Selling Science Fiction and Fantasy on Amazon: Flying Blind When It Comes to the Details

Well, the book is launched and it’s selling far better than I had hoped, so I am very happy. My first sales goal was to try to get to 1000 copies sold before November (the earliest possible date for the sequel), because having that number—based on what I’ve read—is when The Galactic Mage will get into the Amazon system that recommends it to people who buy similar types of stories from other writers. I really didn’t know how long hitting that number should take for a new writer with only one story out so far, but for the moment, it looks like it might be possible to beat that goal, maybe even by a lot. I’m crossing my fingers. (Well, except when I’m working on the next book, because it’s too hard to type with my fingers crossed. Try it, you’ll see.) Continue reading Selling Science Fiction and Fantasy on Amazon: Flying Blind When It Comes to the Details

The Galactic Mage Gets a Great Review on The Girlie Geek Blog

Let me preface this entry by pointing out that, yes, the book is out already. For those paying close attention, they’ll notice it’s NOT the 15th, making, in a way, a lie out of my last entry. So, for the sticklers, I guess I’m a liar. I can live with that. I’m a writer: We drink a lot and we make up stuff and try to get people to read it and give us money. What else would you expect? Besides, all the parts came together sooner than I expected, and, well, there’s really no reason to wait around at that point.

So, that said, I’m pretty stoked right now. People are buying it, the video is getting views, the page on Facebook is getting liked, etc., and I have, at least in part, a great review I got from The Girlie Geek Blog to thank for some of this activity. So, here is my review of her review. (Is that even legal?) Continue reading The Galactic Mage Gets a Great Review on The Girlie Geek Blog

The Galactic Mage – Coming January 15, 2012

So, I’m pretty damn excited. It’s ONE week from today that the book will come out. Finally this book will be launched and flying. I’ve got all the files set up, I’m waiting for them to clear, become available, … magically manifest in the time it takes for whatever happens behind the scenes to happen, and, then, come Sunday the 15th, it will be ON!

It will be up as a paperback and e-book on Amazon.com, and there is an e-book version for Nook readers too. (If you buy it, please consider leaving a review for me. You have no idea how valuable that is in the long term for an author. Doesn’t have to be long or eloquent, just there.) Continue reading The Galactic Mage – Coming January 15, 2012