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Promotion, ranking, audible and so much more: Jasper, Amazon parrot series

Things this month are going crazy. I already wrote that earlier my first volume to my children’s series was on promotion. Well, volume two, “Jasper, Amazon Parrot: Rainforest Friends and Family”, will be on promotion starting next week from Dec 10-14, 2019 with the price dropping to .99 cents.

But that isn’t all. Volume three, “Jasper, Amazon Parrot: The Perils of the Jungle” is being released on December 10th which is next Tuesday.

Events are going really fast. For volume one and two of this series made it to the Amazon Best Seller 100 list in audibles one in the sixties the other in the seventies. I am not sure how high they went for I found out by accident. But this past Monday volume one went back up to #34 in audibles. But before I could shout that here Jasper and I went up again to #19. You know I am screen saving all of this for as quickly as go up they go down. Luckily it went back up. WOOHOO!

A lot is happening with my brand and books in a good way. It is nice to see things starting to pay off. While I have started on Jasper 4 I need to get my butt in gear and get it finished so it can start on the journey of getting it done.

All of this is exciting, wonderful and eating up a lot of my time. But this new career of mine is fun, thrilling and amazing. The fact that it and I have found each other I am grateful for it.

Free book of my children’s series: Check out what readers are saying


This week my publisher has placed volume one of my Jasper, Amazon Parrot series on promotion. The title? That would be “Jasper, Amazon Parrot: A Rainforest Adventure.”Starting today up to November 29th, which is this Friday, the ebook is just free. Not bad, right?

These are some of the praises Jasper and I have received for volume one:

★★★★★ – “Young children will love this story and certainly relate to it. The two parrots are adorable characters, teaching great life lessons to young readers. It’s fun, quick and meaningful. I highly recommend this first book in the series.”

★★★★★ – “Jasper is a delightful chapter book for young readers. I bought it for my 10 year old grandson who struggles with reading for Christmas. He read it in a few days and enjoyed it.”

★★★★★ – “A fantastic story for the younger readers who are transitioning from picture books to reading a story that unfolds pictures using their imagination.”


Not too shabby if I do say so myself. Not only that but volume one was recently on Amazon Best Selling 100 audibles for a few weeks. Again, not to shabby.

So, saunter on over to Amazon. Check the book out. It is not very long it being a chapter book for children. See what people are excited about. Read the reviews. Heck, leave a review and make Jasper and I a bit more happy this Thanksgiving week.

Getting reviews for a children’s series: The impossible dream


Getting people to review my children’s book has proven nearly impossible in the years since the books have been released. I gain traction and than a period of absolute silence.

One author I finished doing a review for asked me what could he do to pay the favor back. I said a review from one of my books would be nice. He chose instead to buy it. I was speechless. It would have taken him maybe an hour to read it.  Another author turned me down after reviewing his book. However, he had the nerve to ask if I would review his next book. I was polite but you can all guess what I said.

I am a reviewer who reads and reviews just about any book that is asked of me. I know how hard it is to get reviews.

But I don’t know what the issue is. Am I asking the wrong people? Am I being to soft in my reviews saying yes the majority of the time? I’m not sure to be honest.

But hey at least the books are selling.