Thursday, October 22, 2015


Hi, all my faithful followers. I want you all to know I truly appreciate those of you who have been following me for a while. You probably know, and maybe even grieved with me, as I've let you in on my struggles to become a published author.

By now I think you all know that my dream has become real! My book, "Bridgetown High." has become a reality. It's been exciting, and I hope you have shared that excitement with me.

Now, the journey is far from over. I still have to get people to purchase my book. I'm reading up on all the different ways to do that, but I have no idea if they are working. My biggest marketing tools are Amazon, Facebook, and Goodreads, but I can't find a way to determine how many books have sold, or how the sales are going.

My publisher is supposed to have some people who will write reviews in Amazon, but I haven't seen their reviews yet. Reviews are a huge part of marketing. It helps possible purchasers to decide whether to buy my book or not. For those of you who have bought my book, I sincerely thank you. Have you written a review yet? I would truly appreciate it if you would.

Hang in there, all of you, my faithful followers. The journey is not anywhere near finished. And, I have GERTA! waiting in the wings, so to speak, if I can find time to work on it.

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About Paul West

Paul West is a freelance writer and novelist. Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Paul claims to be a "Prune Picker," though he now makes his home in Taylorsville, Utah.

You can follower him on Twitter: @PaulWWest

Published: Thursday, October 22, 2015

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Hey, everyone. This is great! I'm getting some good publicity that I never would have expected. Check out the following link:

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Wow, what a week. I have to thank you all, my faithful followers and those who have recently started following me at this blog site. I want to thank all of you who have purchased either the e'book or the paperback. The book is selling. I don't know how many copies so far, but we've had two spikes this week on Amazon's ranking, for whatever that means. I can say this much, it's not a best seller yet, but I realize I need to do more marketing, exposing Bridgetown High to more potential readers.

If any of you have some suggestions of how to do that, please let me know.
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Another exciting day as the paperback version of Bridgetown High came out today. For all those of you who want a paperback version, it's now for sale at Amazon. Go to or and follow the links.
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