Sunday, November 16, 2014

The Century Mark

It's really difficult to figure out just what a baseline of expectation should be for sales. As a new author with limited marketing funds and no public name, I knew I had to aim high but set my expectations low. A large number of self published books don't sell more than one or two copies, and those are often relatives trying to support you. Per some slightly dated data I was able to track down from Nielsen's BookScan, 79% of published books sell fewer than 99 copies. 16% of all books published make it to the 100-999 range. That's not many. 3 out of every 200 books published.

I'm extremely happy to say that Waking Up Dead is officially into that 16%. Less than a year after its debut, it has over a hundred purchased copies out there, with a number of others who have told me they still intend to pick it up. Thank you folks. I couldn't have done it without you.

Now to set my sites on that 5% who bust 1000+!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Opening weekend has been quite good for book two. Thank you very much to everyone who's supported me in any way with this project. There are many many more stories in my head, and I'll continue to work on getting them out and into your hands as quickly as time allows.

I plan to leave Waking Up Dead on sale for a little while longer, so if you haven't taken advantage of it and picked up your e-copy yet, now's certainly the time to do so.  You can click on the "Check Out My Stories" inks to the right to get to any a landing page where you can purchase it from pretty much any of your favorite locations. I'm also working on getting some hard copies for sale here in Austin. Look for more on that soon!

Also, if you've read the books and have any opinion on them at all, please leave a review at your favorite online retailer so that others might get an idea of what to expect!

I've got some basic points plotted with book three already, so I'll be starting to actually put it down on paper soon. I've got a very good idea of where it needs to go, but it's always an adventure seeing how it gets there. For anyone who's never written before, stories have a mind of their own sometimes, and it's often surprising to see where they take you.

Keep reading, and I'll keep writing! Thanks Folks!


Friday, November 7, 2014

GoGaM has been released!

The world of the dead can be a scary place. Thomas thought he had a plan for his afterlife. Now more than ever he knows what he must do, but he's lost all direction on how to do it. Can he and Cho rebuild their group and come up with a plan to counter the danger they know is coming? You can find out today, as The Glacier of Gods and Monsters has officially been released!

And remember! If you haven't read the first book, Waking Up Dead, it's still on sale in digital format for only $1.99!

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Sales Extended in Honor of New Release!

Hey Folks!

    We're T-6 days away from the release of The Glacier of Gods and Monsters. I've had a number of folks tell me they really want book one, but haven't had a chance to pick it up just yet. Now's your chance to do so. For a limited time I've put the digital version of Waking Up Dead on sale at 60% off it's normal price EVERYWHERE. Smashwords, Apple, Barnes&Nobles, Amazon, Google Play, and more all have the listed price now shifted to $1.99. No coupon codes needed, just jump in and buy the book that has received awesome reviews on all sites.

Go buy a copy now! You've run out of excuses! Gift copies for your friends! And remember, Friday's the release of The Glacier of Gods and Monsters! The digital copy is available now for pre-sale at the paltry price of $4.99! That's less than the price of your average fast food meal!

 And unlike fast food, you can enjoy this over and over (and it's calorie free!).