Monday, October 28, 2013


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So . . . I decided to not call this post, THE WEEKEND anymore. Lately I haven't done anything newsworthy on the weekend. Hence, this post ends up being about my week, to include book news--or just something interesting I've been thinking about or learning about, etc, etc. I think from here on out, I'll call my Monday post, MONDAY MUSINGS. It seems appropriate.

That being said, I learned something amazing this week!
I feel embarrassed to admit this, so please don't laugh too terribly hard at me. Since I've been published, I check my Kindle sales on a regular basis. (translation: *ahem* everyday, sometimes every hour)
I first published in June of 2012 and frankly, sales have been slow. Every once in awhile I would have a spurt of sales, but then they would go back down again. Beginning in June of 2013, sales began to really pick up. It's been very exciting. In fact, sales over the summer were pretty darn amazing. Now, let me put this in perspective: to a bestselling author, my sales are horrible, but to me, I am thrilled and amazed and excited and giddy and, well, you get the idea! 

However, sales have now begun to slow down once again.
The Lancaster House and Middle Aisle sale made sales pick up quite a bit, but other than that, it's been kinda slow. 

Or so I thought.

Here's the embarrassing part.

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There I was, feeling kinda sad and depressed, feeling like a failure because my book sales were slowing down, and what do I discover?

All this time I've only been looking at my kindle US sales. I thought all of my sales were lumped into one report and recorded on a daily basis.

All I had to do was look at the drop down menu and NOTICE that you can click on your kindle sales for EACH country!


I clicked on Amazon UK.

Boy, was I surprised.

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I Have People alone had 147 sales this month! And I didn't even know! 

Now, I've looked at my overall monthly reports before and seen my sales in other countries, but it took me this long to realize the chart I was looking at on a daily basis was only sales for the US.

Then I did something even more amazing: I googled Amazon UK.

Guess what I found? 

A whole bunch of wonderful reviews on my books that I'd never read or even knew existed!

Now that you all know I am technologically inept and really have no idea what I'm doing on the computer, check out some of these amazing reviews I found on Amazon UK!

5.0 out of 5 stars For Nick, 1 Aug 2013
By bunny2007
This review is from: For Nick (Kindle Edition)

Wasn't what I was expecting this book had me in tears. One of the best book's I have read in along time and will read again.

5.0 out of 5 stars For Nick, 27 July 2013
By Kitty
This review is from: For Nick (Kindle Edition)

Wow I really enjoyed this book, I couldn't work out who Nick was until she revealed all. Book was very well written in my opinion.

5.0 out of 5 stars Wow!, 22 July 2013
By Oakley
This review is from: For Nick (Kindle Edition)

Could not put this book down. I've never cried so much while reading a book yet found myself constantly smiling too.

5.0 out of 5 stars i dont want this book to end 'ever', 14 Aug 2013
By Ms. Lynne L. Waghorn "loopylynne" (kent, uk)
This review is from: For Nick (Kindle Edition)

I love love loved this book,. I just couldnt put it down, i had to keep stopping just to make it last longer, i loved it that much. Will definately be looking at this author again.
You will not be disappointed.

5.0 out of 5 stars For Nick, 20 Aug 2013
By Claire
This review is from: For Nick (Kindle Edition)

It was funny, witty and amazingly interesting. You find it difficult to put your book down. You wanted to know what would happen next. Well written.

5.0 out of 5 stars Sierra 5 July 2013
By Julie victor

Wow the second book I read by this author. It was seriously good, how the heroine survived such a tragedy and kept fighting to survive was mind blowing. Alex was such a hero overcoming his own tragic past and how he protected Alyssa was so lovely and touching. Again this book was well written and full of emotion.. well worth a read, cannot fault it!!

5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing 18 Aug 2013
By Suzi

I thoroughly enjoyed 'Joshua's Folly' it was funny and heartfelt and really pulled at the heart strings! I've read most of the books by this author and they are all amazing! Can't wait to read some more!

5.0 out of 5 stars I have people 7 July 2013
By Julie victor

Wow another brilliant read from taylor dean. Loved this story of holly and gabe.. full of emotion that really tugs at the heartstrings. How holly deals with a terrifying situation and finds people who help and support her. Well worth a read, cannot praise the author enough!!

As you can see, discovering all of these wonderful reviews was like Christmas morning for me! I'm so glad I discovered that I have fans in the UK! Wow! (bear with me, I am very, very excited!)

It was a nice surprise.

Did you have anything wonderful happen this past week?


  1. That is so great! I hope that more and more people discover how amazing your books are!

    1. Thanks, Christy. It's people like you that keep me going!

  2. It's no surprise to me Taylor! Anyone, anywhere, who reads your stories is going to be moved!
    Well done!

    1. Thank you, Laura! So thankful for you and Sherry! You both help to keep me smiling!

  3. Awesome! You deserve those great reviews. I'm with you on not understanding all the chart things. I've just ignored all mine lately because I haven't got my series done and don't really want to market or push until I am finished with #3. With planning a wedding for next month, I'm moving like a turtle with my writing. Kind of depressing...but my time will come, right (crossing my fingers for that to happen).

    1. Yes, your time will come, Charissa! I have no doubt of that. You are an excellent writer. Planning a wedding is so time consuming, it's amazing you have any spare time at all! But, when that time comes, I'm really looking forward to book #3!
      Good luck with wedding plans!

  4. That is fantastic Taylor. What a great surprise. Glad to hear that things are going so well!!!

    1. So far, so good. We'll see if the sales keep up or slow down. My fingers are crossed! Thanks so much, Sherry!