Amazon Kindle (Photo credit: agirregabiria)
Wanted to stop in here — at my own blog, and give a brief update. It’s been quite a roll and a season. I miss not having more interaction on my social outlets — Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, this blog and my AWeber ezine. “Amazon is a cash machine,” as some say. But it does not allow for or have the outlet for interacting with the customers. The customers belong to Amazon.
It’s been my best online selling season ever — ever being ever since I started selling online, back in late 2002. And it’s still going. We’ll see strong sales thru mid-January — with school textbooks, and new year’s products, gift cards, and exchanges. But the Christmas push is pretty much over.
But I love my customer base — and being in touch with the people!!
It’s been, push push, labor, labor — and I’m happy. But I’m sort of glad this phase is over for now. Maybe I’ll consider getting myself one of those virtual assistants, or having someone come in and help with packaging orders.
Now, I can get back to thinking about some of my other ways to earn and interests — writing, for example. After all, this store is called EditWrite Mercantile.
I had a deposit from Amazon this month for $1.55 for sales from my Kindle ebooks!! Simple article-length ebooks of which I just wrote, formatted, posted to Kindle and forgot. Sold for $0.99 each. I am looking forward to doing more of that this year. With a little more effort and dedication, I can increase that number. Honest, this is encouraging. Ebooks CAN be sold on Amazon Kindle!
My last Ezine was over a month ago. Need to get on that too!
And Steven Acuff’s ebook needs editing and critiquing, and I’m nearly ready to get involved with that as well.
So one mentor of mine, advised me six months ago or so, to focus on making a comfortable living. That is what I’m doing. And everything I do and I’m doing is linked together. This year I want to brand my business as EditWrite Mercantile. And this will be more than just listing, selling, rinse and repeat — it will be interacting, getting to know people, talking, chatting, sharing, blogging, etc.
But as for now — take a look at what I’ve been doing on Amazon and Pinterest, if you will. Comment here, and we can interact me on Twitter and Facebook too.
Here’s my link to my products: www.pinterest.com/kaye456/ and www.katherinekay.com
No Holiday Parking (Photo credits: www.myparkingsign.com)
It’s Christmastime almost! A crazy time. Be careful driving! When I get out, I wish more people would stay home and shop online — and visit stores like mine, rather than go out running all over town!
Whatever you’re doing this holiday season, I wish you the best. And may you draw nearer to your dreams and what you have your heart set on. May your families and children thrive and do well.
And my favorite things: Study. Learn. Be better. Be kinder. Be more respectful. Read the classics. Learn from history and our past. And do something inspiring and that stretches us to be more of the essence of our best self.
Meanwhile I’m making the most of this time with my Amazon store. This is the time of the year when I can offer more gifts for him, her, them — students, professionals, Moms and Dads — from my EditWrite Mercantile.
I have about 10 Santas I was gifted last month — that I am taking photos of, writing up descriptions, choosing keywords and listing on Amazon.
I invite you to visit my store: www.amazon.com/shops/EditWrite.
I’m new on Pinterest. I invite you to visit my Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/kaye456/ But my page may not come up directly. So if you see Lisa Suttora’s page first — go to her Unique Christmas Gifts 2013 board and then click on one of my posts, and that will bring you over to my Pinterest site. Look around on Lisa’s board — some great Christmas ideas for gifts there.
And I apologize and beg you to have patience with me — if everything is not a perfectly oiled and running system here. I know my welcome letter for my ezine is funny (looks like HTML code) — but it works. Below — recent blogs — have links that aren’t live or go to the wrong place.
But Pinterest is working and my Amazon store looks good (above)! And just like a good retail person — I walk the floor everyday of my store — try to keep everything clean and up-to-date.
Stop by and see me — maybe you’ll find a good book for the holidays, a new sham for the pillows in the guest room, wood blocks for the kids, a new iPhone case for the favorite nephew, stocking stuffers and more.
Happy, Warm, and an Industrious Holiday Season to You!!
http://www.pinterest.com/kaye456/ — remember to click around and over to my Pinterest site — I don’t think it will bring you directly to mine, because I’m new. But I’m doing Pinterest — and see sales from my efforts!
These 16-inch laptop, Notebook, pad touch screen covers are the greatest. Handy, lightweight and easy to slip a little computer into — you can go out and feel confident that you have some protection for your asset.
My Pinterest Page for the 16-INCH LAPTOP-NOTEBOOK COVER