Good evening all,
Stayed inside the whole of today, yay! I started off lacking motivation as I’d reached a plateau over the last few days, but by pushing myself to work on editing I managed to reboot my mojo.
This afternoon I worked out my profit/loss for April after doing Amazon Ads. Both US and UK are working at a loss, but whereas the US site shows promise at 12:1, the UK one is haemorrhaging money and at a conversion rate of 55:1 is probably beyond resuscitation. I have just reduced the first three books in The Children from the Streets series so will give it another week to see whether I can make a positive upswing in sales. I have also made changes to the blurb for A Boy from the Streets and Sins of the Father. Thanks to Bryan Cohen’s course I know what I’m looking at now, even if some of it may take some figuring out, such as blurb writing. As soon as I can see evidence of a better conversion rate I will be setting up multiple ad campaigns.
I’ve attached the blurbs below and would be interested to get any feedback.
A Boy from the Streets Click here to pick up a copy of A Boy from the Streets
The streets of Brasil are a cruel and unforgiving place to live. Only the strong or lucky survive.
Pedro dreams of being more than an orphan on the streets of Rio, but there are few opportunities for a boy who begs and steals for a living. Just staying alive is hard enough.
After overhearing that he’s adopted and has a twin brother whilst on a trip to Rio, throws him onto a path that will change his life. Determined to find his sibling, Jose runs away, but the streets of Rio are not safe for a boy used to the lap of luxury.
A twist of fate throws the brothers together and both boys struggle with conflicting emotions as they get to know each other. Pedro knows Jose will not survive the streets of Rio, and for the love of his brother, hatches a plan to save him from the life of a street urchin. Will temptation cause him to betray Jose, though, and take that life for himself?
Jose’s illusions, of the life he can now live, are shattered when Pedro tells his stories of violence and murder. Can he go back to his old life when the price to pay will be to lose his twin?
A Boy from the Streets is the heart-breaking first, family saga, novel in The Children from the Streets series.
If you like a gripping page-turner, with twists, turns, and realistic characters, who will tug at your heart-strings, you’ll love Maria Gibbs’ inspiring series.
Buy A Boy from the Streets today, to find out whether the boys survive the deception, betrayal, and hidden truths that haunt this family.
Sins of the Father. Click here to pick up a copy of Sins of the Father
The streets of Rio are littered with starving orphans. Death is around every corner.
Carlos Suarez is on a mission to rescue as many homeless children as possible. The problem is he’s never satisfied and drives himself relentlessly to open more orphanages and save more children.
Abused in his childhood, the memories from his past come back to haunt him. Can he come to terms with his past and allow himself to love and be loved for the first time?
Just as he starts to believe that there is more to life for him than the orphanages, brutal retribution is served up as justice to those who had hurt him. Who is exacting this revenge in his name?
If Carlos’ biggest fear is realised, can he forgive or will this all mean that his future is doomed?
Sins of the Father is the second heart-breaking novel in The Children from the Streets family saga.
If you like a book that is raw with emotion, with twists, turns, and loveable characters, who will tug at your heart-strings, you’ll love Maria Gibbs’ inspiring series.
Buy Sins of the Father today, to find out whether Carlos can find real happiness. Click here to pick up a copy of Sins of the Father
Looking forward to pushing forward over the coming days and weeks.