So excited to see my Book 4 featured on Digital Book Today!
t's 27th already here in Australia, so Book 4 is now FREE for a couple of days.
Its Fantasy Adventure and the first three books have ratings of 4.5, 4.8 and 4.4 stars. Having just published I have only one review on Book 4 and it is 5 stars.
That's the link if you would like to check it out. I would love to have some more people read it and leave reviews.
As of tomorrow I am putting it up on a FREE book promo for three days.
Please read it and leave a review.
Its been out now in Australia for nearly a day and as the new day comes around the world, it's going live, country by country.
- The Fallen
- The Guardians
- Child of a Guardian and of the Free
- The Free
...all by me - alias Dan O'Sullivan.
Hope you like them!
Here is the link:
Merry Christmas from Danielle
An adventure filled with love, war, desire, intrigue, hate, revenge, obsession and passion.
You can pre-order today for only US$0.99 (That's about $1.31 for the Aussies.)
Its available on Amazon - Just search for Dan O'Sullivan The Free under books.
If you enjoy it, please let me a 5 star review.
They went through each step of the process and focused on how to get the maximum exposure for my book and how to control the cost. They also have a good amount of info on how to maintain my ad once it is live and how to ensure I alter it to ensure it remains productive.
I highly recommend this course. It was easy to follow and I was able to stop the video and create my ad as it went.
Here is the site where I found Publisher Rocket: https://publisherrocket.com/
I am releasing Book 4 THE FREE on the 23rd of Dec, so we will see how this advertising goes. BOOK 4 - 23 Dec (Available for pre-order now.)
Search for Daoine Maithe on Amazon.
I would be very grateful if my friends could download a copy and leave a 5 star review.
It can be pre-ordered for only 0.99US. Reviews would be so helpful and I would be very appreciative.
THE FREE (Book 4) Pre-order now for release 23 Dec 2020
More on writing boring stuff… Right at the start, before I type “Chapter 1” I like to write down my characters names and give them traits.
Sam. University student, single, arrogant, obsessed with his pet cat, bad driver, fantastic cook, spends his spare time at the theatre watching old movies, fantasizes about being an alien.
That’s not very inspiring. If I’m still bored when I have written out their traits, chances are I need to start over…
Sam. University student, juggling 3 girlfriends, nervous wreck, talks to his cat like it’s human and believes it answers him, never got a license but drives anyway, experiments with semi-poisonous substances in his cooking, spends all his spare time at the hospital looking for used medical items for his collection of blood-stained paraphernalia, fantasizes about whether his finger will go through into his brain if he picks his nose too hard.
Chances are I will do better the second time.
I release Book 4 - "The Free" in 5 days, so for the next few days you can get Books 1, 2 and 3 for free.
GET BOOKS 1, 2 and 3 for FREE on Amazon
The link is up on Amazon and available for purchase from 23rd Dec.
I bet Raymond Feist doesn't sulk when he gets a negative review. I reckon he probably replies with "Sure, whatever you reckon, but look at how many copies I sold, bwah ha ha ha ha!"
Wow I crumbled fast when I got a negative review. I sulked for a couple of minutes then reminded myself to take my own advice and learn from it. For a few minutes there, I was thinking, are my books actually good? I got a lot of good positive reviews, but that one half-hearted review stung a bit. Then I started thinking, why am I writing? Why am I publishing my writing? Because I love writing! I love telling stories. I love sharing them with people. Most people loved the stories, but then someone said the stories were not their taste. That’s fair enough! No every book is to everyone’s taste. I am not going to let one bad review derail me. Onwards and upwards! Publishing in 7 days.
You can’t beat it really, if you want to self-publish. I’m in the process of publishing Book 4 of my Daoine Maithe Series, and its been a while. Since I last published, Create Space (who I was using to create paperbacks) has joined with KDP and it is all done in the same place. So a few new things for me to learn, but still seems just as easy to upload and publish.
I admire someone who wants to break from tradition and present something entirely different, but I haven’t reached that platform yet. Humans are creatures of habit and most enjoy feeling comfortable and secure, with a book that does not cause them to have work hard to read it. The trouble is, in order to make something new “easy to read” I would have to get my audience used to reading that new style of writing. If they are driven away because it’s too different, they will never read another one of my books. If I was going to write something without following the “rules” and in a completely new and unconventional style, it had better be good. Most people will call a book boring if they find it difficult to read or it’s filled with purple prose. Easy to read: Daoine Maithe Books 1, 2 and 3. The Fallen, The Guardians, Child of a Guardian and of the Free. Coming in 8 days: Book 4, The Free.
Lord of the Rings has sold over 150million copies. Yet I have ready some
of the funniest 1-star reviews about these books. “books for weirdos” “wouldn’t
give it to my worst enemy” “who reads trash like that?” “must have been written
by a lunatic”. If I ever sell 150million copies of a book, feel free to call me
a lunatic. It may not sell 150 million copies, but Book 4 of the Daoine Maithe
series is being released in 8 days and is a very good, easy read. It’s fast-paced
and action packed, with epic battles, romance, thrilling adventures and plot
When I was just starting out with writing, I obviously wanted mainly good reviews, but the most useful reviews I got were negative. You can get all your friends, family and paid strangers to leave 5-star reviews, and this will make you feel good. Then you get your first negative review. I like to use these reviews. I pick them apart and see how I can apply the "suggestions" to my work to improve my writing. Sometimes negative reviews are good comedy. I had a review on one of my fantasy books complaining that the book was fantasy. But in many cases, if I believe I can learn and improve, I use negative reviews to work out what I could be doing better.
“If you want to take the island you need to burn the boats.” —Tony Robbins.Sep 18, 2017I didn’t do that. As a result, it has taken me years to finish Book 4 of the Daoine Maithe series. I have thought a lot about “burning the boats” and the implications. I genuinely think this is a good strategy if there are not hungry kids, mortgages, bills, and other commitments involved. If I was the only person to be impacted by “burning the boats” I would do it in a second and sometimes I longed to do this. As it is, my boat burning strategy was a little different. In the time it’s taken me to finish off the book, the kids have grown up so much, my dance studio has flourished, and I have written another trilogy for middle-grade. Now I can burn the boats without sinking the family.