’t read a copy now’s your chance to see what the…See More
Jun 19

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Writing updates!

Just a quick update to my followers on what I’ve been up to lately. After a long four months of constant re-writing, editing, and evaluation, my middle grade sci/fi-fantasy series The Galactic Warrior Series is finally complete and for sale on Amazon. The stories are tight, exciting, and I believe; totally and completely original. Check them out. Also, I’ve spent several weeks re-doing my descriptions on Amazon for my other books. Instead of merely summarizing the story my descriptions are now…See More
Apr 27

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Beginning and end of everything!

It has finally happened. I knew it would. It destroyed the music industry why wouldn’t the publishing industry be next? What am I talking about? Piracy! My wonderful online writers group has just informed me that almost all of my books are being pirated by “legal” websites. This means that with enough research nearly anyone can download my books for free. This being a relatively new menace, I doubt most people know of these sites but it is only a matter of time before all published books will…See More
Apr 16

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Distractions

Well, here I am again finally having time to post what I’ve been up to. As I’ve mentioned before I’ve been busy re-writing my three-book middle-grade sci-fi/fantasy series. This series should be available by the beginning of summer which is perfect timing for the summer reading/vacation season. I’ve also begun to outline a new literary/fantasy/spiritual novel tentatively titled, NEVER BORN. This title accurately describes the gist of the novel. Should be a fun write… if I can get to it. Being a…See More
Apr 3

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Time is flying!

Wow, I can’t believe it’s been nearly a month since my last post. When I first started this blog four years ago I made it a point to post writing related articles every other day. And I did for years. Just goes to show how quickly time passes when you’re involved in a project. What project you may ask? As I wrote in my last post I have been working feverishly re-writing my three book middle grade sci/fi series. I wrote the original books nearly fifteen years ago. This series is what landed me…See More
Mar 17

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Writing and writing

 It’s been a few weeks since my last post and I’ve been busy. Finishing THE END TIME and AS IT IS IN HEAVEN this year has drained me a bit of my creativity. Though recently I have been getting ideas for my next project. In the meantime, I have taken on the task of rewriting, re-editing, and reformatting my three book middle-grade sci-fi series (adults will love it, too) that I completed way back in 2003. I plan on re-publishing the books individually and as a box set. Each book has been tweaked…See More
Feb 24

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On Sale Now!

My latest dystopian sci-fi THE END TIME is being featured on Free Kindle Books and Tips. It's on sale today! Please check it out. Combined reviews 4.6 out of 5 stars. In the future there is a device that will show you how and when you will die. Bob Bradly has forty-eight hours to save everyone on the planet. http://wp.me/p2b82w-6C2See More
Feb 12

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Everyone loves results!

It’s Monday morning and my weekend promotional blitz is winding down though I am still selling books. I must say the results of my blitz were quite surprising. Four years ago, when I first started indie publishing my large catalog of titles, I spent a small fortune on advertising on reader-friendly sites like KND and Kindleboards. They were considered the biggies and prices and competition were high. I never got a return on my investment. Yes, I did sell a lot of books, and I did get exposure,…See More
Feb 2

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Blitz day two!

My promotional blitz for my literary suspense books, AS IT IS IN HEAVEN (my newest release) and DROP OUT (my best seller) is now on day two. Today DROP OUT is featured on People Reads  http://www.peoplereads.com/  about half way down the site. The second promotion today is also for DROP OUT. It is with Riffle.com a subscription based site that sends recommended books to readers looking for their types of books. If you subscribe you will…See More
Jan 28

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To pay or not?

Now that my latest book is complete I can focus my energies on marketing and promotion. In the coming days my books are going to be featured on numerous websites, blogs, and book listings. I’ve taken out paid promotional spots on some of the top reader’s sites. I’m curious to see how this affects sales. In the past I have not been a big proponent of paying websites to advertise my books. I was relying mostly on my own developed platform and word-of-mouth. This worked for a number of years and…See More
Jan 26

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About Me:
Raised in a rural town outside of Philadelphia, Neil D. Ostroff has been a published author of dark, noir thrillers, romance thrillers, and middle grade sci/fi and paranormal novels for more than twenty years. He is an avid poker player when not working on his novels. Neil also enjoys fishing, hiking, and all things outdoors. He's been interviewed in such publications as PHILADELPHIA MAGAZINE, THE PHILADELPHIA INTELLIGENCER, TIMES PUBLISHING, and THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER.

To learn more about him and his books, please check out his blog: ALWAYS WRITING
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Never give up the dream!

It was very exciting last week when my contemporary suspense novel, DROP OUT hit #5 on the paid Amazon best seller list. I was thrilled to have Nicholas Sparks as my #4 competitor. How I got to this list is no secret. I booked promotional spots on high-traffic websites and spent the days leading up to the spots marketing and promoting my a*s off. I stayed at that #5 position for an entire 36 hours before slowly slipping back into the 100’s; about where I am now.

 

Did I ever in…

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Posted on August 20, 2015 at 3:15pm

Soooooo close!

So as my promotional blitz winds down and sales are beginning to slow to normal, I got all the way to #5 in the country right behind #4 Nicholas Sparks. Not bad.…

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Posted on August 13, 2015 at 11:17am

More Promotion!

In my quest to have the #1 downloaded paid book in America, Day 2 of my two day promotional blitz for my previous bestseller DROP OUT finds me on these major ebook sites.

 

Choosy Bookworm - http://www.choosybookworm.com

 

Kindle Nation Daily - http://bit.ly/1J3HOgn

 

Ereader café (Deal of the day) –…

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Posted on August 12, 2015 at 2:32pm

Going for #1

In my quest to have the #1 downloaded paid book in America, Day 1 of my two day promotional blitz for my previous bestseller DROP OUT finds me on these major ebook sites.

http://www.Digitalbooktoday.com

 

http://wp.me/p6txNL-7az

 …

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How is everything with you,I picked interest on you after going through your short profile,I have something very vital to disclose to you,but I found it difficult to express myself here,since it's a public site.Could you please get back to me on(brunoserra@outlook.fr)for the full details.
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Good to read Yrs.

Blessed Be¡

At 10:52pm on December 23, 2012, Anastasia & Demitra said…

Hey!

Ana & Demi, here. Sorry to be a bother, but we just wanted to let you know that we have a giveaway going on at our blog. You could win any December book release, within the Young Adult (YA) or New Adult (NA) genre. If you'd like to join, just click here.

Thanks a bunch!
Anastasia & Demitra
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At 8:48pm on December 16, 2012,
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Kacii Epicness
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Hey! I noticed you were a member of the group Follow Mine, I'll Follow Yours.

I was hoping we could do a follow swap.I follow your blog and you follow mine.

If you would like to do this, comment on my page and leave your blog link there.

Here's mine: http://thekookybookworm.blogspot.com/

At 5:00am on October 25, 2012,
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Sally
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You are invited to join my group: Social Network !

  

At 10:51pm on September 30, 2012,
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IronFist
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Hey Neil. I'm new follower of your blog and added you on twitter. Whenever time allows you visit http://iron2112fist.blogspot.com/ and if you find it interesting follow me back.

Thanks. IF

At 5:19pm on September 7, 2012,
Author
Pauline L. Hawkins
said…

Neil,

I am following your blog. My blog is at http://paulinelhawkins.com. Thanks.

Pauline

At 6:02am on September 3, 2012,
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Sally
said…

Hey there..! :)

I am new here..! I just stumbled upon your profile..! 

 I would really appreciate it if you'd follow my blog @ http://readingwithanacrasia.blogspot.in

P.S: Please do leave a link to your blog so I can follow you back :)

thanks <3

 
 
 

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