Some Things Come as a Complete Surprise!

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Ever since I wrote my book and published it at the end of 2014  I have been learning about marketing.  Writing a book is one thing but marketing is another animal!  Something I didn’t have any education in.  I just wanted to write, I didn’t think about marketing!

After the excitement of a book launch and selling your new book to all of your friends reality sets in.  Now what do I do?  I started reading a lot of books on how who to market your book.  You know the ones:  How I sold a bazillion books on Amazon in a week,  How I jumped to the top 100 on Amazon in record speed,  How Oprah found my book and I got famous,  those books!  Most of those books only worked for the people who wrote them!

Elizabeth Gilbert, of Eat Pray Love fame was sent a copy of my book by a friend of mine when it first came out.  I signed it to her.  I think she is as close to Oprah as I will get, but who knows.  She could pick it up from her pile of books and read it someday and be delighted.

I learned very quickly that getting people to write Amazon review was like pulling teeth.  I am not sure I understand why but it is, even if the LOVED your book. It is a frustrating fact!  With out reviews your sales are less and when your sales are less your book hovers around the 2,000,000 rank on Amazon, which means no one doing a search will find it

For the last month I have been feeling frustrated with the whole marketing process.  I really didn’t know what to do!  My book is amazing and I know it will change lives if people read it, but I didn’t know how to get it into people’s hands!

If you are an author you know what I mean when I say, I got to the point where I was wondering if anyone cared.  I wondered if that was it, I was probably not going to sell any more books.  I had put myself out there in a very transparent way and had gotten very little feedback and couldn’t help but think maybe it was too honest.  Maybe I had revealed too much.  Maybe what I said didn’t have value after all.  This is the hard part about being an author in my opinion.  We write because we hope someone else will read what we wrote.  I don’t care what anyone says.  We want people to read our books and be touched in some way.  Humans love recognition, and I am not an exception.

Yesterday I got an email from a bookstore in Florida that is interested in my book.  The first line was “I found your book on-line and  saw that you won an award for it! ”   I stared at that line and thought, “No I didn’t!”  I did a google search and couldn’t find anything.  She wanted to sell my book in her store.  I didn’t want to email her back and say that I hadn’t won an award so I searched again, and found it.  I HAD won an award and didn’t even know it!

National Indie Excellence Award in Alternative Medicine

What?  That means I am an award winning author!

I searched my email and sure enough, there it was May, 17, 2015 and I missed it!

CONGRATULATIONS!

It is our great pleasure to inform you that you are a Winner in the 9th Annual NationalIndie Excellence Awards. Your book truly embodies the excellence that this award was created to celebrate, and we salute you and your fine work.

The lists of winners and finalists will be highlighted on our website. Please go to www.indieexcellence.com to see your name and book cover among those of the other proud winners and finalists.

The entire team at the National Indie Excellence Awards sincerely hope your participation in our contest will serve you well in your ongoing success. You have our deepest congratulations.

Warmly,

Ellen Reid
President & CEO
National Indie Excellence Awards

I surrender!  My book has a life of it’s own and apparently it is keeping parts of it secret until I am ready to hear about them.

If you are writing a book or have published a book and are at all frustrated with the process DON’T GIVE UP!

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NO one asked me if I wanted to be a LAB RAT!

EMBRACING EUDAIMONIA!

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Our food system is poisoned and I am pissed about it!

IF YOU AREN’T ANGRY ABOUT OUR FOOD BEING GENETICALLY MODIFIED YOU SHOULD BE!

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Yep!

GMO’s are one of the big causes for weight gain.  The GMO industry argues that the foods they are creating are safe and because most of the studies on the harms of GMO have been done on animals, they feel they are not valid for humans.

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