God, Glory and Gold’s First Year in Circulation
As a first time author who devoted five glorious year to researching and writing God, Glory and Gold, I had no idea what to expect when the books appeared on the Amazon and Barnes & Noble book sites. What have I learned?
First, it is a challenge, to say the least, to secure reviews.
Second, word of mouth for a book can be powerful. When I have had social encounters with all types of readers, they invariably buy the books and their feedback has been very good to fantastic. One reader in particular located in Florida has offered a rich source of his own research for a possible third book, an opportunity that I am evaluating.
Third, one agent located in Los Angeles is seeking to pitch the books for a movie made for television. All cable channels are looking for content these days. The Inca conquest offers rich, dramatic material. I am cautiously hopeful.
Fourth, a self published author must relentlessly plug away at promoting their books. I have been remiss in doing so but will revive my efforts simply out of my passion for the Inca culture and story.
Fifth, I had miniscule success in sales using Google Ad Words. Lots of looks; few purchases.
I thank all of my readers for their support!