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Kathy McCurry

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2014 is on our doorsteps! What are your goals as a Indie Author?
Posted: Dec 9, 2013 5:59 PM
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Another year almost in the history books. It is time to start planning what we shall do in 2014.

Each one of us will have our own new strategy, predetermined plans, and goals to further our success in the Indie Publishing World.

Are you happy where you stand at this moment?

Do you think you can do better in the New Year?

How will you market to broaden your reader audience?

Will you feel like you are a failure if you can't make more money than this year?

In what way will you make an impact in 2014?

It is time to start thinking about this new year.
Let us hear from some of you, heavyweights, lightweights, and newbies

Kathy
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Re: 2014 is on our doorsteps! What are your goals as a Indie Author?
Posted: Dec 10, 2013 6:19 PM   in response to: Kathy McCurry in response to: Kathy McCurry
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I want to publish 1 book each month. Some will be shorter fiction works, some shorter non-fiction. Maybe even a few 20 page guides that answer one question. I just want my publishing schedule to be the biggest promoter for me.
Marcy Henshaw

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Posted: Dec 10, 2013 6:49 PM   in response to: Kathy McCurry in response to: Kathy McCurry
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Ack lost my whole post. I am wrapping my debut series up this month. My goal next year is to double my average monthly income. I plan to finish writing my 1st contemporary romance and publish it in January, along with #2 and #3 in the trilogy every 2-3 months afterward. I also have a stand alone and a prequel to my current series I want to finish and publish before the end of 2014.
Don.Dennis

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Re: 2014 is on our doorsteps! What are your goals as a Indie Author?
Posted: Dec 10, 2013 8:19 PM   in response to: Kathy McCurry in response to: Kathy McCurry
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I'm writing an expose on a former Prime Minister of Australia who is a pompous bastard.

I hope it becomes a best seller.
Annette Shaw

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Posted: Dec 10, 2013 8:46 PM   in response to: Don.Dennis in response to: Don.Dennis
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Wow Don, I'm trying to imagine that with an Australian accent. :-)

I'm going to write the next two in the series and try to keep going. I'd like to publish one every two to three months as well. We'll see how the series goes, so far the feedbacks been good. I got the paperback in yesterday, it's beautiful.
joe Humphrey

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Re: 2014 is on our doorsteps! What are your goals as a Indie Author?
Posted: Dec 10, 2013 9:31 PM   in response to: Kathy McCurry in response to: Kathy McCurry
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First thing is I want to publish my next book in print, via createspace. That's something I've never done before I think actually having a hard copy will be a pretty neat motivator.

Other than that, I just want to be consistent with my writing and focus on building a brand and social media presence.
Cynthia E. Hurst

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Posted: Dec 11, 2013 12:37 AM   in response to: Kathy McCurry in response to: Kathy McCurry
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I'm starting a new mystery series and writing some short stories based on the existing series, which I will eventually bundle into a collection.
I was also thinking of trying to edit and publish the manuscript of a science fiction novel which my late father - a real scientist - wrote, but after the recent lengthy thread, I'm not sure I can do it with a straight face.
lins777

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Re: 2014 is on our doorsteps! What are your goals as a Indie Author?
Posted: Dec 11, 2013 3:42 AM   in response to: Kathy McCurry in response to: Kathy McCurry
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To have time to write again is all I want. Any sales would be a bonus, but I'm not greedy. Just some time for me.
Edgar Postrado

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Posted: Dec 11, 2013 6:18 AM   in response to: Kathy McCurry in response to: Kathy McCurry
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For me, since I discovered the boundary line between intelligent designed object (intellen) to naturally made object (naturen) in science, I think I have the confidence next year to change our science establishment through my books. They are probably 8 science books.

That is my goal and I am ready for it...

Do you want to be a part of it?
Peter Glassman

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Posted: Dec 11, 2013 8:15 AM   in response to: Kathy McCurry in response to: Kathy McCurry
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2013 was my first year as an Indie Author and my goal was to get read. To that end I promoted my 8 novels mostly as for-free offers with over 3100 downloads but less than 200 sales. For 2014 my plans are to get more into marketing and publish 3 more novels, continue writing and enter a few contests.
Rontora Nolan

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Posted: Dec 11, 2013 9:01 AM   in response to: Kathy McCurry in response to: Kathy McCurry
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I hope to have more people interested i me as an author. I want to put myself more out there and find new ways to promote myself and my work.
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Posted: Dec 11, 2013 11:05 AM   in response to: Kathy McCurry in response to: Kathy McCurry
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It's been an OK year for me. I saw a big boost in sales in January this year, and they stayed pretty steady at that level over the rest of the year, so I'm hoping for another boost in January 2014 which will last through the year again. Got a book to finish for a traditional publisher by February, that will be a new experience, but the research for that has given me a load of other material so I plan to have at least 3 more books done and out by April/May. Time permitting I also want to go back and re-do a series of novelettes. They have never really done much and I feel I could easily develop them all to novels now and see if that makes any difference.
mauvemallow

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Posted: Dec 11, 2013 12:40 PM   in response to: Kathy McCurry in response to: Kathy McCurry
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I want to finish my next novel and do more to promote the rest of my works.
juniewint

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Posted: Dec 11, 2013 2:49 PM   in response to: Kathy McCurry in response to: Kathy McCurry
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I'm going to write shorter stories. My first in my trilogy was 50,000 words but the next two will only be around 30,000. I'm sure it makes no difference and they will still be worth £2.99 each. Then I need to (finally) get a website, as well as (maybe) paying to promote my books, funds permitting.
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Posted: Dec 11, 2013 5:03 PM   in response to: Kathy McCurry in response to: Kathy McCurry
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