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Well, it’s been nearly two weeks since MURDER ON MILLIONAIRES’ ROW hit the shelves. I’m not sure yet how it’s doing in terms of sales, but reviews have been lovely and I have especially appreciated hearing from readers who enjoyed the book. Thank you for all your support!

A few of you have asked me whether there will be more books in the series. I’m happy to say that yes, there will be at least one more, which I imagine will come out around this time next year (I’ll keep you posted). After that… well, to be honest, the answer is, it depends.

Publishers decide whether to continue with a series based on sales and feedback on the books already published. (This, incidentally, is why you should never, ever wait to start reading a series because you want to wait until it’s “finished”. This is a sure-fire way to help usher the series to an early grave. Publishers don’t count on planned sales. They count on actual sales, here and now. If those sales are underwhelming, the series gets cancelled, just like TV.)

So if you want your favourite series to continue, you need to let the publisher know! How, you ask?

Well, the easiest way is to leave a review on Amazon. It doesn’t have to be long, or even particularly glowing. Just a line saying you enjoyed the book is enough. This is because Amazon’s algorithm ‘bumps’ books according to how many reviews they have. The Amazon bot will suggest a book to potential new readers based on those review numbers. More suggestions equals more sales — equals, you guessed it, more books in the series! Hopefully.

Reviews on other platforms like Goodreads are great too. Amazon and Goodreads are like tip jars for authors, except reviews are worth so much more than loose change!

Another great thing to do is to talk it up on social media. Tweet about it! Post about it on Facebook and Instagram! And hey, why not tag the publisher while you’re at it? Suggesting it to your bookclub and asking your local library to pick up a copy are also great ways to help promote a book you enjoyed. And of course, books make wonderful gifts for friends and family, especially around the holidays (*whistles innocently*).

Word-of-mouth is the single biggest factor in a book’s success. So if you enjoyed MURDER ON MILLIONAIRES’ ROW, please — pass it on!

Thanks again to everyone for reading, and here’s hoping there will be many more.

Erin TettensorComment