The editing deadline I mentioned in my last post is tomorrow so today I have to focus on that. Thus, I won’t be putting a chapter out today. Instead I will release it on Wednesday. After that I will be going back to releasing at least one chapter every week on Sundays. Sorry for the inconvenience.
This post is more than little hard to write. Since I started writing this story I’ve always released at least one chapter a week. That was an ironclad rule I forced myself to obey no matter what. Unfortunately, this week I won’t be able to release anything. I feel terrible about it but that doesn’t change anything. Sorry.
The reason for this is simple. A while back I set the date to hand my second book’s manuscript to my editor in advance. For my first book, since it was my first time, I only contacted them when it was already done. This meant I had to wait months for them to have a opening. Editing a book takes a lot time. Anyway, the point of giving myself this deadline was to force myself to work harder and avoid that waiting period. Unfortunately, I’ve fallen behind and have to focus on finishing my personal book 2 edit. I haven’t had any time to work on my latest chapter. My every spare moment is spent editing so I don’t miss the deadline next week. I should have given myself more time to do the editing but I’m still very inexperienced at all this.
The good news is that after next week I will be able to completely focus on writing web serial chapters. I’m nowhere near the point that I have to worry about editing book 3. This means that soon I will be able to get back to releasing 2 chapters a week. Again, I’m sorry for the inconvenience.
I’ve had some requests to reveal how well my book launch has been going, and I have no problem with doing that for you guys and girls.
The release of my first book has actually been going very well. I’ve managed to get up on several Amazon lists even though I haven’t had the time to do any real advertising. Below you can see a pic that shows the highest point my rankings have hit, about 2 days ago.
They are a little lower now but my sales are holding steady. They started lower but slowly went up for a week, and now I’m selling over a hundred a day. I have no idea how long that will last, though. New releases can drop to nothing after a while. I spent some money on internal Amazon ads but those did nothing for me. I made no sales from them, which was disappointing.
My experience so far is very good for a first time author on Amazon. A lot of people make next to nothing, and I’m doing a lot better than that. However, I’m doing about average compared to other authors in my circle of acquaintances. They are a successful bunch. 🙂
My main goal right now is to keep my sales from suddenly dropping off, and the best thing to help this is to build up reviews. I need reviews badly. So please review my book on Amazon.com, especially if you’ve purchased the ebook.
Thanks again for helping me out, everyone. This is all because of you!
I just released my first ebook on Amazon. I have been talking about it forever without actually doing it, but now it is done. No take backs. I’m very nervous.
I’ve put a lot of effort into making this ebook worth buying. I hired and worked with a professional editor, and I went through a rather long process where I tried to commission the perfect cover. Even discounting the countless hours spent writing and editing, getting all this done was very expensive, especially since I had no idea what I was doing. None of it would have been possible without my lovable patrons. I am super in debt to all of you. Thank you so much.
If you enjoy my writing then please purchase this book. It helps me out way more than just putting a few bucks in my pocket. The more people buy the book on Amazon the more it will be advertised there. That means it will be easier for new people to find, and thus I will get more sales. A big boost from you guys will really help to get the sales ball rolling. Every purchase helps, like a lot.
The other important thing to do is to review the book on Amazon. Every single good review helps promote my ebook there. Reviews by verified purchasers are especially important, so if you buy the book please take a minute to review it. I will be ever so grateful to you. It really means a lot.
The Goblin’s Tale chronicles the first book of the web serial. The story goes from the beginning of the serial to just before the characters set out for Daggerpoint. Some changes have been made to focus the plot and I have added some new scenes as well. Compared to the web serial the book is much more professional and streamlined. I think it is worth getting even if you have already read the web serial. It might just be time to reread the beginning of the story and remember all the things you missed. That sounds like fun to me. 😉
I chose the current price based on other novels. The Goblin’s Tale is actually much longer than a lot of other books. It’s over 120,000 words and its price reflects that.
You can also review the book on Goodreads. I plan on releasing a physical book eventually, but I’m very busy right now, so I don’t have a time frame. I’m super busy getting all the stuff for this book launch done, and to top it off I will be moving soon. Its a good thing I own next to nothing.
Buy the book. 😛
I really wanted to release 2 chapters this week and keep doing that for as long as possible. However, it just didn’t happen. 🙁
The chapters I am writing right now are very important ones with lots of plot development. This means I have had to go back and edit them a few times and that writing them is very slow. I don’t want to release them early if it means quality suffers.
There will definitely be a chapter on Sunday, and I hope to keep releasing more Wednesday ones as well. Thanks for reading.