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Tweeting Amazon Links May Be Killing Your Book Sales

Michael Dalton

Yesterday, I discussed my growing doubts about the usefulness of Twitter in selling books. Yet I had little to go on beyond intuition and some anecdotal evidence from my own experiences and those of a few other authors.

So I’ve decided to conduct a test. Starting at about 8:00 a.m. PST this morning, I’ve stopped tweeting book links altogether. I’m going to continue this at least through the weekend. Instead, I’m going to concentrate on tweeting links to my content, both here and my reviews on Christina Harding’s blog.

I decided to start today for a specific reason. Thursdays, for reasons I am still pondering, have been terrible selling days for me. I’ll be cruising along on Tuesday and Wednesday, then bam, Thursday comes and my sales take a nose dive—only to spike up again on Friday and into the weekend. I don’t know why this is so, but the…

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2015: My Year of Transplant


I haven’t written a blog post in months. But 2014 has been a year of transformations and I’m standing at the beginning of 2015 with an armful of new beliefs about myself and my path in life.

I’m planning on and working toward a liver transplant this year. I have started some research on where and how I can have one done.

Last year my hepatologist recommended, after several months of infections, procedures and hospital time, that I look for a live donor. I did, with some success. A nephew stepped forward and said he would do it. But he was disqualified because he’d had gallbladder surgery which leaves a scar in a strategic place on the liver. Then a niece said she would be my donor, and she passed all the evaluations except for the final physical exam here in Denver. Then she had some things come up in…

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