Friday, January 30, 2015

Thank You Fans!

This is more of a thank you note than anything else. I just wanted to say how thankful I am for the support I have been getting from friends, family, fans (I HAVE FANS!!! SO EXCITING!), and other authors. It is truly amazing that I have so many awesome people surrounding me.

Yesterday this lady messaged me on my Facebook page to ask about the sequel in one of my series. I had to re-read the message twice because I was like: “Really? You really liked my book enough to ask about the second one?” Omg! It was really a great moment and I know that there’s authors out there that probably don’t have time to write their many fans back and thank them for their support. But I wrote her back to let her know that the sequel will be available soon.

I think keeping in touch with fans/audience is key and very important to build a relationship with readers and have those readers follow you from the first book to the very last.
So thank you so much to all of you who have bought, borrowed, shared, received a free copy of my books and have read them. You have no idea how much it means to me that someone likes these stories that I have been working on developing every day. 

You fans are what gives us writers a purpose. You are our motivation! –S.R.

Stefany Rattles

Friday, January 9, 2015

New Author Struggles #2

I think that as an Indie Author you have to learn how to do several things on your own.  I know that at least I have had learn a great deal and not just by doing it myself but from other authors as well.  I think that one of the best things that you can get is others advice. 

Now I’m not saying to take everyone’s advice and go with it, no. But if you’re really unsure about something then I would say that is a good time to get other authors or readers opinion. It really helps.
Learning the hard way is never fun but you do learn

When you are writing your book then promoting and doing all of that extra work after is published, you are bound to make a mistake somewhere but at least you will know next time what you should and shouldn't do.

To me becoming an author takes a lot of work and if you're thinking that this is a piece of cake, then something isn't right (and I want to know your secret!).

Anyway, these are my thoughts for today. -S.R.

Stefany Rattles

Friday, January 2, 2015

Dark Night Giveaway + First Blog Post of 2015!

Congratulations to Sandra Lam from Canada, winner of a signed copy of Dark Night! Woo!!!

That being said, today’s blog post is going to be about running contest, giveaways, and/or promos.

I've had a few giveaways at this point and have to say that depending on what the prize is you might not get the results you are looking for. You want to make sure that you are not giving away something that has nothing to do with your book, like for example a T.V. Though I doubt anyone would do such a thing, still there are people out there that would give away something BIG.

For my giveaway, I did something cliched but in my opinion is one of the best options you have which is a free signed copy of your own book. By doing this you know for sure who out there, really wants to read you work and is more than happy to enter and subscribe for your newsletters.

Remember that you want people to know who you are and what you do, not by what item you are going to give away next but by your work! –S.R.

Stefany Rattles

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