Monday, November 26, 2012

Launch!


At last! Something I’ve written is finally available for sale!
Actually, it has been available since Thanksgiving (11/22), but only now am I getting around to actually posting the links. Amazingly, already a dozen copies have sold, even without me promoting its existence.
The short story excerpt, Aggadeh Chronicles Book 1: Nobody (The Pirate Arc) is now available for purchase at 99¢ from Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Because of the holiday, it is not yet available on Apple’s iTunes Book Store, yet.
When the full novel is completed in a few months, I’ll pull The Pirate Arc from the sales venues. Of those twelve people who have already bought the short, I advise you to consider it a collector’s item, as one of my editors picked out a typo that got through everything and made it into the release. The correction was made last night. The typo was the use of an incorrect word in Chapter 4. It was my father who caught it. One of those, “Holy crap! How’d I miss that?” kind of errors.
This is why I waited for so long to announce where to buy my book. I wanted to make sure all the i’s were dotted and the t’s were crossed before I started pushing it out there. I wanted to make sure that everything was working right, before I had a field a thousand questions such as, “Why can’t I find it?” The answer being, because the database hadn’t been updated, yet. (As of now, my book has just started appearing in the sales lists.)
Another reason I sat quiet on it was curiosity. What would happen if I just put it out there, like sticking a note into a bottle and throwing into the ocean? The answer: at least a dozen people bought it! How on earth they found it is beyond me. I do strongly suspect it may have either been staff purchases for review or possibly publishers and agents buying new titles in an effort to find promising writers to sign. Who knows? (Well– the twelve who bought know…)
So now it’s out there. Buy it! It’s only 99¢!
The full novel will be ready in a few months, after editing is complete. Yes, it does take that long. If you like the excerpt, then you only have to wait a little longer to find out what happens after the Island Dancer leaves Gulagh and where Nem winds up next. (Hint: there’s a reason the title of the series is Aggadeh Chronicles.)
If you didn’t like it… Well– Thank you for taking the chance and trying my book. Remember you’re only out 99¢, less than a cup of coffee. I don’t expect everyone is going to like my story. I’ve read books that I found my reaction was less than entertained, even though I liked other stories by the author. I do have other stories coming…