Claude Dancourt

"A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to

stop speech when words become superfluous."

(Ingrid Bergman)  

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And it's here!!!

Posted by Claude Dancourt on November 18, 2017 at 10:40 AM Comments comments (0)

SOMETHING's GOTTA GIVE will be live this Tuesday on Amazon :D

Pre-order it now, read the first chapters and let me know what you think!

SOMETHING's GOTTA GIVE on Amazon

CD

The Right Place Universe expends!

Posted by Claude Dancourt on September 30, 2017 at 1:10 PM Comments comments (0)

SOMETHING's GOTTA GIVE is coming soon!!

I love the story, I love the cover, I can hardly wait for the book's release on November 21st.
Which is why I am planning a pre-launch for November 7th...
Join me on Twitter to discover more :D


CD

The summer is ending...

Posted by Claude Dancourt on August 27, 2017 at 6:40 PM Comments comments (0)

But, I'm done!

I think.
I am not totally satisfied with the Epilogue yet. But I will press send to forward my manuscript to the amazing Loreleil Logsdon, who will help me polish it, sometimes next week. It is always so hard to let go of characters who have lived with you for so long.

Now, I am focusing on my cover and marketing plan for a release end of November.
Thunderclap, Press Release, AMS, NetGalley, Book Tour, here I come!

CD

June already

Posted by Claude Dancourt on June 17, 2017 at 11:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Hi there,

I swore when I revamped this website that I would post more often. Does once a month count? Okay, every two months... *blush*

I spent a lot of time in the past weeks testing the Amazon Cost-per-Click system (aka AMS ads). There are several blogs/post/forums on the subject already. The ones I found most useful are the followings :

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2015/05/20/advertising-on-amazon-with-ams-via-kdp-research-experience-tips/

https://www.kboards.com/index.php?topic=246899.0

The good point is that you can get some visibility for a token. However, don't expect miracles. Some categories (in particular Romance) are very competitive, so you need to bid high, for minor results. I think the trick is to get a lot of keywords (good luck with that one), bid low (0.05 to 0.10 $/click) and just wait. It also helps if your book is exclusively on Amazon and enrolled in their KENP system. You will earn some money from pages read. I chose to publish on multiple platforms through Smashwords, but I will consider the exclusive part for my next self-published book.

Happy writing


CD