Well, I put yet another short story collection up on Amazon’s Kindle store over the weekend, and the reception’s been quite warm. It went up on Friday, the launch promotion went live on Saturday (wherein it’s free for five days), and so far, I’ve gotten 140 downloads. Not bad. Not as jaw-dropping as when eReaderLove.com picked my books up, but not too shabby just the same. I’ve also opted to promote this one on Twitter. I didn’t do that with the last couple and they didn’t seem to take off as well. Not bad, but not well. So we’ll see if this helps. I guess. It should pay off sometime, right? Maybe? Ah well. It’s been fun anyway.
I’ve noticed a tiny bit of trickle-down to other stories, too. Not much, but a trickle of trickle. I’ve sold a handful of not-free books, but I’m not going to be able to retire on my writing’s earnings anytime soon. Still, it’s something, and the more readers with my work in their hands, the better.
I might’ve done a better job pimping the book on this blog too. I don’t know how many “followers” I have, but every little bit helps, so I might just do that next time.
For the record, it’s called Shudderbugs and already has a five-star review! W00T!
Speaking of reviews, my buddy and loyal fan Raga has posted a review for me too, on The Case of Lenny Tiggleman – in which she appears as a character! Thanks, Raga! God bless ya, darlin’! I really appreciate it.
Other than that, I did absolutely nothing over the weekend except shoot off a message by my buddy Bryce, who hasn’t responded yet. I hope to hear back from him about helping him get the sequel to his novel “Oasis” out in early April. Hey, B, let me know what’s up, brother.
I’ve got to get back to my training videos, but LORD HELP ME, I can’t seem to find the motivation to do it. The prospect of sitting through them and taking notes excites me about as much as the idea of having my gums scraped.
On the other hand, I’ve fashioned yet another book cover for a new short story I’m mulling. I hoped the cover would spark inspiration. And it would be sci-fi/horror, maybe. Something scary in space, y’know? And it would be a short story, so I can peck at it a little at a time. But I really need to pump out a full-length novel sometime. I just can’t ever seem to block out enough time to do so. Can you say “time management”? I knew y’could.
Anyway, I hope you had a nice weekend, and Bob, I hope your bachelor party was a blast, bud. I’d have been there if I could.
Take care and see you next time, everyone.
Sorry, I didn’t set up email notifications on my new phone (bricked the old one trying to flash a new version of android) and I didn’t do much on my computer all weekend. I’ve finally responded now…
Thanks, B, glad to know you’re all set up and rockin’ now. I got back to you too. Let me know if you’re good with what I laid out for you. I can negotiate some.
Congrats on getting your new collection out. I downloaded it the other day. I’m going to put Kings & Queens in Select once the sequel launches. I bought Scales of Justice too.
Wow, Courtney, THANK YOU so much! I hope you enjoy them and please remember to review them!
I bought one of your collections a while back, but not K&Q yet. The one I did get had a sample at the back of it, though. I enjoyed that very much. When I finish it I’ll be sure and add a review for you!
Thank you again!
Congratulations on your successful launch! That’s awesome.
Thanks, Spark! Unfortunately, the sales weren’t what I hoped. Ah, well. Next time!