Today, the first thing I accomplished with my publishing company was revising final illustrations with my talented illustrator from Bulgaria. She sent me Arial, the Youtuber. And they were gorgeous. I hope the storyline resonates with kids. It's different than anything out there so I'm nervous on how it will be received.
I refined my keywords to lower my ACOS on Amazon ads. It's monotonous work, but necessary. It's my 1st day of refining since I launched an aggressive ad campaign July 1st with the Launch of Arial, the Unicorn.
I, also, started a TeachersPayTeachers account and added free lesson plans and resources for growing grit and mental toughness. It's fun to be able to give back to the community this way and hopefully I can make an impact on kids in future generations. A strong mind and good mental health should be at the forefront of what parents and teachers pass on!
I reviewed 3 children's books today from indie authors. I try to do that at least once a day. It's important to me to help others. It feels good.
Bambi gets back to me with the revisions. And they are perfect. We have 2 books beneath us so she and I both know how to communicate with each other and what we like so it makes the work more effortless than ever before. I upload the illustrations to my designer to finish the typesetting, etc.
I'm excited to see how the book will turn out, but we are still 2 weeks out from publishing as I still need to wrk out the kinks in the font placement, typesetting, etc. with designer. Then, even though I overnight the proof it still takes Amazon 3 days to print and ship. That's okay because 2 reasons.
First, I'm leaving for Yosemite in the morning. Second, when I launched Arial, the Unicorn it was getting 2000k+ daily reads. That all stopped abruptly when I launched Arial, the Astronaut on July 14th. The second title gobbled up all of the KENP reads from the 1st! I'm not complaining, I feel very blessed that I received an overall 120k+ reads over a 16 day period. What I'm saying is, I'd like to launch before school starts just not too early so other Arial titles have a chance to compete for the most read KENP at the end of month.
After Arial, the Youtuber was uploaded I had some time to sit and think about my vision for the next series. I am going to continue Arial the UnicornPreneur Series but in what capacity is the question. Will it be UnicornPreneur Holiday Series, UnicornPreneur Chooses Series ("Arial Chooses Kindness", "Arial Goes Green")?
After some brain and soul searching, I decide to change up my book description to add more keywords to Arial, the Unicorn. It's current rank is 43,138. Let me know if it changes between now and the time that you read this. There, that should do it for today!
Comment below and tell me what you think about the new Arial, the Unicorn book description or what my next series should be called that involves Arial in the comments below. I am off to see our new restaurant location, Nhinjo!