Here is a rough sketch for Episode 3 by the talented TJ Wright. A couple things are being added, a couple things changed, but at least you can get the general idea.
That’s Emero Olivetti’s luxury train and an ALPHASHOCK team member ragdolling through the air.
(I hope to have Episode 3 published by the end of the month. There was a delay with the whole vacation thing, as well as the general craziness of summertime family visits, births, and the most heinous of writerly things: social obligations.)
Kobo just launched their self-publishing platform, and I would like to take a moment to put in a good word about my experience. Continue reading
On July 7th, ASHES was featured as the book of the day on Kindle Fire Department. I think they did an excellent job (article here). The ad cost $75 and resulted in just under 30 sales. I dropped the price of the book to $2.99 for the sale (hoping for less price resistance), so I made back $60 and only lost $15, which—in exchange for the visibility and the potential new reader base—is a small price to pay.
There is no way to gauge how many people saw the article versus how many went on to buy the book. I’m not sure how I did compared to other Books of the Day (I would think not as well, given the genre), but it is definitely a site I would recommend to other authors. If you are publishing in a more popular genre (romance, YA), I suggest going for it. Gadget, the site owner, is friendly and quick to respond to queries. You can request a particular date if it is available, which I appreciated.
ASHES jumped about 30 spots on its genre list on Amazon, which was a pleasant surprise. Hopefully some of those sales will hold over for the rest of the month.