How Do You Advertise?

Lauren Mayhew Author - Liliana TrilogyI’ve really been struggling to make sales for my book. I know it’s my first book and no-one knows who the hell I am, but I still would have expected a few more than… well… zero!

Here’s the link to my book: Amazon UKAmazon US Have I done something wrong with the listing?

The price of my book was relatively high, so I have changed that to the lowest that Amazon will allow an eBook to go and yet, even with Twitter and Facebook, I still can’t get people to click the link to my book.

I’ve tried Twitter, Facebook and Goodreads paid advertising and yet nothing seems to work. Continue reading “How Do You Advertise?”


Don’t be so hard on us!

I’ve seen a fair few people talking about mistakes in Indie books and how it has a negative impact on readers and the Indie author name. This really annoys me, especially when it comes from Indie authors themselves.

Not long after I published my first book, I realised that there were a few mistakes in it. Some were missing words, words spelled wrong and the occasional comma missing. To correct the mistakes I would have to pay £29 to revise my book and at the time, I didn’t really have the money to spare, so I left it as it was. Continue reading “Don’t be so hard on us!”

Writer’s Block No More (hopefully!)

Book one – Reality is in a Dream – was published in November and since then I have been focusing on writing Book 2 in the trilogy. It hasn’t been going well. Not well at all…

You can get Book One here OR read the First Chapter

Book 2

I’ve written 20,000 words, as you can see by my expertly placed picture on the right. But the more I thought about what I had written, the more I began to dislike it. Continue reading “Writer’s Block No More (hopefully!)”

Is it just me?

Lauren Mayhew Author - Liliana TrilogySo this morning I was thinking about all the reasons why I haven’t sent my book to any publishing houses. The main one – because I know that they won’t ever read what I’ve written. This may seem very pessimistic, but in my eyes it’s the truth.

I have seen so many people with publishing deals who’s books have made it big, but in my opinion they had it all set up for them. Some of them are married/ in relationships with celebrities, others are celebrities. I won’t name names, because some of the people that fall into this category actually have worked hard to achieve their success and I wish them all the luck for the future.

However, why should these people get it so easy?

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Chapter 1 of ‘Reality is in a Dream’

Reality is in a Dream by Lauren MayhewI’ve tried my best to advertise my book. I’ve used adverts on Facebook, which believe me was a complete waste of money, and I’ve posted on Twitter, Tumblr and Goodreads, (Click the links to be taken to my pages) but I’m not sure how successful it has all been.

So today I am going to give you all a snippet of my debut novel. Now for the serious bit… I own all copyright to my book and would appreciate it if you asked me before taking any of my words! You can contact me anywhere by following the links above. Just click read more to read Chapter 1! Links to buy my book are at the bottom of the post.

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My Year So Far

Lauren Mayhew Author Head ShotSo… I’ve never really understood blogs and yet here I am writing my first ever blog post! Well, that’s not strictly true. I write the blog for work twice a week, so it’s my first ever blog post all about me! I want to give you some background detail about my life in the past few years and then tell you how this year has been the best year of my life!

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