Sunday, 5 June 2011

You Had Me At ...Click

By Pandora Poikilos

And so now, it is exactly 360 days since I moved in to the Blogosphere. Do I have any complaints? None so significant that I can think of. I have met some awesome people in the form of Alejandro Guzman, Derek Jones, KD, Kriti Mukherjee, Mari Sterling Wilbur, Nicole Rivera, Rough Guy-D, Roy Durham, Sweepy Jean ... and I guarantee you there's more where people such as them come from.

I have been encouraged by editor and friend Sonia Rumzi, inspired by authors such as Paula Renaye, Sharlene Maclaren and Anna Walls.

I have been thrilled that my book - Excuse Me, My Brains Have Stepped Out made it to number 3 on Smashwords' Best Seller list. I have been humbled by reviews from Back of the Books Reviews, Obscure Writer and other readers.

Personally, I realised I have far more strength and tenacity than I ever thought possible. As I was told recently, "you have accomplished far more in the past few months than some people will ever accomplish in years." I thought a brain condition was bad. And then came the shunt to fix the brain condition. I thought nothing good would ever come from such a situation.

And yet, here I am. Held close in a relationship I appreciate, a publisher I am more than thankful for, one published book, one fully functional VP shunt, amidst an emotionally rich and culturally diversified social media background with my faith in God renewed even more. Hence, the description that goes where I go "Published author.Certified bookaholic. Owner of a VP Shunt. Loves social media. Believes in Jesus."

One year ago, I started with zero. I had no clue whatsoever about how to have a "good" blog. Today, I have Peace from Pieces, pandorapoikilos.com (which is my author site), Orangesom (which is a Japenese version of Peace from Pieces) and Blog-A-Licious (a library of all the blog-a-licious blogs and people I have come across. It now features more than 850 blogs and as of today will have a new segment called "Blog-A-Licious Authors" which sheds some light on Independent authors and publishers.

Peace from Pieces has more than 400 Google and Networked Blog followers, 6600 fans on Facebook, nearing 50, 000 hits and if I say any more it is going to be far more than shameless self-promotion. Instead, let me end by saying a big thank you to all those who made it possible. For those who have taken the time to stop by, read, comment and share. Simply put, you had me at ... click.
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Books Sold - 6 Nov 2011 to 31 May 2012

Some of you have asked me for my total number of books sold to evaluate KDP Select so here it is. Bear in mind, that results will vary based on genre and author. Good luck and remember, Keep Moving Forward.

Total - 120,836

1. Excuse Me, My Brains Have Stepped Out
Amazon Kindle - 42,559
Paperback -
Smashwords -

2. Frequent Traveller
Amazon Kindle - 35277
Paperback -
Smashwords -

3. Dora's Essentials - Books, Blogs & Smiles 1
Amazon Kindle - 462
Smashwords -

4. Mirror Me Martha (Short Story)
Amazon Kindle - 281
Smashwords -

5. Drive On Hope (Short Story)
Amazon Kindle - 190
Smashwords -

6. Blog-A-Licious Directory 2012
Amazon Kindle - 1
Smashwords -

7. Pandora's Reading Room 1
Amazon Kindle -
Paperback - N/A

8. The Cat That Barked (Short Story)
Amazon Kindle -

9. Dora's Essentials - Examining Anxiety
Amazon Kindle -

10. Dora's Essentials - Books, Blogs & Smiles 2
Amazon Kindle -

11. Elevenses from Around the World
Amazon Kindle -

12. Genetically Modified Foods vs. Sustainability
Amazon Kindle -

Blog-A-Licius - Sherbet Blossom

SherbetBlossom

Blog-A-Licious

Dealightfully Frugal

Blog-A-Licious - The Few, The Proud, The Wife

Blog-A-Licious

My Soul Slippers

Blog-A-Licous - Textbook Mommy

Blog-A-Licious - Blue Frogs Legs

Blog-A-Licious - Pretty All True

Pretty All True

Blog-A-Licious - tbaoo

tbaoo

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Blog-A-Licious - The Invisible Art

Blog-A-Licious - Rediscovering Domesticity

Rediscovering Domesticity

Blog-A-Licious - Quiver Full

Blog-A-Licious - Cori's Big Mouth

Blog-A-Licious - Great Fun

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Blog-A-Licious - Busy Wife

Blog-A-Licious - Steps To Happiness

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Blog-A-Licious - Toby & Max


Blog-A-Licious - Amelie

Raising Amelie

Blog-A-Licious - Peas In A Pod

Blog-A-Licious - Riley

Blognostics - Poetry

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My Awards - September 2010

My Awards - September 2010
Awarded By Jo Frances

My Awards - May 2011

My Awards - May 2011
Awarded By Alejandro Guzman

My Awards - May 2011

My Awards - May 2011
Awarded by Kriti Mukherjee

My Awards - April 2011

My Awards - April 2011
Awarded By Roy Durham

My Awards - June 2011

My Awards - June 2011
Awarded By Sulekha Rawat

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