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Extremely Average #284: Half Blind Dovetail Success

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Hello All,

I felt terrible that I was unable to include a picture in yesterday’s blog. I cut another half blind, for the other side of the drawer and it turned out even better. So though I don’t have my Nikon, I used my iphone to take a photo for tonight’s blog.

I also included a new poll widget on my blog. I want your opinion on how much I should charge for my Kindle version of Henry Wood. I will be keeping all the chapters up on the blog, so it will always be available for free. I don’t care if you don’t have a Kindle or not. I just want people to give their gut vote. It would help a bunch.

http://extremelyaverage.com/2010/10/half-blind-success/

Thanks for your help,

Brian

p.s. I am also considering a contest to promote the book. The prize would be tiny box. Feel free to comment on my contest ideas or suggest your own.

-- Brian Meeks, http://extremelyaverage.com



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David Craig

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#1 posted 1269 days ago

I think you might want to edit this post Brian. I don’t believe you are J.K. Rowling :) I believe you meant Henry Wood

David

-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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Ecocandle

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#2 posted 1269 days ago

David,

Wow, that was a not so small typing blunder. I guess I have dilusions of grandeur. I was talking about rereading the Harry Potter books earlier this evening, and I guess my mind was still on that. Thanks for the editorial help.

Brian

-- Brian Meeks, http://extremelyaverage.com

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Dennisgrosen

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#3 posted 1269 days ago

I´m sure if you plane that dovetail it wuold be slick as a …... ;-)
you have realy come along way with them

and your cover ain´t bad either , just the right colours
even thow its a detective story some wood/tool related on the front
like a stack fresch cut timber with a little snow on the top
and one of the old two man saws resting against it
still in black and white ( sort of playing with his name and a hint of his person)

for the last thing I have no idea of how much theese things go for but 4,95
sounds pslogish (cant spell it LOL ) right

take care
Dennis

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Ecocandle

1013 posts in 1566 days


#4 posted 1268 days ago

Dennis,

There are some subtle things going on with the cover. Because of the year, and also because of my love for Art Deco, I wanted the cover to reflect that period. Also, the cover also is a close up of the spline on the box which contains the letter to Luna from her father. Because it is a close up, and one is looking at it straight on, it isn’t quite so apparent. Which was my intent. So that is the story of the book cover.

I am glad you liked it.

Brian

-- Brian Meeks, http://extremelyaverage.com

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Dennisgrosen

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#5 posted 1268 days ago

huu my hat of for your great way of combinate it :-)
I shuold have gessed there was more behind the front-cover
than just the opvius

take care
Dennis

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Will Mego

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#6 posted 1268 days ago

Price your work by what you want it to be worth, not what you consider it to be worth, and for sure not what somebody ELSE thinks it’s worth. Price it what you want it to be worth, then look at it and decide if it’s worth that much, and if it isn’t, get back to work and make it worth that much.

In general, people tend to lowball their work, and if you price it that low, people will rightly consider it to be worth very little.

-- "That which has in itself the greatest use, possesses the greatest beauty." - http://www.willmego.com/

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Ecocandle

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#7 posted 1267 days ago

Will Mego,

I think there is some truth in what you say. I would certainly do this with any woodworking projects I completed. With a book though, one needs to take into account volume. I want to price it at a point where it will both maximize revenue and volume. Being a first time author, this is something that will be partly a guess. With Kindle, if one gets enough volume, one gets ranked higher, which leads to more sales. If one is able to crack the top 100 in a genre, mystery for example, it can lead to many sales.

So I asked people’s opinion, to help me gauge public sentiment. It has given me a good starting point, but I am sure I will need to make adjustments to truly achieve the best possible results.

Thanks,

Brian

-- Brian Meeks, http://extremelyaverage.com

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Will Mego

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#8 posted 1266 days ago

yup..I was actually speaking as somebody in the music business with a publishing company, and is consulting on the release of a novel being printed and published this winter.

Best of luck!

-- "That which has in itself the greatest use, possesses the greatest beauty." - http://www.willmego.com/

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