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Book Marketing Questions

Book Marketing Questions

Throughout my life one of the greatest concerns was, “Is Rhapsodie alright?”  That and the fact that as a woman in a religious organization the best goal in life would be to marry to bring credit to my family or to become a full-time volunteer minister have caused me to have a very narrow focus.  Hearing and reading were my main tools for diversion from life.  Hearing others experiences and stories, reading adventures and romance, all led me up to the point of respecting and caring about the stories others shared that I was interested in.  It has also helped me appreciate others more than I can explain.

But above and beyond my personal life stories written by another that I care about have caused me to love people outside of my immediate acquaintance to a greater extent.  These books impacted me in such a great way because of the relationship I have with the author of the works and the history I have in life.

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But who else should these books be shared with?  Who are the individuals the work of Ava D. Dohn will appeal to?  What are the struggles being taken at present to determine who to share with?

 

Determining Answers to Marketing Questions

For the last ten years’ time has been expended on writing and rewriting the material to be shared with the public.  My time as a Walmart cashier and door greeter helped me become acquainted with a wide variety of people, but it still hasn’t helped to determine who the target market is or should be.  Since 2010 I’ve been taking college classes, at first for a marketing degree and now for another, but still the target market remains undefined.

Early this morning my purchase of John Locke’s How I sold 1 Million Ebooks in 5 Months caused me to read more words about having a defined target market.  And those words are tremendously pertinent.  But our target market is still undefined.  The goal and purpose of the Sisters of the BloodWind is to introduce the readers to the world of warriors that have fought for Millenia to save the universe from implosion and evil destruction.  To cause the readers to fall in love with individuals that fight for freedom and true love.

Some reader’s comments were from people that have found religion to be a disappointment to their hearts.  Those readers are people that have searched for true love, and have found that men’s rules given in religion break the law of love shared in the scriptures.  For me as an individual that search for true love was never very hard because of the love shared by my family fulfilled my desire until I became acquainted with the greater love shared in the Chronicles of Heaven’s War series.  My heart tells me that sharing the work is good, even though everyone else in the author’s intimate group thinks the time expended is a waste.  And it might be without a more specific target market definition.  But who should I market too?

So Who Should be Marketed Too?

Figuring out who the readers may be is the hardest task so far in sharing writing.  It is the reader who will come to care, it is the reader that will develop a love or a hate for the characters.  It is the reader who is important, not the buyer.  A buyer may take the book into their library and that’s it.  A reader is one who will desire to read more, that will develop a heart for the characters that make the story so impactful.  So who is a person that will read this book without knowing the story?

Ava D.’s books are written in a Tolkienish style, this means that it is not presented in a familiar style and the story will live long after the author dies. The book promotes love, freedom, the value of life, and the value of true friends and lovers. But at the same time it shares an alternate universe with the world that interacts with people from earth. The space ships, interplanetary and interdimensional travel cause me to see the book as a fantasy. The structure of the story presentation is similar to the works of Bruce Catton which means it is sectionalized by events with multiple characters.  But the characters experiences and life are the main focus of the presentation.  And it causes me, a volunteer marketer, to advertise it as a modern classic.

But who is the proper audience to share it with? So far it has been narrowed down to men and women between 30- 90 years of age.  John Locke’s book has caused me to determine that the true target audience won’t be determined until there are comments by haters of the written work.  Gaining enough readers to reach that point according to Locke requires sharing the differentiating work.  With a chronological series, book 1 is released before book 3 and this means determining the target market is more difficult.  So at present the target market is people that desire to love, truly love, and to gain knowledge of true reasons to love.

Do you think you can be one of the target market, or are you one that will hate the work.  Please let us know.  Here’s a link to the 100+ page free sample:http://www.amazon.com/The-Chronicles-Heavens-Book-ebook/dp/B006NTSLC6 AND/ORhttp://www.smashwords.com/books/view/104972.

Trademark Trouble with Pinterest?

Trademark Trouble with Pinterest?

Sorry for the hassles, but having trouble with Pinterest as RM4avaddohn or as Author Ava D Dohn, which I’m not.  “The teddybear, in and of itself was originally trademarked by Theodore (Teddy) Roosevelt, the 26th president of the United States, is the person responsible for giving the teddy bear his name. . . The Washington Post ran a editorial cartoon created by the political cartoonist Clifford K. Berryman that illustrated the event. The cartoon was called “Drawing the Line in Mississippi” and depicted both state line dispute and the bear hunt.”

My assumption is that the trademark I’ve added to pictures is in contention.  But so far there’ve  been no personal messages to me.  So that the contentions can be laid to rest I will post my trademark here for all to view.

The large version is the same as the web versions to a larger extent.

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There are also the small linked in versions used for my pictures.

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So these are the pictures I use, many with posts for author Ava D. Dohn.

They have my personalized initials added to differentiate them from other symbols used online for trademarking.  And hopefully this will allow me to use my pictures again on Pinterest.

Sincerely,

Rhapsodie McClintick– sometimes artist

READING VISIONS

The Reason to Encourage READING VISIONS:

Our imaginations are in danger of being lost!  We have forgotten the key to opening our minds to dreams!  The children we were are gone without one word!  What’s to be, what’s to be!

Our imagination helps us to be free.  It opens up the world to you and me.  With an imagination the box doesn’t shut.  With that tool the doors to moving the world come unstuck.

But how can we can what’s been lost by the majority?  What is needed so that we can all find what TV‘s superseded?

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For me it’s the book that opens up the world and keeps me safe while being free.  The TV gives me sound and site of of another’s mind, but with the book I draw the shape, make the design, determine the location and experience the emotion that the TV limits in my mind.  What about you, do you see the walls as strong and straight or do you see a way to bend and alter so that flexibility makes your world more flexible and less regulate?

We are taught to follow instructions, but those thoughts are limited to what the rules say.  How about you explore the world without the limits on your minds door.  Visions are shared with books that bring your mind and heart alive with imagining. Take the time and see what you may find.  The cost is minimal and the experience is most enjoyable.

My example of reading has given me many visions to share, hopefully you’ll find more visions with your minds experiences there.

Other posts are available with reading for the world to see!!!  Please it out at Sisters of the BloodWind for you and for me.

About the King and I

Freedom’s Fight

There are words that bring to mind my fight to bring freedom to some among mankind.  Words are often spoken of bullies, but little more is heard.  While I was in sixth grade my parents got divorced.  Because of decisions made, I moved with my father to the city.   And with these new circumstances came new situations that still affect me and possibly the world to this day.  A new school, a different home, and a new life awaited me there in that city.

One of the biggest differences came from attending a new school.  The new school I attended was very large to me.   I witnessed many different views of life while attending this school; one aspect was augmented by a game that was played on the playground.  Very similar to ‘King of the Mountain’ was ‘King of the Gym.’  Rumors about this game were heard during my time in the cafeteria.  One of the comments repeatedly mentioned was, “She is the King, and no one can beat her.”  My limited attention on this unknown aspect led me to believe that ‘the King’ was not a very nice person.

Eventually there was a witnessing of what the rumors had shared.  On a nice day, after about 5 months in my new school, we sixth graders were allowed out on the playground.  There was a gym raised off the ground by about six feet.  It was shaped with rungs running parallels up and straight across eight rungs one and a half feet then down. One of my classmates was hanging off the gym exclaiming, “I am King of the Mountain, no one can bring me down.”

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While she was up there another female student, I’ll call her Melissa, who had been playing on the gym, turned to face her.  For some unknown reason ‘the King’ seemed to attack the Melissa girl with her legs.  Melissa kept saying, “Just let me go, I do not want to play.”  Eventually Melissa was knocked to the ground; she fell very hard knocking her face against the metal gym as she fell.

After she started crying, ‘the King’ glared at Melissa and said, “Stop being such a baby!”

Melissa lifted up her face and I noticed her split and bleeding lip.  Some of the students helped lift Melissa out of the dirt that layered the playground.  Some even took the time to pat the dust off her clothes.

Through these actions, I noticed that the size of the crowd had grown, but nobody said a word.  There was a profound expectant silence in the yard as everyone seemed to be waiting for what ‘the King’ would say next.

My indignation had grown throughout while witnessing this experience.  ‘The King’ had no right to treat another human being this way.  I was determined that she would not continue to act like that.  So I approached the gym.

After looking at Melissa, I looked at ‘the King’ and said, “I’m next!”

I didn’t wait for her to say anything; I silently with determination started climbing the bars.  Once I had reached the top our confrontation started.

‘The King’ started bragging to the crowd about how she would show me, whose who.  I was determined not to speak out, thinking “actions speak loader than words.”  We started to tangle, fighting to get our legs around one another, so as to pull the other off the bars.  After struggling for a period of time, my hands started slipping, but ‘the King’ kept calling me names and saying things about my family.  I do not remember what she said, but I remember feeling that this is wrong; no one should have the right to treat another person like this.  I will not give up; I will not let her win!

Eventually I wrangled her to the ground.  I dropped down beside ‘The King’ and following that I pointed to Melissa and said, “Now apologize.”

‘The King’ looked at me surprised, and said, “What?”

Again I pointed to Melissa, who had taken a small step forward out of the crowd, and in a sterner tone of voice, while trembling with built up adrenalin, said, “Now apologize,” and after shaking my finger while pointing, “to her!”

‘The King’ turned to Melissa and apologized sheepishly.  And I walked away from the gym and the students gathered there.

While walking away many pats were received on my shoulders along with praise for my actions.  One person asked me, “Why did you do that?”

And I replied, “I hate bullies,” in an expressively repressive tone.

When I reflect, I see that there was more than one bully on that playground.  Every student that stood around and witnessed the events but didn’t stand against the bully actually stood as a bully.  A bully only rises when there are shoulders to stand on.  Listen and learn to stand tall and fight bullies all.  This story shared gives witness to how I will lead through college and into the world.

Demon’s Desires as Reality

Reality vs. Fiction

Comparisons of what has really happened recently and in the past with what I’ve read in fiction stuns my mind when the realities are grotesquely brought to life.  These realities in my opinion are based on the desires of demon’s.  The reading was being done while working to blog for Ava D Dohn.  Although Ava D Dohn tries to avoid sharing political and religious opinions, with my words I can work to expose the underlying reasons for actions viewed in such things as Glenn Becks show.

Earlier this week on Tuesday while watching the Glenn Beck show a video was shared that brought the reasoning of the fiction writer‘s words more to life.  One section of the Sisters of the BloodWind by Ava D Dohn inspired in my mind visions of actions by a hater of love and life.  The author a historian to a small degree has reviewed how individuals have acted throughout time’s history.  The horror of the demon’s desires being lived by men makes me fear our future as humans.

Glenn Beck picture shared    Because in my mind the demon’s are ones whose own pleasures, goals, pursuits, and love are of primary importance.  This type of person only cares to         satisfy their needs and their personal desires.  This means that the only love displayed is based on their primary importance.

The mind and heart seem to be under our soul control, but we can allow the demon’s desires to control our mind.  Mihai, the character in Ava D Dohn’s Destiny Road shows how hard it is to fight a demon’s desire when it’s unwelcome, but are we strong enough to fight when this desire fulfills our own selfish motivations?

The reality from the video link on the left of this page is something that if ignored could make us as guilty as the individual pictured who acts as a demon’s slave.  This guilt may be shared and judgement is not made by me, but each individual can decide what course they choose and who they decide to be.  While the political concepts that Glenn shares are not necessarily mine, the horrors witnessed by all who view this video should make us know what realities the demon’s really care for in this world and how those that imitate their desires will act when they are given the power to do as they desire.

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