Monday, March 13, 2017

Proofs coming

After approximately twenty hours work formatting, inputting keywords, checking typo and graphics, and verifying material, my proofs are finally on their way. I can't wait to see all eleven of my books in print form. There is one tiny inconvenience, however...

Many years ago, I did publish three of my books, DEGENERATES, FROSTPROOF, and PULP in print form through iUniverse. What a huge mistake that has turned out to be. Not only was the experience a total waste of money (only about a dozen ever sold through them) they are now coming back to haunt me.

It seems the hard copies still exist in cyberspace and now compete with myself with both space on the homepages and royalties. The saving grace is that these books are priced between $80 - $100 a piece compared to my prices of $4.99- $5.99. I dreadfully hope that my readers will see the cost before hitting the buy button. The other indication is that the covers of these old books are drastically different than the current versions.

Will try to erase these remnants of my past as soon as I figure out how.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

I’m back!

It’s been six years since I published my first ebook and a lot has happened since. I wrote and edited feverishly, publishing another ten ebooks with four hitting the #1 status on Amazon in multiple genres. To achieve this took nearly all of my time and energy, and after completing my last ebook, AS IT IS IN HEAVEN, I decided to take a break.

For nearly a year, I’ve devoted myself to myself and my interest and hobbies, spending little time writing new material and even less marketing my existing material. I watched my blog’s stats go from 700-1,000 hits a day down to 70-100. My sales dropped from several dozen a day to several dozen a week. I felt my creative spirit slipping away as my newfound success and its rewards competed with my muse.

But now… suddenly infused with new energy I heartily proclaim “I AM BACK!” I’m currently finishing up polishing all eleven of my books into paperback novels. They will soon be available everywhere books are sold and will range from $3.99 – $6.99.

No longer will my work only be read in the virtual world, readers will now be able to carry along a tangible form of cerebral recreation. Instantly, I’ve doubled my potential audience. How could an author not be excited by this?

Huge promotions will be planned for this summer’s reading. Continuous blog and Facebook page updates will be made. And I will be aggressively writing new books and promoting my older ones. That’s right, folks… I’m back!

Saturday, March 4, 2017

A new chapter begins

VERY EXCITING! ... I'm currently working with Amazon to have all of my 11 ebooks (including my four #1 best sellers) published as paperback novels. They will start at $4.99. Within a few weeks, all will be available for order or purchase at nearly every brick and mortor and online bookstore and retailer in America and abroad. This is a game-changer for me.