Author Archives: M J Dees

About M J Dees

M J Dees lives and works in Sao Paulo, Brazil with his wife, daughter and two cats. He has written three novels, Living with Saci, The Astonishing Anniversaries of James and David plus another which will be published later in the year. He is currently writing the fourth. You can sign up for more information on his book launches at http://eepurl.com/cTnAD5

#63 Still trying to get reviews

Reviews are the most powerful tools in my arsenal when it comes to getting attention for my books. Much as I’d like to, I don’t have the financial muscle of a large publisher. I can’t take out take out full … Continue reading

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#62 Trying to get reviews and messing with pricing

One of the things that gets a the Amazon algorithm moving is plenty reviews. Unfortunately with the launch of #jimanddave I didn’t have many reviews and one of those was a one star which destroyed my average. This week I’ve … Continue reading

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#61 Switching to Kindle Unlimited

Now it’s been two weeks since the launch of The Astonishing Anniversaries of James and David. The majority of sales, as with Living with Saci, have been through Amazon with some sales through iBooks, Nook, Kobo and Google. A similar … Continue reading

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#60 Getting the first print copies through the post

It’s about a week and a half since the launch and my print copies have already arrived so I take everything back that I said about the Brazilian postal service. It also means that I have five copies to sign … Continue reading

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#59 Posting book extracts to the blog

Here is an excerpt from the first chapter of the book for you: 1971 It is a sunny day in Hull, but this is doing very little to lift the spirits of Ronald.  He is miffed at missing the first … Continue reading

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#58 Clicking the refresh button

Since the book launched, I’ve been clicking refresh icons every five minutes to see whether I’ve sold another copy. Because my book is sold in many outlets across five or six platforms that means clicking on a lot of refresh icons. … Continue reading

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#57 Launch Day

So it’s launch day and I’ve already bought my own copies, copies for friends and the copies for the launch competition which I’ll tell you about in a moment. The book is live on many stores including  Amazon.co.uk on Amazon.com If … Continue reading

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