Bigger is not always Better
However, with the huge surge of self-published books came the hard times of promoting books that is getting harder by the minute.
There are thousands of great stories hidden in the haystack of books and readers can't find them because the authors can't afford the growing marketing fees to push their books to closer to the surface.
A large group of authors, desperate to be recognized, started offering their books for free and this practice got out of hand very fast. They created a huge reader base that will not pay for the author's hard work, they want books for free.
I kept looking for new ways to promote my books besides my website and social sites which are getting saturated with free books. I'm getting sales when my books are promoted in a Reader Magazine and I get a lot of visitors on my website, but my book sales are only the fraction of what it was when my first book was published.
Then I joined author groups thinking that genre specific groups are followed by readers who can find my books too.
Will readers find me in large groups?
Then I had an idea
I created a blog with a small group of various genre authors where every author is visible.
I want to keep the group small and grow to only about 15-20 members.
However, we invite guest authors with a catch. They have to write a story inspired by the posted pictures in order to be featured on our blog: