Are you my ideal reader?
A writer must know his readers. A market analysis is the first step to find out more about who is reading, and why. The steps for conducting a market analysis are twofold:
1. Describe Craig Vann's ideal reader. I'll need details including demographic info. Who do I see reading my work? What are they like? What problems or concerns do they have? Where do they hang out? What do they buy? What do they like to do? Where do they live? What are their professions? Are they in relationship? What do they want and need?
2. Determine the size of the market for "Ticking". I will then use the information from above to conduct online research to find statistics -- from the census bureau or from specific organizations -- about how many of these people exist. Numbers are what I want—hard facts that will reveal that there are “xx billion people” in Craig Vann's target market.
So, in the coming weeks, I'll be asking you to help with some of this demographic information. I hope that you'll participate! Thanks.
Happy New Year!
I have exciting plans for 2019, including the official launch of "Ticking: A Tale of Two Time Travellers" (at a Fraserdale venue close to you), visits to book clubs and the publication of "Ticking: The Hawking Sequence", with its twists and turns.
Skypilot's Aunt Bea has Westover as her surname, as an homage to the author's wife's family.
My website has started off slowly, as I get accustomed to it and as "Ticking", just recently launched, gains popularity. I'll be blogging regularly in the coming weeks. I intent to begin with some trivia about some of the characters in the book. I hope that you'll join me!
My friends, Sue and Rich, gave me a gorgeous, hand-crafted card at my book launch on Sunday. They even included a K2 phone booth! Thanks to all who attended and purchased a signed copy.
My lovely Norwegian cousin tells me that "Ticking" has now reached Norway. Merete says, "My cousin Craig in Vancouver wrote this novel, and I can’t wait to read it. I am so proud of you, cousin!"
Today, I received a shipment of hard copies of “Ticking: A Tale of Two Time Travellers”. My sons, Jordan and Adam, and my wife Audrey were with me as I deftly (no cuts, paper or otherwise) sliced open the box and slowly extricated the gorgeous and fragrant books.
And, the book is now available at Amazon, Chapters, Barnes & Noble and others.
You’re gonna love it! Or, maybe a Christmas present.
Darla J. said: Just finished [Ticking: A Tale of Two Time Travellers] and loved it! Time travel has been my favourite genre since I was a kid. Your research is impeccable and I love the cultural details. I used to spend hours thinking through that stuff. I see you are a kindred spirit! Got a huge kick out of Cavendish's "visionary" friend. Great job, Craig! Can't wait to read book 2!
I'm officially published, as of yesterday. My book, entitled "Ticking: A Tale of Two Time Travellers" is now available, but initially only at the FriesenPress online book store https://books.friesenpress.com/store Soon to be available at Amazon and at 39,000 book stores around the globe. Please pick-up a copy for yourself or for a Christmas present for a loved one or both! And, let me know what you think here, on Twitter or on Facebook. Thanks for your support!