Our books are not free!

The biggest event on facebook, I’ve seen in a while! and it starts soon!

https://www.facebook.com/events/206705409792190/

Sorry facebook for the double tap. Well worth it I think. 🙂

I’ve had the best time since we launched TSK’s second book in December, with a really well laid out plan of attack and some well-placed blogs and adds, we’re doing okay, sales and KU reads are really steady! and I’m proud of that.

But in the launch I did what most authors do, I had giveaway prizes. I love and will always love doing things for others if they REALLY want them, but I gave away between 2 events over 16 audiobooks, out of those prize winners only 6 actually have claimed their books.

These books cost a tonne of money to produce, and each gift costs around $20 or £20 (we’re almost even in cash value)

So I gave away £200 worth of goods, that no one really wanted.

So when a facebook friend decided enough was enough and she shared her idea on this event, I fully supported her, and I’m very proud of the gathering that is involved with this event.

Writing is not easy, it’s fun… sure.

It can be highly stressful too.

It is expensive.

To compete in the real world we have to pay out for many things.

Editing,

Cover art…

Proofing.

Marketing.

Our time is worth something.

Yet, all the time, artists and not just in the writing world are berated and asked for stuff for free.

My other qualm was before my book launch in December I took part in a big event for a $100 amazon gift card. We gathered email addresses for our mailing lists, which was fab.

However in January and up to date, because I gave my email address in, I’ve had over 350 emails, with authors GIVING books away for free 😦

I am very saddened by this, and it has to stop.

We are worth it!

Our time is worth it. You as a reader want hour after hour of entertainment, right?

But you won’t pay more than 2.99 ?

What’s that coffee cost you there, that you’re drinking? how much is that barista on per hour?

Yeah, you get my point, right?

I love my readers, and I love my fans, the comments and notes I get all over social media make my day, but I have to eat, I have to put a roof over my head.

Hugs to you all, and I really, really hope you guys will support this fab event.

I’ve got spending money tonight! So I’m going to buy some amazing books from some of these fabulous authors!

 

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Well what can I say. The sun is out and I can’t do anything.

Paul has gone off to Banks Car Booty. Which I would have enjoyed but the pain in my knee just isn’t going. Yesterday had to be the worst, although in the morning the swelling had gone down, by the afternoon it was right back out there. Took all evening soaking it in pain killers and a special ‘patch’ for it to ease. I just wish it would go away. The throbbing is kinda okay. But the not sleeping and wobbliness isn’t nice. Every time I stand it feels like my leg is gonna give out and I’ll be in a heap on the floor. It’s scary. 

Writing wise…. well haven’t been able to concentrate to do any editing. So, I’ve been reading instead. This has given me plenty of time for relaxing…. a couch potato I am. I hate being a couch potato… it’s  making me feel like a blimp. 😦 So, not only am I in pain, my heads battering me to death too. Depressed is not the word. 

I always try not to worry over money. We can cope, its not going to be a brilliant month end with me having time off but I guess it had to happen at some point. My body is only human and things happen. I’ll deal with that as it crops up. 

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My fish is doing much better in the QT, he’s lively, his swelling has gone down. (hahah maybe I should get in there with them) and I totally believe he’s going to be right as rain in a few weeks. 🙂 Fingers crossed I’m going to be okay ‘this’ week. 

So more rest and recoup for me. In face I think I’ll head back to bed now. My eyes can’t focus. 

Have a great weekend all.  x x x

 

Speak soon.