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Connie Rossini
Works at Contemplative Homeschool
Attended Augustana College
Lives in New Ulm, Minnesota
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What websites or blogs have brought in sales for you through #reviews? Sometimes even blogs with large followings bring no sales. Here's one that works for me: SpiritualDirection.com. Now, it's hard to get your book on there. I am a columnist, so that helps. Every time I post a column, I sell about 15 books--ebook and paperback combined.

This week +Nancy HC Ward posted a review of A Spiritual Growth Plan for Your Choleric Child there. I have sold 21 paperbacks, 12 ebooks, and 9 copies of the Amazon version of my temperament test. It's the first big boost for my book online--better than my blog tour numbers. (I published the book May 15.) Thanks to Nancy!

Now tell us what has and hasn't worked for you.
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Let's wrap up our June promo with a discussion of what worked and what didn't. Was there anything you especially enjoyed? Anything you thought was a waste of time? Any other ideas you have to make things better next time? Thanks!
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The Catholic.org mention came directly from the press releases. Next year we can take this year's release and just make a few quick changes so that we can get it to print media early enough. Glad it all worked so well for you.
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+Nancy HC Ward reviews my latest book on SpiritualDirection.com today.
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I have 3 qualified winners for our #giveaway. Amazing when only 3 people (besides +John Paul Wohlscheid , who wasn't eligible to win) enter a giveaway. Should we give just one item to each or 2? We should notify winners today.
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I think I'll just let each of them choose which of the prizes they'd like. I'm sending emails now and will let you know if yours was chosen.
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SCOTUS just declared same-sex "marriage" a constitutional right. So, how long before the martyrdoms begin? In the end, sexual license tends toward religious persecution. Witness the shenanigans of Henry VIII and what followed in England.
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Amen! Only God can help us.
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Don't say nobody told you....
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Enter to win a signed copy of Daddy, Come & Get Me by +Gil Michelini or one of 6 other Catholic books at http://indiecatholicauthors.wordpress.com
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With the new KENP Read program from #Amazon, you can tell exactly how many pages of your book people are reading (among those who downloaded it as part of the KU/KOLL subscription program). Someone must have a day off today, because he or she has read 39 pages of my choleric child book this morning. It's kind of cool to see this--and a little scary, I have to admit.
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Here's a new post on the CWG blog about press releases, for all who want to use one in the future.
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OK, thanks
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#Sale results:

Many particpants in our June promo have been sharing their sales numbers in our Event section. Let's re-share them here so all members of the community can benefit. If you don't mind, please tell us:

1. Your average daily sales before the event.
2. How many books you sold during the event.
3. What you did personally to promote your books and the sale as a whole.

After everyone has shared, we'll analyze the results to see if we can find some "best practices" for the future. All indie marketing is trial and error, so if you feel you failed this time, don't sweat it too much! You can keep your book on the market virtually (haha) forever. There is no time crunch for sales.
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+Allison Gingras What kind of stats do you have on the program +John Connell was on? I wonder if his being the only one of us on the program on Wed., and that being the first day of the sale, he got lots of your listeners to download his free book? Maybe the technical problems on Tues. worked to his advantage.
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Last day of our sale and giveaway. If you haven't shared the sale by your fellow authors, will you please do so today. Our success can help yours! Thanks!
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Have you entered the giveaway for books by +Gil Michelini +Marianne Sciucco +John Paul Wohlscheid +Tim Speer +Jeannie Ewing +Ellen Gable Hrkach and myself? It's part of our major #ebook sale at Indie Catholic Authors. Ends tomorrow night at midnight (or Sat. morning).
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Education
  • Augustana College
    1990
Basic Information
Gender
Female
Other names
Connie Wright
Story
Tagline
Carmelite spirituality, contemplative kids.
Introduction
I am a Catholic wife and mother of four boys, dedicated to prayer and to teaching my children to pray. I am the author of Trusting God with St. Therese, which has 4.9 stars on Amazon. I developed my own homeschooling method to foster a contemplative lifestyle. I blog on that and Carmelite spirituality for adults at Contemplative Homeschool. I also own the Google+ Community Indie Catholic Authors.

I also run Catholic Spirituality Blogs Network and wrote the e-book Five Lessons from the Carmelite Saints That Will Change Your Life. You can download it free for your Kindle or Nook.

I am currently working on a series of books to help your children grow in holiness by focussing on the strengths and weaknesses of their God-given temperaments.
Bragging rights
Author of Trusting God with St. Therese, A Spiritual Growth Plan for Your Choleric Child, and the e-book Five Lessons from the Carmelite Saints That Will Change Your Life
Work
Occupation
I write on Catholic spirituality and faith-based homeschooling.
Skills
Writing, public speaking, developing homeschool curriculum, raising boys, being Catholic, cooking, foreign languages
Employment
  • Contemplative Homeschool
    Writer, Teacher, and Mother, 2001 - present
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Currently
New Ulm, Minnesota