My wonderful community of friends! I wanted to share with you a few things that have happened over the last 48 hours.
A few important points to make first…
*We launched a book on Amazon (Paperback and Kindle)
*We did this without a Publisher.
*We launched with no marketing team – no monetary investment.
*We did this for a first time, no-name, author.
Why are those points important? Because of the numbers that Amazon is showing.
Roughly 8 million books are on Amazon. Last night we were ranked in the top 1,000 and the top 20 for both paperback and kindle version in the Women’s category.
I didn’t really get all giddy over this until my sweet, and business savvy smarty pants, friend, Crystal Paine, explained it to me. I guess this is a pretty big deal and darn fabulous for us given those 4 important points I shared above.
How did we get there? Because people were talking about the book. Maybe you were one of those people…Thank you! Being self-published means we do not have the backing of a big Publishing House. We do not have marketing resources. We are not in book stores. But we have each other. We have this community. We have our voices.
WE are the bookstore.
I don’t have gifts to offer you in return for your help. I wish I did. I do have a strong feeling, however, that your support online may lead someone who’s near the end of their rope straight to this book…and it just might be exactly what they need to breathe deeply again.
I wish I could share with you some of the messages I have received from readers so far. The hope in each written letter – the evidence of revelation with each passing sentence – the commitment to give hope a shot – the promise to consider forgiving – the embracing the power to choose.
At the end of the day, and beginning, that is why I wrote this book. To offer hope and encouragement to the person ready to give up on life, God, and hope.
Friends, something good is happening here and I want to thank you for being a part of it and I am humbly asking you for your help. If you believe in this book like we do, would you consider continue helping to keep the momentum and chatter going?
I want to provide you graphics and links to use on any of your social media outlets. Just go to this page we’ve created and grab anything you’d like to use to market this book. Let me know if you have any questions or additional ideas to market and keep the momentum going! I would love your thoughts!!!!
I appreciate every one of you!
Much love, Tam.