My experiment with turning my books into audiobooks has been a great success. They’re already outselling all other formats except ebooks, even including the direct sales of my physical books at book events (which tend to do well themselves.)
My next experiment is to write, (are you sitting down?), a western romance title, with emphasis on the romance. The cover image will make clear it is NOT an action western. Why? Excellent question! Except for my action-packed (aka violent) westerns, most of the buyers of all of my other genres are women. And when I display my top two selling genres (children’s picture books and westerns depicting violence on the covers) at book events, my sales of both genres are negatively impacted by the other. (in hindsight, that outcome should have been obvious to me.) And, in addition to action and war movies, my other favorite genre is the better-made RomComs. I love well-done comedy and happy endings. I’m a romantic at heart.
I may also consider some of my prior stories that were long on action and short on romance and re-work them for a romance audience removing all or most of the violence and turning up the romantic aspects. I think that will work for stories such as “Catherine and the Comanche.”
One of my first titles may be “Longshots of the Heart.”
May your days b filled with blessings.