Did you know there are quite possibly a million marketing webinars, classes, tools, books, and whatever in computer land to help the misguided author like me to sell their book(s)? I had no idea, but I do now because I think I have taken them all. I immersed myself in marketing skills this past year due to the fact that I needed a new hobby, I guess. Or I wanted to drive myself crazy. This seemed like the perfect idea. I should have taken up knitting. I would have been better at that. Yet, I have to admit all the information I gained was extremely valuable and the marketing instructors were exceptional. My attempts to put all this newfound material to profitable use was beyond comical to those who know me well and confusing to others who witnessed my desperation. I'm fairly sure my endeavors to try Amazon Ads hit a new world's record. In one month, the paid ads hit 6,133 impressions, 14 clicks, and no sales. Who gets over 6,000 people seeing my ad and not one sale? Only me. So, I went back to all the marketing gurus to find the one lesson that explained how this could possibly be so. Luckily, no one said that I was an idiot. Wait, maybe my sister did. But, I discovered someone who mentioned a new cover might be a worthwhile idea. So, that's what I did. The new cover is done by a brilliant and professional book cover designer. I think it is beautiful. Yet, Russell and I still like the old one as well. I have many of those first editions in a box in my exercise room or junk room as Russell calls it. Those books are used as often as the exercise room. Soon, Amazon will explode with my new book cover! Please have a look and tell me what you think.
Now if I could just figure out how to attach a picture of the new cover....