I'm author ELLE STRAUSS and welcome to my website!
I write fun, lower Young Adult (teen) fiction to do with whimsical things like time-travel, fairies and merfolk.
When my serious side peeks out, she's called LEE STRAUSS. She likes to write upper YA about real things that have happened in the past, or made up things that could quite possibly happen in the future.
This blog is about books, mine and other fab authors', but occasionally I'll share about other topics.
Thanks for dropping by!
Saturday, July 14, 2012
Prolific Writing + the Long Tail = Win!
Zoe Winters wrote a post last week on Prolific Writing and the Long Tail that struck a chord.She said that successful indie authors are the ones who write a lot, publish often and let time do its work. I believe this. In case you haven't heard the term "the long tail," it refers to a graph of (perhaps modest) sales over a long period of time (equaling good earnings).
The point being, the more titles you have out with a long tail, the more you make over an extended period of time.
This is something I believe. Since January I've added five titles to the one I had released in 2011. I'm now seeing respectable monthly earnings, greater than what I made at my part-time job last year thereby achieving my goal: Quit job and make as much selling books. Yay!
It's the beginning of summer and I'm thinking, I still have half of the year to go. My schedule is busier with travel and other things, but I think I can still get three more titles out. These are books that are already written, they just need editing, covers and marketing. So, my new goal is to get three more books out by Christmas. That will be a total of nine books all growing a long tail.
More on those books later. For now I want to let everyone know that Clockwise is finally Free on Barnes & Noble (better late than never) so if you're a nook person, go get your copy!
Also, I released SEAWEED last week. So exciting!
My books are all listed in the left-hand column on this blog, so feel free to check them out.
How about you? Are you growing a tail?