Saturday, April 19, 2014

What a mess.

What a mess. In the middle of changing my books to display my new pen name, the graphic program resets to the trial period. It won't let me save or export any images. The company is out of business, so there is no tech support. The online forums have a solutions, but the only way it works is to upgrade to the next Mac operating system. And since this computer is on it's last legs, I'm afraid to make any changes to it. So I'm forced to buy a new computer, even though I can't afford it.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

New Pen Name: Angraecus Daniels

After batting it around for a while, trying out a few variations, and asking a few opinions, I've settled on a new pen name, Angraecus Daniels. Kind of makes me sound like an ancient Greek philosopher. But people seem to like it.

Now I have to rework all the files and cover art for my books. THAT's going to be a pain.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Results of book giveaways

I've conducted three giveaways since January:

  • Using the Rafflecopter widget on my web site and on facebook. I offered 2 copies of The Pygmalion Hypnotist (ebook). After 7 days, I received only 7 entrants. One of those two posted a review on Amazon.
  • Using Booklike, I offered 3 copies of an Redemption for the Hypnotist ebook. After 14 days, I received only 8 entries.
  • Using Goodreads, I offered 4 copies of Pygmalion (paperback). After 28 days, I received 612 entries and 283 people added the book to their 'to-read' list.
I promoted all three giveaways through facebook, my web site, my mailing list, and the usual hypnosis-related forums. But clearly, I reached far more people on Goodreads. I think that Goodreads does a much better job of engaging readers in the giveaway.

I hope that the people who added The Pygmalion Hypnotist to their Goodreads reading list will actually read the book some day. But it's difficult to predict. Some of those people have several thousand books on their lists. 

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Updated Author's bio

I updated my Author bio on Amazon and GoodReads.

Not sure if that will make a difference in sales. Not even sure if it's funny. But at least it shows a little more imagination than the previous bio. Anyone care to comment on it?

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Pygmalion Giveaway

Giving away 4 copies of The Pygmalion Hypnotist (paperback edition)

Goodreads Book Giveaway

The Pygmalion Hypnotist by Hypnotic Dreams

The Pygmalion Hypnotist

by Hypnotic Dreams

Giveaway ends March 27, 2014.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
Enter to win

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Video experiment

A little experiment. I recited one of my articles and made a video out of it.