Math has never been my strong point, but those who keep track of the publishing business report that hundreds of thousands of books are now being published every month. Or maybe that was billions every hour, the numbers are so cosmic that I don't dare take my focus off of writing fiction to count 'em and weep. How is any given book to get noticed? Particularly a self-published book with no budget for advertising. This is an obsession with me and I'm constantly seeking ways to do that.
Writing a short story in the same "world" as the novel is supposed to help. Check. See my free short story Valkyrie in the Demon Realm below. All experts agree that compelling covers are essential (more on that next week)! The Demon Realm story has a new cover. Checked that box.
The story of Sybil's adventure just after leaving The Forbidden Zone is told in Valkyrie in the Demon Realm. Still free in all formats.
Some experts say writing more books helps. I'm doing that, well, basically it's done. A new book Valkyrie on Planet Fury is on its way. Featuring Sybil from Planet Valkyrie, it's in the editing stages--watch this space to see the stunning cover next Monday.
I've decided to go all-Kindle on both books so that Kindle Unlimited readers can sample it free. I'm checking off tactics as fast as I can. Still not at checkmate, but it's not for want of trying.