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helenlaycock

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Attraction?
Posted: Feb 26, 2012 2:30 AM
 
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Since December/January I have had eight children's books available on Amazon Kindle and the same titles seem to show up over and over again in my sales:

A Mouthful of Chuckles(poetry)
Mr Charlie Chumpkins (light-hearted)
Glass Dreams (mystery/adventure)
Salt (mystery/adventure)
Song of the Moon (mystery/adventure) - only 1 sale

The remainder are still at zero sales:

Mandrake's Plot (mystery/adventure)
Martha and Mitch (mystery/adventure)
The Further Mishaps of Charlie Chumpkins (light-hearted sequel)

(I can understand why 'The Further Mishaps...' has yet to have sales as it has only recently been added and readers may still be reading the prequel.)

Why do you think the last three on my list are not attracting any attention at all -cover / blurb / look inside?

Here is the link to my Author Page where all the books are shown. I would be grateful for any feedback. Thank you.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Helen-Laycock/e/B006PGFVL6/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1
muzski

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Re: Attraction?
Posted: Feb 26, 2012 2:49 AM   in response to: helenlaycock in response to: helenlaycock
 
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I just had a quick look at the two books you mentioned in particular - Mandrake's plot and Martha and Mitch - the covers aren't great - they give me no insight as to what the books are about or the audience you are targeting. In particular Martha and Mitch you can't really read anything due to the colours. I'd also question the title, make it a bit more fun, it could be subtitled a Martha and Mitch adventure but the title doesn't really say much to me.

As for the blurbs they seem fine, the only thing I would highlight is the target audience. Headline the blurb with A fun adventure for age 9 to 12's or whatever the age you are targeting is.

Hope this helps.
helenlaycock

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Re: Attraction?
Posted: Feb 27, 2012 12:58 AM   in response to: muzski in response to: muzski
 
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Thank you for taking a look, muzski. It's always good to have an objective point of view. Good advice.
muzski

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Re: Attraction?
Posted: Feb 27, 2012 1:52 AM   in response to: helenlaycock in response to: helenlaycock
 
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No Problem, hope it helps get those sales started.
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