Not only did it get in the Top 100, but others in the series did, too. Paperbacks and eBooks were in the Top 100 of three different categories. I know the ratings are very fluid, but it's three days later and several are still up there. Hooray! God is amazing, and my family and friends are great! Thank you, thank you, thank you. Wow!
To prepare for the launch of this new book, I knew I needed to do more than I had in the past. I took a look at information I had collected from various sources, including:
-- speakers at meetings of Texas High Plains Writers,
-- weekly emails from Reedsy.com,
-- webinars from the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators,
-- searches on the world wide web,
-- as well as other sources,
provided more information than my "retired-teacher" brain could hold. So, I reexamined all the notes I had taken. A few important suggestions appeared many times. I did the math and tried to incorporate them.
This blog is one result. I can't even keep up with my Facebook and Twitter pages. I don't know if this will be any better. Time will tell.
With a "do-it-myself or die" attitude, I took a look at the covers of my Glops series. I tweeked the covers with larger photos (graphics) and rearranged the titles. Instead of having The Story of Glops as the title and other words or characters as the sub-title for each book, I flipped them.
The books are:
Getting to Noah's Ark: The Story of Glops, Book 1
Tower of Babel, Abraham and Isaac: The Story of Glops, Book 2
Jacob: The Story of Glops, Book 3
Joseph: The Story of Glops, Book 4
Moses: The Story of Glops, Book 5
I also rewrote the blurbs on the back covers. I tried to "hook" the readers with relevant words related to the contents of each book. I have to remember that these books must appeal to my audiences of children (6-12), youth (13-15), and the parents or other adults who actually purchase the books. I am targeting three groups.
That's enough for now.
I'll be back. Sometime.