Thursday, January 31, 2013

Better Late Than Never

This is more than a bit late, but I want to announce that my novel Predatory Animals is free until midnight PST.  You can find it here.  Feel free to grab a copy, "Like" the page, and once you read it leave an honest review.

This is the last of my free days from Amazon KDP Select.  I've enrolled my other books in Select before and I didn't see the huge uptick in sales like others have.  I weighed whether or not to enroll Predatory Animals.  I hadn't sold a single copy on Barnes & Noble, Kobo or Smashwords, so I figured what the heck.  This time around I decided to do it not for the prospect of increased sales, but more for the opportunity to land some reviews and increase the "Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought" section.

Lofty goal, I know.

Funny enough, this time around I have noticed increased sales.  Not the crazy numbers of some other writers, but enough to make me smile a bit.

I've also been in the process of splitting up the stories in my collection Contemplations of Dinner into stand alone shorts, while submitting them to the Kindle Singles Program.  The first two out are The Mask of Deslow Mansion and Romeo's Kiss.  You can get both for $0.99 each or get all ten shorts in Contemplations of Dinner for $2.99.

This along with my normal writing, working three jobs, chasing two kids, doing damage control for two dogs and trying to fit in some sleep has left me a bit frazzled.  And now it's snowing and schools have already been delayed tomorrow.

These are the salad days.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Indie Book of the Day

I am a couple days behind on this (big shock, I know) but I wanted to do a little bit of bragging.

Guarding the Healer has won the IBD Award.

There aren't very many awards for indie authors (or as I prefer to be called *artisanal author) and I appreciate any recognition given.  It's a tough road to choose and it's good to know someone cares.

Thanks Indie Book of the Day.

*Term is no my own. It was shamefully stolen from Guy Kawasaki.