When the property is there, but it’s value is not being realised…
I know an author… yes, all right, my father, Owen Jones, who has 800 publications registered in his name on Amazon and they are all original books penned by him. However, he is not making a living from books that he has created.
Many of his original works in English have been translated, and all those books in English and other languages have been turned into ebooks, paperbacks, audiobooks and even hardbacks.
I’ll say it again: 800 publications with his name on them to date!
However, they are earning next to nothing… a giant pizza a week. He is not really making a living from books. In fact, he was earning more from his first few books ten years ago, than he is from all these hundreds now.
This doesn’t seem right to me. When I ask him about it, he says that he likes writing and working with other writers both home and abroad, and that he has probably fallen behind modern marketing methods.
I don’t know whether that is true or whether his low sales are attributable to the global slowdown that is a result of Covid, but whatever the reason is, there has to be a way to improve his situation.
Anyway, I am determined to find out how we can rectify the situation and we are willing to share our findings.
So, are there other authors out there in the same boat, and is there anyone out there who knows how to cash in on all this intellectual property?
I’m looking for a marketing expert who is willing to help all us, and other authors, for a fair, even generous amount, of course, or preferably a percentage… and if the scheme works for my father, then I would be more than happy to refer you to any other writers who are suffering from the same problem.
Please contact me, if you want, using the form in the title bar.