Posts tagged “Sebastian Cole

Happy Thanksgiving from Sebastian Cole

Posted on November 24, 2016

I hope everyone has a chance today to surround themselves with friends, family, and loved ones. I hope delicious food, fond memories, and good times abound. And for all those who showed me love and support over the years: thanks.

Sebastian  ❤


Happy New Year from Sebastian Cole

Posted on December 31, 2015

“You want to know what happiness is? Simply having something to look forward to.”
— Tracy Morgan to Barbara Walters

I hope all of my friends and family have a year filled with health, happiness, and perhaps most of all… love. And may we all have those simple pleasures in life to look forward to, today and every day throughout the year.

Sebastian Cole❤

Happy New Year!


Happy Thanksgiving from Sebastian Cole

Posted on November 26, 2015

I hope all of my friends and family have a wonderful Thanksgiving! For those fortunate enough to be spending the day with loved ones, I hope you enjoy delicious food, great company, fond memories, and perhaps even a close, high-scoring football game. Today is a day to live in the present: a reminder to always count our blessings, today and every day.

Sebastian Cole🙂


Happy Holidays To My Online Friends From Sebastian Cole

December 20, 2014

It has been quite an amazing year:

A year in which my debut novel, Sand Dollar: A Story of Undying Love, was published and promoted by a traditional publisher in Portugal, Editorial Presença. (I love them!!) A year in which Sand Dollar climbed to nearly 500 reviews on Amazon. And a year in which Sand Dollar became an Amazon #1 Bestselling Fantasy Romance.

Thanks to everyone who helped make this year possible by reading my book, writing reviews, and spreading the word. I owe it all to you, and for that I am eternally grateful.

To my extended friends — my online family — I hope you have a wonderful holiday and a new year that’s blessed with prosperity, contentment, happiness, and most of all, love.

With warmth and gratitude,

Sebastian  <3

Sebastian Cole


Sebastian Cole Signing Books at the Scituate Art Festival

Posted on 10/07/14

Hi, everyone. I’ll be signing my debut novel, Sand Dollar: A Story of Undying Love, at the Scituate Art Festival this Saturday, October 11 from 10 – 5 in the parking lot of the North Scituate Public Library. I’ll be joined by many other talented authors from Rhode Island. I hope to see you there!

Scituate Art Festival  Sebastian Cole

 

 


Is it Better for Authors to Sell eBooks or Paperbacks?

Posted on July 19, 2014

That was the question I was recently asked. And here was my response:

Sebastian Cole

Sebastian Cole, award-winning author of SAND DOLLAR: A Story of Undying Love

The answer may vary depending on whom you’re talking to: a traditionally-published author or a self-published author.

When approaching literary agents, the first question they might ask is how many books have you sold. A self-published author might then start backpedaling, explaining that their books are only available online, not in the general trade. For me (a self-published author), I’ve sold 14,000 SAND DOLLAR eBooks online in comparison to selling… ahem, well let’s just say, a lot less of the paperback version online. My paperback sales are somewhat embarrassing to mention, especially to a literary agent, who may be looking for sales of at least 20,000 paperbacks, if not more. On the other hand, selling 14,000 eBooks is a decent number — at least for me, anyway. Since I’ve had success selling eBooks, I suppose that is where my best chances lie for continued success, especially if I ever want to make USA Today’s Best-Selling Books list of the top 150 books sold each week.

My best chance of making a bestseller list is to run a 99-cent promotion while using companies like BookBub and others to promote my book. The last time I did this, I sold 3,000 eBooks in a week, which was pretty good, but not good enough to make USA Today’s Bestseller list. Perhaps I’d have to sell double that number in a week to make their list.

So to answer the question, I suppose I’d rather sell eBooks, and in particular, I’d like to sell them when I’m running a promotion.

For me, it’s not about the money. Book sales aren’t great enough for me to make any substantial amount of money. And I’m seemingly years away from recouping my initial investment. Perhaps one day that might all change if my career as an author ever takes flight, however. Pursuing your dreams, if you can, makes the journey so worthwhile, regardless of the outcome. Only time will tell…



On a separate note, here’s my horoscope for today (July 19, Leo): “Very soon the spotlight will swing back around to you. Take advantage of this time. You still have the privacy and peace you need in order to reinvent yourself and hone your act.”

Heheh.🙂


Sebastian Cole at Book Expo America

Posted on May 31, 2014

Thanks to everyone who stopped by to see me at Book Expo America on Thursday. What a thrill it was to spend an hour autographing 60 copies of my novel, Sand Dollar: A Story of Undying Love. I hope everyone who received a book enjoys reading it. I was also happy to run into a few of my author friends: Jon Land, Hank Phillippe Ryan, and Bette Lee Crosby. I hope to be back at again next year with a second book, so I better get busy writing!

Sebastian Cole🙂

Sebastian Cole at BEA


SAND DOLLAR a Finalist in the National Indie Excellence Book Awards

Posted on May 21, 2014

I am excited to report that my debut novel, Sand Dollar: A Story of Undying Love, has been named a finalist in the National Indie Excellence Book Awards in the Romance category. I am truly honored.

Sand DollarNational Indie Excellence Book Award finalist


Editorial Presença’s Facebook Event with Sebastian Cole

Posted on March 28, 2014

I’d like to invite my friends in Portugal to join me at Editorial Presença’s Facebook page on April 1st at 21 hours (9 pm Portugal time, 5 pm EST) to discuss the Portuguese version of my debut novel, Uma História de Amor Eterno. To see the Facebook invitation, click here. One winner will receive an autographed copy. I hope to see you there. Ate breve!


Editorial Presença’s Valentine’s Day Book Promo

Posted on March 17, 2014

I just realized which other books my publisher in Portugal, Editorial Presença, promoted in this photo. They placed my book, Sand Dollar: A Story of Undying Love (Uma História de Amor Eterno) in the same shot as The Vow (Prometo Amar-te) and Silver Linings Playbook (Guia Para um Final Feliz)! I am so honored. Thank you, Editorial Presença! I love my publisher!

Editorial Presença's Valentine's Day promo