You never forget your first . . . Damyanti where are you?

Back at my favorite coffee shop. No homeless guy today—still gonna offer him a drink next time I see him. Book sales have stalled despite receiving good reviews. I think this throwing five bucks here and there on to see what will stick is not working. 

Need to create more of that cross-channel marketing that Steve my webguy keeps harping on. You’ve got to drive people to Amazon and B&N. That’s easy for Steve to say, but with only four people regularly reading this blog, I can only do so much. Now if those readers would mention me on their blogs . . . that might help.

Damyanti, are you out there? Could you send a little love my way? In the form of readers?

Damyanti was my first follower. She’s from Singapore and writes a very popular blog. You can check it out here: 

You always remember your first, and I will always remember Damyanti. I wonder if she ever thinks of me, or has checked out my website: My Website

Sometimes, I imagine her siting at a table in the neighborhood food court where she likes to do her blogging, sipping tea and picking at the fruit on her plate, while I sit at my local Starbucks—half a world away. Maybe she is reading my book as I sit here typing, at this very moment.

I just Googled the time in Singapore, it’s 3:29 AM Tuesday, September 3rd.  So much for that fantasy.

Maybe she has trouble sleeping and is reading my book. I hope she doesn’t get to the part about the crazy spy—if she does, she’ll never get to sleep. It’s really creepy.  

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About authorwilliamcrawford

A graduate of Northwestern, William Crawford began telling stories at the age of five to his cousins late at night while on family vacations in the Great North Woods. This quickly progressed—if you can call two decades quickly progressing— to political satire. In 1996 the author created a parody on the OJ Simpson saga; My Search for the Real Killer, not by OJ Simpson became a minor cult classic. The author’s real ambition was to become a novelist. Over the years he developed several storylines. Once he retired from his safety position in government he turned that ambition into reality. The result is the Floating Man, a mystery thriller that takes place in the past and present replete with psychosexual overtones and historical figures and events that are woven into a story of love, discovery, ambition, greed, death, and redemption.
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3 Responses to You never forget your first . . . Damyanti where are you?

  1. JP McLean says:

    Found you at Mike Grant’s White Wolf Moon. I think we’re all in the same boat. Finding new readers is a challenge and they’re so much better at playing hide and seek than new authors.

  2. Damyanti says:

    This was such a fascinating post, William, brought me a smile.

    I’ll try send some readers your way, but I’m not sure I know how. Would you like to guest post for me to drive readers to your blog? My blog gets hits purely because it’s been around for almost six years now.

    I wish you all the luck with your book, and will download it asap :). You can tell your webguy your marketing is bringing results 😉

  3. Damyanti, you made my day. I would love to do a guest post for you, just let me know how. I’m still pretty new at this. Look forward to seeing you when my book tour reaches Singapore. Judging by sales, I should be there no later than 2025.

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