So here’s my news. This went out in my newsletter yesterday, as those folks get all the book info first (if you want to be one of those people, you should subscribe here). I’m sharing it now with the rest of the world, as I’m fairly sure anyone who was going to read that has read it by now. Ready? Here goes…
So, I’m way, way behind in posting this, but house repairs from a water leak, a sudden influx of design work, and a book release sort of piled on top of me all at once. But now, I’m back at it and am here to bring you another post in the indie author cost/recoup series. This time, we’re talking about physical promotional costs.
Happy book birthday to me! My tenth published novel is now live in both ebook and paperback formats, and is free for Kindle Unlimited subscribers!
I know I’ve promised a post on promo materials, and that’s coming soon, but I’ve been absolutely swamped with design clients, and post-water-leak reconstruction around the house, and of course release day prep, so bear with me. I swear it’s coming.
In the meantime, I’ve been posting giveaway teasers over on my Facebook Author Page for the last two weeks, and it’s time to reveal the whole prize pack! Beginning tomorrow, this will be up for grabs via rafflecopter for The Stillness of the Sky blog tour! [Read more…]
With the holidays upon us, I wanted to do something special for my readers to show my appreciation for all their support over the last few months. I came up with a little idea and rounded up a group of awesome authors, and here we are!
The last week I’ve had a Facebook feed filled with authors responding to/venting about complaints they’ve received in reviews or emails from readers. To add to that, I’ve gotten many messages or questions over the last year asking about why I write and advice for someone just starting out.
I think I’ve come up with a way to address some of these things, but I can’t do it all in one post. So, I’m going to start a little series of helpful (I hope) blog posts talking about things people should know before diving into this business (or looking down on indie authors).
Since the release of Shadows on Snow, one person after another has poked at me, asking to see a bit of the world through the lens of Leo’s perspective.
Well, I listened. I took suggestions from readers, narrowed it down to three choices, and set it to a vote. And then, I flipped the chosen scene.
So here it is, fresh from my fingertips for your eyeballs. Be warned: if you have not yet read Shadows on Snow, this will be spoilery for you. Go no further in this post unless you’re at least half-way through the book. If you like being spoiled, well, keep reading, I guess. Just don’t say that I didn’t warn you.
Catch you after the jump!
Wanna hear something cool? Shadows on Snow is still ranking, 10 days after release, in three different categories on Amazon. While that’s not long-term results, it’s a big thing for me. To date, my new releases have gotten a big bump on release day, then tend to fall away after three days or so. Yay for progress!
But that’s not really what this post is about, although it is related. How? I’m getting there.
I’m firmly convinced that the only reason this book has done so much is because of the people around me that have supported, shared, or otherwise helped out with Shadows on Snow. Today, I’m going to talk about that a little.
No, not THAT ‘F’ word.
The ‘F’ word that I’m talking about is one that appears in my Facebook and Twitter feeds every single day. It’s a word that polarizes, one that invokes revulsion and sometimes disturbingly violent behavior. It’s a word that makes people uncomfortable. It’s a powerful word. It’s a scary word.