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Connie Rossini
Works at Contemplative Homeschool
Attended Augustana College
Lives in New Ulm, Minnesota
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I know some of you are secretly hungering for me to share something that flopped in my marketing efforts. So here are the results of my 3-day Countdown Deal for A Spiritual Growth plan for Your Choleric Child. I sold 30 ebooks for just over $20 royalty. Well, better than nothing. And I did sell 3 paperbacks yesterday, which may have been due to advertising the sale. This book has done much better as a paperback so far. Now I need to consider whether to take it out of KDP Select. That would mean losing $1.40 per ebook sale. Ebook sales have been really slow--1 or 2 per week for a book that came out in May. Should I make it available through other retailers? Any thoughts?
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Actually, as I add up the sales, it's almost exactly 1 per day when I include the 30 from this Countdown Deal (83 books in 82 days).  If I exclude those, it's about $1.80 profit per day. Can I make up an average of $.90 per day lost, if I have it on other venues. My sense is it's worth a try. I could always go back to Select later.
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Welcome to all the new members coming as a result of my Facebook post (or just chance)! If you have books that you have self-published or are available through an independent press--which I am defining here as one that publishes the publisher's own writing as well as a small number of others'--please tell us about your books and include links. They go in the "Our books and ebooks" category. We also have a blog. I will try to add new members' photos and links to their blogs and books soon on the Our Authors page. Please be patient if it takes me a while. I'm very busy writing and selling books!
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I just finished calculating my sales through July 16, which would be one year from the publication of Trusting God with St. Therese. About $12,500 in Sales, Royalty Payments, and Speaking Fees. I'm very pleased with those numbers and plan to tell you how I did it for my next post on the ICA blog.
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Outstanding +Connie Rossini !  An inspiration to the whole group.
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Last day of $.99 sale for A Spiritual Growth Plan for Your Choleric Child.
A Spiritual Growth Plan for Your Choleric Child (A Spiritual Growth Plan for Your Children Book 2) - Kindle edition by Connie Rossini. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading A Spiritual Growth Plan for Your Choleric Child (A Spiritual Growth Plan for Your Children Book 2).
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It's high time I got another schedule up for blog posts. Sorry I'm so tardy on this. Our blog has been pretty quiet since our sale. Here is the schedule. If you'd like to be added, let me know. If you can't make your date or have decided not to write for the blog, please let me know as soon as possible and I'll remove you from the calendar.

August 5 - +John Connell
August 12 - Repost from +Nancy HC Ward
August 17 - +Jeannie Ewing
August 24 - +Lisa Nicholas
August 31 - +Allison Gingras
September 7 - +Gil Michelini 
September 14 - +John Paul Wohlscheid
September 21 - +Connie Rossini or new author.

If we don't have any new volunteers, we'll continue on in this pattern. I will post the dates here in a couple of weeks, once I've given newcomers time to volunteer. This is a great way to help all of us get more exposure. Write about your writing process, being a Catholic author, a self-interview, your favorite tools, etc . Thanks!
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Great ideas, +Connie Rossini !  Thanks.
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My choleric child book is having it's first ebook sale now thru Tuesday morning. Say a prayer, if you would, and l'll tell you the results next week. Thanks!
A Spiritual Growth Plan for Your Choleric Child (A Spiritual Growth Plan for Your Children Book 2) - Kindle edition by Connie Rossini. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading A Spiritual Growth Plan for Your Choleric Child (A Spiritual Growth Plan for Your Children Book 2).
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First ever ebook sale on my new book for Catholic parents! Only $.99 now through Tuesday morning.
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$.99 ebook sale on A Spiritual Growth Plan for Your Choleric Child ends tomorrow morning. Buy it now before you forget.
A Spiritual Growth Plan for Your Choleric Child (A Spiritual Growth Plan for Your Children Book 2) - Kindle edition by Connie Rossini. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading A Spiritual Growth Plan for Your Choleric Child (A Spiritual Growth Plan for Your Children Book 2).
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Currently #3 in #Homeschool and #24 in Catholicism on Amazon. And only $.99 for the next 2 days!
A Spiritual Growth Plan for Your Choleric Child (A Spiritual Growth Plan for Your Children Book 2) - Kindle edition by Connie Rossini. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading A Spiritual Growth Plan for Your Choleric Child (A Spiritual Growth Plan for Your Children Book 2).
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I am finally writing the post for second-quarter releases. Anybody publish between April 1 and June 30 besides myself and +John Paul Wohlscheid ? Let me know and I'll add your book.
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Blah, I don't like having to define these things. "Independent publisher" at its most basic means one not affiliated with a big corporation. I believe about half of all traditional publishers would fit into that definition. I think most Catholic publishers would also fit the bill. However, I don't want to duplicate the work of CWG, but fill another niche, which is, helping Catholics who do not have a traditional publisher to succeed. Many self-publishers who are successful go on to help others by publishing their work also. This is what +Ellen Gable Hrkach has done.  So for the purposes of this community, we promote works self-published, or published by another self-publisher who has taken on fellow writers. But all orthodox Catholic writers are welcome to learn from us and share their experiences as members. Many of our members  have not yet published any books. Others have done traditional, but are looking at self-publishing. Others have crossed over to traditional after self-publishing. others may always do traditional, but want to learn more about marketing. I could say that we basically have 2 levels of membership.
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My new ebook for Catholic parents is only $.99 now through Tuesday morning. Don't miss out!
A Spiritual Growth Plan for Your Choleric Child (A Spiritual Growth Plan for Your Children Book 2) - Kindle edition by Connie Rossini. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading A Spiritual Growth Plan for Your Choleric Child (A Spiritual Growth Plan for Your Children Book 2).
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A woman who bought my Trusting God book at the MN Catholic Homeschool Conference just ordered 20 copies and 6 copies of my choleric book at #wholesale. Her family business travels to conferences and holds book fairs at Catholic schools. Yeah! I guess I can chalk those sales up to my conference presence. Trusting God with St. Therese has now been out one year and this is the first resale opportunity for the paperback that has come through for me. Don't give up if sales seem hard to get started. Keep getting out there. You never know when something you did in the past will bear great fruit.
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Great work...perseverance pays off.
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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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New Ulm, Minnesota