Stop selling short by Jeyran Main

 

Jeyran is a blogger, consumer reviewer, book editor, book promoter and a freelance book translator. Her website Review Tales demonstrates her thoughts, reflections and works.

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Authors: Stop Selling Short

 

Today, I wish to talk about something that has been bothering me for a while. Time and time again I notice that books are being sold for as cheap as 99 cents. I am not talking about the used or unwanted books you sometimes see at the entrance of libraries. I am discussing about the ones that are being sold online, brand new and in various formats.

 

Why would an author sell years of his hard work, hours on end sitting, pondering, late night struggling while going over his written work, and  paying thousands of dollars to have it edited only to then sell it for 99 cents?

 

Do we have such an abundance of books out there that their work is only worth 99 cents after everything they go through to publish it? If yes, why bother?

 

Are they playing the number game? Assuming they will sell in millions and so 99 cents will still make them a profit?

 

Are they just doing all this for fun? They don’t anticipate any sales and so they do not care what the outcome is after it is published?

 

If you value and deem all this hard work to be worth only 99 cents, why would anyone else value it any higher?

 

In fact, if you dig deeper into the psychological influence you make in having a potential reader ponder over buying your 99-cent book or someone else’s 10-dollar book, you will notice that the buyer will pick the 10 dollar one.

 

This is because they unconsciously believe that if they buy a book that is 10 dollars then it must have something more to offer than a 99-cent book.

 

It is like the catch and chase theory. If you offer something for free, then it is not that appealing. If you make it a challenge, then everyone will be interested and will want to know what all the fuss is about.

 

People don’t buy a book because it is cheap, they buy it because it sounds good, the reviews are good, and the cover is appealing. So in my opinion, you are selling short on everything you sacrificed in producing. Why should you not enjoy having the satisfaction of expressing your thoughts in your book and also enjoy the exposure of it along side the financial security of which it brings?

 

Next time you wish to give away something for free, please consider, it maybe worth more than that.

 

Written by Jeyran Main

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Jeyran is a blogger, consumer reviewer, book editor, book promoter and a freelance book translator. Her website Review Tales demonstrates her thoughts, reflections and works.

How to make time to read by Jeyran Main Guest Post

 

Jeyran is a blogger, consumer reviewer, book editor, book promoter and a freelance book translator. Her website Review Tales demonstrates her thoughts, reflections and works.

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How to make time to read?

 

I have been asked numerous amount of times regarding my reading habits and how I get to read so many books and still manage to juggle everything else in my life.

 

Reading induces creativity and helps you mature your conception regarding complex problems. You grow intellectually and at the same time it comforts you in so many ways, which you may have never experienced.

 

Studies have shown that every year the average number of books being read in the United States decreases. This I believe is due to the hectic lifestyles we are modernizing into. Making time for such a rewarding thing, in my opinion, is crucial for your mental stability, growth and mood. Hence, I am going to share my secrets on how I read so many books a year with you, for it is just as beneficial as exercising every day.

 

Secret Number One: Set a goal when you start

 

When you start to read a book. Pick how many pages you wish to indulge in before setting it aside. For instance, promise yourself that no matter what, you will read 50 pages before you get up to do anything else.

 

You can increase the amount of pages, as you become a more regular reader.

 

Secret Number Two: Practice Speed Reading

 

This is a technique that is taught and is very effective. Speed-reading is especially beneficial if you are in university and you have piles of books (over 300 pages) you need to read in a short amount of time.

 

These techniques include things like reading in-group words instead of word by word or forcing your eyes to move faster by using a ruler or pen across the page.

 

Secret Number Three: Read before you sleep

 

Reading before you sleep relaxes you and tires your eyes in assisting you to sleep better. It allows you to put everything you have done aside during the day and just sweep you away into the world of which your book takes you into.

 

Next time you feel that you have no time to read, think again. You have more time than you think.

 

Written by Jeyran Main

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Jeyran is a blogger, consumer reviewer, book editor, book promoter and a freelance book translator. Her website Review Tales demonstrates her thoughts, reflections and works.

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Blogger Recognition Award

Give a brief story of how your blog started….My blog had to have a name that involved Books as I am a book addict, I buy them and read them and I love to do book reviews.  I also at age 50 moved from Illinois to Ohio and started my life over with zero possessions other than my three cats.  I have enrolled in College to get my Masters in Human Resources and love to study and learn.  I guess it’s an Obsession.

Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers….  One piece of advice to give all of the readers today is that if you join in any of the WordPress Challenges it’s easier to blog!  The topics are picked for you and you will be able to find fellow lovers of your craft easily.

The second piece of advice is that in order to gain followers you need to sincerely build relationships and honor other fellow bloggers.  Also, get a .com blog it’s worth the money.  If I had more money I would do what my friend Jeyran Main does and self-host my blog in a heartbeat.  I just found a job in Ohio and I have been here since October of 2016.  I am so happy!

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Guest Post: Jeyran Main Review Tales To Trust a Wolf Book Review

Jeyran is a blogger, consumer reviewer, book editor, book promoter and a freelance book translator. Her website Review Tales demonstrates her thoughts, reflections and book reviews.

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To Trust a Wolf – by Danielle Hardgrave

This review was kindly requested by the Author, Danielle Hardgrave

Helen is an archivist working in a museum and she is in charge of an annual event where she collects money from donors to keep the museum running. Her job is very important to her.  A historical discovery regarding a Viking hoard attracts a lot of people and that causes an increase in her responsibilities. Unknown to her, there is something hidden in the artefacts which puts her life, museum and everyone else in danger.

 

Here comes Rune Helsen, a dashing man to her rescue with a secret of his own. His agenda is not pure or clear until the end. However, he does seem to grab the heart of our heroine and as she falls for him, Rune manages to reveal this secret to Helen while explaining the reason why many are interested in the Viking hoard.

 

She tags along with him on this discovery and they are now on a mission, which will continue on as Book 2.

 

I was astonished to see how a short story could contain this much novel content. I was very impressed by how this Author did not waste anytime in including backstory and managed to build enough character to continue with her next book.

 

The paragraphs, literary standard and dialogues were very well put together and easy to understand. There was no fluffing of pages and I was pleased with the mannerism of the entire plot including the twist in the story.

 

The tale does contain sexual content and supernatural creatures such as, Vikings, Vampires and Werewolves. This paranormal romance did also remind me of the Twilight Saga.

 

I recommend this book to anyone that is interested in a short story filled with paranormal creatures.

 

Written by Jeyran Main

 

 

Guest Post Book Review by Review Tales

 

Jeyran is a blogger, consumer reviewer, book editor, book promoter and a freelance book translator. Her website Review Tales demonstrates her thoughts, reflections and book reviews.

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Angles – Part I by Erin Lockwood

This review was kindly requested by the Author, Erin Lockwood

The story of Angels is a captivating tale about a girl names Caralee. She has a loyal group of friends and one best friend, Teddy who looks out for her all the times. He gets married at the beginning of the story to a lovely girl named Anne. Although the triangle at first looks like he has feelings for Cara and it is going to be a troublesome trio, the story takes on a new drama twist with the appearance of a dashingly handsome man named Sam.

Sam is everything a girl wants not just by the way he looks but also his mannerism. The sense of security, sensuality, and his gentlemanly behavior is to perfection. His presence alone brings along turmoil of emotions for Cara, let alone the way he interacts with her. There is a slight problem, though; Cara is already in a relationship with another gentleman, Jason.

The protectiveness of Teddy also takes a great deal of affect in this tale where Sam and Jason both are his friends, and he appears to have strong feelings for Cara himself, as well.

This dynamic tale of events does certainly wrap your head in a twist but, thankfully not so much of a knot. The pace and level of understanding are superb along side the skill in making each character appealing to the reader. The Author has excellent taste in expressing what actually goes on in a woman’s head. There was so much back and forth that even I, as a woman felt like saying “no wonder they say we, as women, are complex.”

I found Cara not as mature and robust as I would have liked her to be. When you have so many men wanting to be with you and constantly trying to steal your affections, then a substantial lead would be more attractive. The issue Cara had was that the men she was in a relationship would not commit to her and in her defense, she does come to a realization that she has to grow up, but it is a little too late. Altogether, her vulnerability was pleasing to the plot, and I enjoyed the inter-connectivity of the whole story together.

The ending is sweet and promises a second series. I look forward to finding out what happens to this girl and her friends.

I recommend this book to contemporary romance readers. You will enjoy reading this book in one sitting.

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