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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

On the Road to the Top 100


By now, many of you know that the eight authors who participated in the making of the Unforgettable Heroes boxed set have hit the big time by being recognized as Amazon Top 100 Most Popular Contemporary Romance Authors. I am still pinching myself, like many of my fellow authors, realizing that’s really me in the photo.

I know many of you have often dreamed of one of your books reaching a visible (and potentially lucrative) position on one of the main lists (and many of you have been there). Unforgettable Heroes certainly has done that already, making it to the top five romance anthologies, the top 50 contemporary romances and the top 75 romances. We have all belief it will go much further and perhaps even be recognized on a list outside of those at Amazon.  But how does that happen?

Here’s what I know for sure: it takes more than one person and it takes a lot of hard work and attention for not one week, but many. You get by with a lot of help from your friends, and that means relying on not only those close to you, but fellow authors in a joint marketing effort and even authorsof competing books who might join forces so their books and yours receive more visibility.

Social media is the key and the further you can spread the word on what a really great bargain your book is, the better. Of course, nothing works better than writing the best book you can. Write a great book, and they will come, eventually.

So here I am, celebrating a success with my seven friends and fellow authors. Celebrate with us and get your copy of Unforgettable Heroes. Better yet, also buy it for friends. You won’t forget the heroes.

Oh, also stop by this Friday at www.authorroastandtoast.blogspot.com, from 10 a.m. until the end of the day and help us celebrate with virtual food, drink and some great door prizes.

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Bobbye Terry is the bestselling contemporary romance author of This Magic Moment in the Amazon boxed set, Unforgettable Heroes. Other contemporary romances by her include Rose, It's Magic, writing as Daryn Cross and Mr. Wrong, Fat Chance and Intimate Investor, writing as Terry Campbell.

 

13 comments:

Victoria said...

I've had several friends in boxed sets like this and it's always a good thing. Congratulations! And you're absolutely right - getting the info out there, usually through social media, is key. Can't wait to read these stories! :)

Tina Donahue said...

So true, Renee - takes a lot of hard work and a concentrated effort by many.

Congrats!

Bobbye Terry said...

Thanks, Tina, but this Bobbye Terry who wrote this. Guess I better edit to show that. :)

Sandy said...

Congratulations on your success, Bobbye, and to all the other great authors in this boxed set.

Krista said...

Yay Bobbye...so happy for you and the other 7 authors as well !!

Renee Vincent said...

So happy and proud to be one of the eight authors who climbed this Amazon bestselling ladder with you Bobbye! (Or should I call you Renee LOL - that was funny!)

Bobbye Terry said...

Thanks to everyone who has commented! It has been a thrill--so amazing for me.

jean hart stewart said...

Congratulations to all of you...

Cara Marsi said...

Bobbye, I'm so happy for you and the others who have found this success. I can understand why the boxed set has sold so well with a great cover and all of you talented authors.

Molly Daniels said...

Congratulations to all of you! One request: Don't forget about us? ROFL....looking forward to reading these:)

Constance Phillips said...

Congrats to all the authors of this great box set!

Melissa Keir said...

Congrats! I agree about the friendships. The anthologies and boxed sets are really selling right now.

donnacgoode@hughes.net said...

Very cool, Bobbye--and everyone else. Congratulations!
~Cate

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