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My career in a single chart 📈

They say a journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step. It’s been more than six years since I took that first step and set off to be a writer, armed with nothing but thousands of books read and a vague dream I didn’t dare hope would come true. Unlike many writers who studied the craft and did everything by the book, I fumbled around like a bat in the sunshine, and over the years I made just about every mistake one could make in this industry. But I wouldn’t change a single thing, because each failure was a lesson learned. My career took shape with each book I wrote, with each publishing contract I signed, and each publisher I left. Six years ago I was scribbling my first novella on an old notebook, and today I’m still in awe of the technology that has become my business partner. Authors nowadays have access to incredible resources, for which I’m grateful every day. I am always excited to learn new things, always on the lookout to learn and improve both my craft and my marketing skills. And I’m even more excited to see my hard work is paying off.

This is most of my career in a single chart – my evolution as an author on Amazon. Picturing that vague dream that started six years ago, now I can’t believe how close I stay to that illusive #1, among thousands of brilliant authors and their fine works!

Author rank 15 august 2019

A new kindle book is published EVERY FIVE MINUTES on Amazon. According to the numbers up to date, there are over SIX MILLION EBOOKS on Amazon alone, and that number increases exponentially every year. It’s humbling and exhilarating to know I manage to stay afloat in this sea of words, and it motivates me tremendously that people all over the world read my stories. Some like them, some don’t, but I am happy they make an impression either way. As I’m expanding and exploring other genres, it’s my fondest wish to prove an author can be successful writing in several genres, and it’s my mission to write at least one story for each type of reader. Watch this space to see if I’ll succeed, and if you haven’t already, subscribe to my newsletter to receive the latest updates of my crazy, beautiful, breathtaking, heart-wrenching journey!

Yours,

Melinda

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“Love, Christmas 2” made it to the Best Movies eBooks of All Time! @BookAuthority

Holy Moly, I’ve been off Twitter for a couple of days and here’s what I missed: the anthology Love, Christmas 2 – Movies You Love (The Holiday Series Book 2) published by our group, Authors’ Billboard, made it to BookAuthority’s Best Movies eBooks of All Time:
https://bookauthority.org/books/best-movies-ebooks?t=izqov2&s=award&book=B07G4K5YR2

BookAuthority Best Movies eBooks of All Time

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Every day, their site scans the web for notable books on various topics, then collects dozens of different signals about each book (such as public mentions, recommendations, ratings, sentiment and sales history) and uses a propritary algorithm to rate each book.
Only the very best books are featured in BookAuthority’s lists.
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BookAuthority collects and ranks the best books in the world, and it is a great honor for my wonderful co-authors and me to get this kind of recognition. A million thanks to all our readers for your support! It’s moments like these that make us happy, accomplished authors. ❤