I haven’t updated the blog since November 21st and haven’t been marketing my novels, and sales have suffered as a result. I’ve just been frustrated with the marketing aspect of writing. It’s always push, push, push Williams, (points if you get that reference) with very little reward. I didn’t expect to get Stephen King level sales right off the bat, but I’d hoped to do better than I have.

Reviews and critical praise have been wonderful, and I really and truly appreciate every fan I have. A writer (at least this writer) thrives on knowing he’s being read, and so more than anything I just want more readers.

So how can I do that? If you have any ideas, I’d love to hear them.

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  1. I know it is always an uphill battle, isn’t it? Marketing is always one of those awful bedfellows that we whore ourselves out to in order to get the story told. I don’t have much good advice, but I admire you for keepin’ on keepin’ on. Having the blog moving out material regularly is a good place to start, as well as adding to your follower roster as much as possible. You are awesome! Hang in there!

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Kingfisher removed an elegant silver pocket watch from his jacket; it was just a few minutes before midnight. Normally he abhorred technology, but the watch was old enough that it didn’t really bother him. He set it nightly against the monstrosity Mr. Quarry kept attached to his wrist, the wristwatch that connected every twelve hours with the atomic clock out of Boulder, Colorado. But that was good. Being off by even a millisecond could spell disaster. And so while he tolerated the simple technology inherent in his timepiece, he recognized his partner’s for what it was—a necessary evil that the smaller man endured so that they could keep to their schedule.

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