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Offline Grace Elliot Reading Demelza.
08 Mar 2014, 03:55 PM | Post: #31

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(08 Mar 2014 09:15 AM)lyndawrites Wrote: Wrote:  Sadly, most of the arrows lead towards my book and not away from them. Sad
Isn't that good though, doesn't it mean people are investigating your book?

Currently, I have a triology and two standalone books. The trilogy go round in a circle with arrows shooting in and out, but not many arrows to or from the trilogy to the standalone books. Interesting. Perhaps people aren't buying the 'author' but the storyline - if that makes sense. I would have thought if readers enjoyed the trilogy they would want to read more by the same author, but apparently not.
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Offline Ken Magee Reading Leaving Berlin by Joseph Kanon
08 Mar 2014, 04:52 PM | Post: #32

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(07 Mar 2014 10:22 AM)M. Sid Kelly Wrote: Wrote:   Maybe this is common knowledge, but this is a neat tool that's a fun way to see your also-boughts in a dizzying graphic. Amazon Products Visualizer http://www.yasiv.com/ You type the name of anything in and it shows what other items are linked with that item on Amazon. 

Interesting tool, thanks M.Sid. However, I was sad to see my two books in lonely isolation.
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Offline Katherine Roberts Reading I keep forgetting to update this!
08 Mar 2014, 06:54 PM | Post: #33

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(08 Mar 2014 03:55 PM)Grace Elliot Wrote: Wrote:  Currently, I have a triology and two standalone books. The trilogy go round in a circle with arrows shooting in and out, but not many arrows to or from the trilogy to the standalone books. Interesting. Perhaps people aren't buying the 'author' but the storyline - if that makes sense. I would have thought if readers enjoyed the trilogy they would want to read more by the same author, but apparently not.

I've noticed that too, Grace. I have three separate readerships according to this tool:  
1. Ancient Egypt/historical
2. Arthurian legend/epic fantasy
3. Young fantasy (closely linked to Tamora Pierce)

This obviously explains the difficulty my poor publishers have with branding me... I need three pseudonyms!... or two of them anyway, since the fantasy ought really to link up. Maybe I need to make that more obvious via the covers? The really weird thing is that my most obvious historical title links to the Arthurian books, rather than the historicals.
Offline Tony Richards Reading The Empire of Time -- David Wingrove
08 Mar 2014, 07:04 PM | Post: #34

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Kindle sales can be desperately weird and unpredictable. A short story of mine -- and they rarely sell as well as novels -- suddenly sold 28 copies in the UK only over the course a weekend, then slowed right down again. Why? I've absolutely no idea.
Offline lyndawrites Reading The Twopenny-Hat Detective by Brian Sellars
09 Mar 2014, 06:13 AM | Post: #35

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(08 Mar 2014 03:55 PM)Grace Elliot Wrote: Wrote:  
(08 Mar 2014 09:15 AM)lyndawrites Wrote: Wrote:  Sadly, most of the arrows lead towards my book and not away from them. Sad
Isn't that good though, doesn't it mean people are investigating your book?

I thought it was the opposite way around. Maybe not.
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Offline Grace Elliot Reading Demelza.
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(08 Mar 2014 06:54 PM)Katherine Roberts Wrote: Wrote:  This obviously explains the difficulty my poor publishers have with branding me... I need three pseudonyms!... or two of them anyway, since the fantasy ought really to link up. Maybe I need to make that more obvious via the covers? The really weird thing is that my most obvious historical title links to the Arthurian books, rather than the historicals.
Oh, I hadn't thought of analysing the genre of books linked to mine. Back to the drawing board...or rather the whizzy, whirly, stretchy graphic thingy....
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