It’s been said that a true writer will experience a multitude of dizzying highs and terrifying lows during the course of his or her lifetime. To make art, one must suffer whether mentally, spiritually, or monetarily to get the true juices-of-expression flowing.
I’ve been feeling a little down lately at the state of the publishing world and I know it’s shown in a few of my recent posts. I’ve been worried that the marketplace is over-saturated with hastily written books by amateur writers and that these writers are diluting the effectiveness of book sponsorships. That said; an amazing thing happened to me the other day.
Out of the blue, Ereader News Today contacted me to let me know that they were going to feature my book, DROP OUT on the site. That in itself would be amazing considering the millions of indie books that are vying for a spot on the website and you cannot pay for one. What’s even more amazing is this is the second time they’ve picked my book.
The first time went very well with sales in the hundreds and my Amazon ranking getting to @ 1,200 in the paid Kindle store and #75 in my genre. As an author, that was thrilling to see. But this second time was even better. My Amazon rank got below 800 in the entire paid Amazon store and to #23 in my genre. And as I write this, I’m still below #3,500 ranking in the entire paid store.
My point is, just when you think all the time you spend writing and promoting is useless in today’s flooded marketplace a little miracle happens to make it all worthwhile. If I never sell another book after today, I can at least say that for two whole days I was a top selling author. Thank you Ereader News Today and I thank whatever forces were at work to make this happen. My faith in writing as an art form has been renewed.