I started this blog to document my journey as I began writing. I’ve have always wanted it to be as candid and honest as possible. So I have made sure to share ups and downs, highs and lows. I have talked about my fear. I have talked about rejection. I have shared my successes. I want to let others out there know they’re not alone, we all struggle through this creative process. Through it all I have trudged forward, writing my strange little novels, and working to create the best books I can.
Well, something pretty amazing happened Monday, and to stay on theme I wanted to share it with everyone here. A few weeks ago I was able to secure a 99¢ promotion with Book Bub—a daily deal promotional site for ebooks. That promotion launched on Monday, and well… I sold a lot of books. A lot. I have nearly doubled my readership and as a result The Stars Were Right took off and began flying up the charts.
Then this happened:
Yep, that’s my book sitting next to Hugh Howey’s Wool on Amazon’s Best Sellers in Science Fiction Adventures list. It also ranked pretty high on a few other lists:
By Monday’s end I was feeling pretty overwhelmed, and excited, and flattered, and humbled. It’s incredible that so many folks took a chance on me and my book. I didn’t expect this. Sure, I expected a few sales, but nothing of this magnitude. Since this was a promotion it stuck around for about a day before slowly settling back down, but I had to share even my momentary rise with you.
I really look forward to hearing from all my new readers. I hope you thoroughly enjoy meeting Wal, exploring Lovat, and discovering just a small sliver of The Territories. Feel free to drop me a line at any time and let me know what you thought. There’s a lot more to come in The Bell Forging Cycle and I am glad to have more of you join me on this crazy adventure!
good on yeh!
Thanks! As you can tell I’m pretty excited.
That is amazing. Congratulations.
Congrats, man! I hope I can get a bookbub ad someday, but it’ll be a while, I think.
Thanks! It took me a while as well, stick with it, apply when you can. It’s (obviously) worth it.
Absolutely wonderful – you have worked hard. Proud of you my son. Keep on pressing those fingers on your keyboard – you never know when Hollywood might want to take your book, and turn it into a movie. I glad that you are a creative, and that writing is something your enjoy.
Thanks! I still have a way to go before Hollywood comes knocking. That’s okay, I have many more stories to tell.
Congrats! That is awesome, and yes, I took advantage of that Bookbub deal! Sharing the ups and downs is a great service to others, and it shows you just how far you’ve come when you look back. I am a complete rookie at all this, haven’t even self-published my first novel, but I am sharing my process, and one day….well, you never know, right?
Thanks for nabbing Stars. Enjoy!
Good luck with your own writing. It’s a long road, but it’s also very rewarding. Having an outlet like a blog is a great way to keep yourself accountable. It doesn’t matter if it takes a month, a year, or ten years. Stick with it and tell your story. You got this.
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