2018 – A Successful Year

I’d like think was success, anyway. I reached every single one of last years goals, and THEN some.

I didn’t exactly keep track of everything that happened in 2018, but I’ll try to make note of what I’m most proud of.

What I’m most proud of is that I made 15 times the income in 2018 than I did in 2017. This, I pump my fist to.

My second best accomplishment is winning an Iowa award for one of my stories. 


Here’s my year in a nutshell.

The beginning of 2018 verses the end of 2018:

  • Instagram Followers: 143 / 795
  • Twitter Followers: 356 / 691
  • Facebook Followers: 1,009 total / 2,133 total
  • Email Followers: 1,700 / 1817 with a new system to trim emails of inactive subs
  • Bookbub: 0 / 762
  • Bookfunnel 0 / 47
  • Goodreads Followers: 196 / 282
  • ARC Team: 25 / 58
  • Blog Helpers: 0 / 72
  • Pinterest views: 700 / 22,000
  • Blog follows: 25 / 184


Awards Won:

  • IBEA Short Story Award, 1st place


Books Published:

Last year I had *9* books published. Today, I have *18* published with a 19th coming at the beginning of this year.


What I’ve Learned & Mastered:

  • Full Length Covers
  • High understanding of Amazon, Bookbub, Facebook Ads
  • Book Formatting for both ebook and paperback without a program
  • The art of cover making with free programs
  • New websites discovered to help with ads
  • The art of Keyword Mastery *giggles*
  • How to best social media market and truly find an organic reach/interested parties without dozens of sleepless nights working away until my fingers bleed
  • How to sell books without forking over a dime
  • High understanding of algorithms in every place I market
  • Made ****15 TIMES**** the amount of income of 2017


2019 Goals:

  • Publish the rest of Rise of the Realms series (5 total books)
  • Build a backlist of books (One extra series waiting to be published so I can stay ahead of the game)
  • Double my income
  • Activate my personal VIP group and build better relationships with them
  • Reach a higher Pinterest following
  • Read marketing books
  • Read leisurely – a total of at least one book a month (sounds silly, but I’ve been so busy I haven’t had time for other’s books except for audio. Reading is the best tool an author can have.)
  • Back down on the extra stuff I’m doing in the author community to further my career and reach my goals


That’s it! Thanks for sticking with me guys!


Published by

DV Fischer

USA TODAY Bestselling & Award-Winning Author

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