I’ve been collecting Telecommunicator data on my Pinnion survey for several months. I officially closed it down on December 31, 2013. There were over 1931 responses and it was viewed over 2100 times. In my personal opinion – that’s a fantastic turnout. I want to thank everyone who took time out of his or her personal day to fill it out. I haven’t had time to process the results due to my real job & family life – but I promise I will get to it. I really want to thank the following Facebook groups for their help:
I want to give out special thanks to Diary of a Mad Dispatcher who helped me beta test my survey.
As I trend out data – I will post it.
As some of you might have noticed – my blog has been stale of late. Since, I’ve moved into the realm of being an author I was trying to present a more legitimate appearance. I had a grand scheme of doing book reviews for struggle writers (since I know how it feels).
I come to find out – that’s just plain old and boring. Therefore, I’m going back to the caffeine & ADD fueled posts of yesteryear. I’ll still post reviews when I get to them.
At the moment, I’m on a different endeavor. I wrote and published my first wordpress plugin. Now, I’m back into doing research for my next book. While at the same time, formatting a book I already completed.
For years, my wife has worked in the 911 emergency services field as a dispatcher. My book is directly involved with that field. However, I only have a small sampling of data from two agencies to work with. I have created a survey and posted it on pinnion – a survey site. Click the big blue button below to take the survey.
Telecommunicator Survey – Currently Closed.
If you work or have worked in that field – please click on the button and take the survey. I would appreciated if you copy the link and send it to others in the field. If you have any questions or comments – feel free to post or ask them. If you would like to be notified of results or when the book & data is published then feel free to follow me on Facebook, Twitter, or here.
Depending were you go on the internet, there are positive and negatives reviews about the Amazon’s KDP select program. I’ve listed my first impressions about the program earlier this year. I think the KDP program is a viable marketing solution – if used properly. My plan was to utilize it more effectively before I published my latest book – Barghest.
However, with ADD, I’m always eager to start my next project. Therefore, I finished Barghest, published it, and then moved on.
This is bad.
Marketing a book takes at least a six-month plan. In my own opinion, it will take at least a year or two to effectively market material successfully. I have a few literally, goals I need to wrap up before I shift focus on the marketing effort. Once that happens, look out world!
In the meantime – Barghest is being offered free at Amazon.com on August 17th and 18th. Just click on the link in the side bar.