Showing posts from August, 2021

Edited Star Crossed

  When I finished my screenplays, Star Crossed and Aaliyah: The Heavenly Kid, I uploaded them to Amazon as paperbacks. I ordered five of each (author copies) which cost $2.50 to make. So the total amount of the order was about $31.  I found errors on the Star Crossed Book on the back cover. I also read it to edit it and found a lot of errors. I finished editing Star Crossed so I uploaded that update to Amazon. I know that I will have to do the same for the Aaliyah: The Heavenly Kid paperback. In my quest to become an established writer I can't rush my books to market. I need to take the time to edit the books myself since I can't afford someone else to do it.

Thoughts - Sales, Sales, Sales

 I have been writing for years with low to no sales. It's discouraging. To be honest, I have not spent enough time promoting and advertising my books.  I don't have a big budget to use to advertise my books, so I have to get creative.  I get little to no feedback on Twitter and Facebook and also instagram. Sometimes I feel like this is a popularity contest. Or a lottery where you might get lucky enough to write a New York Times best seller. Or land a great book deal.

Always, a song by Derrick W. Jackson

Always is a song I did years ago. To Listen to Always Click Here I made this song back n 2013-2014. It is a tribute to the legendary Pebbles who has a cool song named Always. This song was freestyled. Lyrics - Always by Derrick W. Jackson - 2013 - this song was freestyle Karaoke, rude I Love You Always I know you have been hurt before I know they walked out your door I know you cried all night I'm the Night to light your way I'm the one to Sun your Day I'm the one to slow your fall I'm the one to give it all I'm the one for Always Always, Always Sparkle, Sparkle, Shine For Me Shine for me, Girl Because I shine for you Always MJSparkle33 you made a song just for me Always, Always Always Pebbles I AM Always Attracted Always Repulsed Always Hurt Always Offended Because I'm not the only one The Only One I'm gonna let the music play Sparkle in My Life

Time to Promote my Books

  It's time for me to work on promoting my books. You can't just stick a book on Amazon and expect it to sell. Starting with these 4 Books here: The Derrick W. Jackson Art Portfolio, Ebro's Top 50 Rappers, Star Crossed, and finally Aaliyah: The Heavenly Kid. I will be looking for markets and opportunities to sell them (ie. festivals, book signings, and conferences). Click Here to See My Books on Amazon