Free Today

I have made 2 of my ebooks free today on Amazon!

All I ask is that you write a review if you like the books and help spread the word to others (hopefully this will increase sales as total sales in 2 months is currently 1 book!)

free ebboks

free ebboks

 

head over to Amazon NOW and get the books! if you look closely at the photo you can see my other free book on the bottom left!

click here

Help The Moose – SOM Save Our Moose

Ok ladies and gentlemen I come to you in desperate need of your help, ideas and advice.

My books are not selling! My new book has sold 1 copy on kindle, and 4 paperbacks – of those 4 paperbacks I have bought 2 of them and the person who bought the kindle edition also purchased the paperback so it means only 3 people have bought the new book.

I am humbly asking for your help in suggesting ways to promote the books as I obviously have no idea how to do it and as a result my confidence is at ground zero!

I did a free promotion on the poetry book which generated 75 “sales” but no additional sales as a result so is it worth me making Diary of The Depressed Moose book 1 free to try and get some interest in the 2nd book?

Ideas and suggestions needed because I am at my wits end checking the sales and not seeing the figures go up and this is not helping my mood.

Depression and the feeling of being a failure are not helped by people not wanting my books – yes I know its silly but that is how depression works.

Click here for my authors page on Amazon and check out the books, maybe you can come up with better ideas for the descriptions anything that helps is welcomed.

Stepping Into the Light is Free Today!

To try and generate some interest in my books I have made the book of poetry, Stepping into the light – poems from the darkness, free today in the Amazon Kindle store.

You don’t even need to have a kindle you can download and install the Kindle for pc app from amazon and view it.

Please help to promote this book I would be very grateful.

If you do purchase and read the book please be kind enough to write a review of it on Amazon to help more people decide to buy it in the future.

Amazon.com click here

Amazon.co.uk click here

Amazon.ca click here

The book, as are all my others are also available on Amazon sites in France, Germany, Japan, Spain, Italy and Brazil.

Thank you!

Even I can afford a free book

Advertising that meets my approval

This is the sort of advertising I like!

This is the sort of advertising I like!

When I opened my email from Amazon yesterday with its recommendations for me I was pleasantly surprised by the inclusion of 2 of my books! I wonder if anyone else got these recommended to them.

Still a good way to start the day methinks!

Book Sales Review

I am pleased to announce that Diary of The Depressed Moose 2 is now available on Kindle and paperback formats through Amazon, taken my total books published in 2012 to 3!

Bare in mind that in reality its only been since August that I published them so I am very proud of myself to have accomplished this in 4 months.

Now I am going to turn around for a huge pat on the back from you lot!

And while your in a good mood may I ask a favour? no? tough I am going to anyway.

You can visit my “Authors” page on Amazon here where all my books are listed. I would be most grateful if you could click on the books and click like for each one.

So back to sales on Amazon

On kindle I have sold a total of 52 copies of my books – 8 in the USA and 44 in the UK

In Paperback format I have sold a total of 61 copies 1 in Europe, 15 in the USA and 45 in the UK

so a grand total of 113 books have been sold on Amazon

I can look back on this year with a feeling of pride! I have come a long way since the dark days at the start of 2012 and although the war is still not over I have won more battles than I have lost!

Roll on 2013!

A Month of Stepping into the Light

Today is a month since my book of poems was published.

For those new to my blog the idea was for a collection of poems written by people with mental health illnesses with 50% of the proceeds being donated to Mind a charity based here in the UK.

I am disappointed to say the least that Mind have not helped me to promote the book, especially as more sales equals more money for them but my last contact with them was on 3rd September so I will assume they have forgotten about me and the book.

In terms of sales here is the breakdown for you – not including the free copies I gave to the people who contributed poems.

Smashwords - 8

Amazon – kindle version - 4

Amazon – Paperback – 22

So a grand total of 34 sales in 1 month which is not to bad really. Hopefully if Mind can get behind me it will increase the word of mouth and get people at the very least aware of the book. I guess I can cope with an average of 1 sale a day over a year that’s 365 books! (see I can look on the bright side)

The only blemish is that on smashwords 38 people were given copies of the book in return for a review to be written and thus far only 5 people have done that.  From what I can gather though it is pretty rare for a review to be done anyway so I wont hold it against people because I am nice like that!

The other good news is that my own book is outselling this one and the profits from that one are mine ALL MINE! (evil laugh)

 

101 Reasons to be Cheerful

My books have now sold 101 copies!

That’s a pretty impressive number and a great way to start a week.

That is in all formats paperback and e book across amazon and smashwords.

And I am so proud of myself this morning!

I have even taken some screen shots of The Diary of The Depressed Moose’s ranking on Amazon.co.uk

Paperback ranked #82 in books on depression

Amazon.co.uk book ranking

 

Kindle version rankings are even better

Kindle ranking from Amazon.co.uk

 

My friends across the pond are letting the side down so looks like my planned book signing tour of the USA will need to be cancelled until they start buying the books (HINT HINT)

Monday morning, 10 hours sleep last night and 3 figures in book sales

This week is going to be my week I can just feel it!

Six Months is a Long Time

This weekend marks 6 months since I hit rock bottom see here for details of how low. Whilst I do not want to keep bringing up what is now known as “the window incident” I can look back with an overwhelming sense of pride and achievement at how far I have come in that time.

It got to the point where my life could have ended but with the help of good friends, spirits looking over me and a new relationship with Jesus I have been on a steady incline since that day, despite the highs and lows of the past 6 months I have never again been as bad as I was before.

So lets look back at how far I have come because it is important with an illness like depression to celebrate the steps made in recovery.

  1. Started this blog in June – yep still only a newbie in the blogging world it feels like a lot longer but I’m still learning bits and pieces and (hopefully) improving as a writer!
  2. Published 2 books on mental health illnesses – now I am not sure if I have mentioned my books before but what the hell it’s a bloody good achievement despite my doom and gloom over the sales, The fact is (including around 35 free copies) I have sold 90 books! holy crap 90 books! Thats in paperback and ebook formats
  3. ok this has to be said again 90 books!
  4. I am helping people – I have received numerous messages from people who have read my blog telling me how they have been either inspired or helped by what they have read! Complete strangers have reached out to me! The sense of pride I feel when people contact me is unbelievable.
  5. I am raising money for charity with the poetry book. If I raise only £10 then it is still an achievement.
  6. I am making new friends on wordpress, twitter and facebook and becoming “known” for my blog.
  7. I am raising awareness about depression and getting people educated in the process.
  8. 90 books! seriously that’s blown me away 10 away from 3 figures I am gonna have to find a way to celebrate, maybe a signed copy or two as a competition LOL
  9. My marriage has never been better since I sought help about my depression. I see couples breaking up over mental health illnesses and a reluctance to talk about it. I am hoping to break down some barriers about the importance for men in particular to seek help and open up.
  10. I feel like my kids, and step sons are proud of me for having published books. More importantly I am proud of myself for being brave enough to post everything without being anonymous and holding nothing back. It gives people a face to the illness and makes them realise they are not alone.

 

as lists go this is not bad for 6 months work is it? considering if I did a list for the previous 10 years it would not be more than 1/4 long.

Heck I even managed to quit mafia wars!

So my message to you all is list your achievements, stand back and look at them and get that sense of pride you deserve for all the work you put into recovery. It’s not about how many is on the list it is all about the fact that there is something there for you to be proud off!

 

Books Published by The Depressed Moose – Plug Time!

Big Plug

Desperate times call for desperate measures and as sales for September are stuck at 1 here is a gentle reminder of the books I have published in the hope that you will share will all your friends and they might take pity on me.

Did you know today was National Spread the Moose book links day?

oh you didnt? well its the first year of it’s existence :D

Diary of The Depressed Moose

Diary of The Depressed Moose

Available on Amazon.co.uk on Kindle and Paperback here

Available on Amazon.com for my friends in America here

Available in multi e-reader formats from smashwords here

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Stepping into the Light – Poems from the Darkness

Stepping into the Light – Poems from the Darkness

This book of poetry is helping to raise money for the charity Mind with them receiving 50% of the profits. A great cause and well worth the few pounds/dollars

Available on amazon.co.uk on kindle here

on paperback at amazon.co.uk here

Paperback on amazon.com here and kindle here

and multi e-reader formats on smashwords here

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update in January to include

Diary of The Depressed Moose 2

Diary of The Depressed Moose 2

Available on Amazon.co.uk here

available on Amazon.com here

 

Fly my pretties fly and spread the word! Remember my Christmas depends on the books selling so no pressure on you :-)