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Book Promotion Board [Public] / Re: Ashley Capes - Epic Fantasy List
« Last post by ashleycapes on Today at 08:09:50 AM »
Did you find that your readers were generally more pleased with all books being available at once? (However that could be measured :D)

All that is a long way of saying I don't really know.   :shrug  I know some readers won't touch a series until it's complete, though, so there's definitely a price to be paid for not finishing the series before publishing book one.  I was aware of this back then, and I made my decision to publish the whole trilogy at once, and I don't regret that decision.

That's one thing I've been most concerned with, and when I look at my other series that are not yet finished, they just don't move so well.

So it's nice to hear that you've experienced happy readers when you've released the trilogy all at once, thank you!
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Book Promotion Board [Public] / Re: Ashley Capes - Epic Fantasy List
« Last post by Jeff Tanyard on March 01, 2024, 10:27:53 AM »
Did you find that your readers were generally more pleased with all books being available at once? (However that could be measured :D)


I got paid sales for books 2 and 3 very quickly, so some folks might have purchased the whole trilogy at once, but it's possible those were just fast readers who zipped through book 1 and then immediately bought the next one.

When I had my Bookbub, a number of folks bought all three books on the same day, but I expect that's just them having enough faith in Bookbub to merit doing that.  I'm not sure that would translate to ordinary sales.

All that is a long way of saying I don't really know.   :shrug  I know some readers won't touch a series until it's complete, though, so there's definitely a price to be paid for not finishing the series before publishing book one.  I was aware of this back then, and I made my decision to publish the whole trilogy at once, and I don't regret that decision.
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Book Promotion Board [Public] / Re: Ashley Capes - Epic Fantasy List
« Last post by ashleycapes on February 29, 2024, 07:44:21 PM »
I like those covers.   :)


...I've yet to release a whole trilogy at once...


It can be a little hectic.  Make sure you have your blurbs, keywords, categories, and all that other stuff planned out in advance and written down on a cheat sheet or something so that you don't get everything mixed up.  This is especially true if, as I did, you're uploading to multiple retailers at the same time, not just Amazon.

That aside, congratulations on your latest achievement, and I hope you sell lots of books.   :cheers

Thank you! I did have to go through a bit of that, yeah - had the retailers open and the key info for each book sitting in a notepad doc, tedious! But I definitely had to concentrate and work through it, like, "okay book 1 in this retailer, now book 1 in that retailer etc etc"

Did you find that your readers were generally more pleased with all books being available at once? (However that could be measured :D)
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Book Promotion Board [Public] / Re: Ashley Capes - Epic Fantasy List
« Last post by ashleycapes on February 29, 2024, 07:27:51 PM »
The covers look great. Good luck with your release.
You should do a Kickstarter for the print copies. But make sure that the postage is added to the price of each print copy, so it does not cost you for postage.
Looking forward to your report on how "rapid release" or "all at once release" works for you.

Funny you should mention Kickstarter, as I ran a campaign for these books back in Jan 2023 (ish) :D

So much work!!


I'll definitely report back on the results, I'm very curious now, especially as it's only a couple days until release
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Book Promotion Board [Public] / Re: Ashley Capes - Epic Fantasy List
« Last post by ashleycapes on February 29, 2024, 07:24:31 PM »
Look very pretty and genre appropriate. Good luck with them!

:tup3b


Thank you!

I'm very, very happy with them - I used Vivid Covers (https://www.vividcovers.com/) who I've used before, always happy with Rebekah's work
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Book Promotion Board [Public] / Re: Ashley Capes - Epic Fantasy List
« Last post by Jeff Tanyard on February 29, 2024, 05:09:56 PM »
I like those covers.   :)


...I've yet to release a whole trilogy at once...


It can be a little hectic.  Make sure you have your blurbs, keywords, categories, and all that other stuff planned out in advance and written down on a cheat sheet or something so that you don't get everything mixed up.  This is especially true if, as I did, you're uploading to multiple retailers at the same time, not just Amazon.

That aside, congratulations on your latest achievement, and I hope you sell lots of books.   :cheers
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Book Promotion Board [Public] / Re: Ashley Capes - Epic Fantasy List
« Last post by djmills on February 29, 2024, 06:36:09 AM »
The covers look great. Good luck with your release.
You should do a Kickstarter for the print copies. But make sure that the postage is added to the price of each print copy, so it does not cost you for postage.
Looking forward to your report on how "rapid release" or "all at once release" works for you.
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Book Promotion Board [Public] / Re: Ashley Capes - Epic Fantasy List
« Last post by LilyBLily on February 29, 2024, 05:50:06 AM »
Look very pretty and genre appropriate. Good luck with them!

:tup3b
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Book Promotion Board [Public] / Re: Ashley Capes - Epic Fantasy List
« Last post by ashleycapes on February 28, 2024, 08:39:13 PM »

It's taken me about 4 years, but I've nearly released an entire trilogy at once!



All 3 books are going live in a few days - March 1st - with a universal link to the first one below:

https://books2read.com/u/38YQed

(I've yet to release a whole trilogy at once, so I'm curious as to whether that will be a plus - the "no waiting between books" aspect is a real drawcard for me, as a reader)

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