Setting up a Contact Form so people can email me turned out to be a HUGE pain in the backside. Hours wasted, and the worst was that all it took was one call to my webhost, literally 2 seconds on the part of Evan the awesome tech, and it was done.
At least I hope it’s done.
I’ve had my website up for a year now, and it only now dawned on me that there’s no easy way for anyone to email me. ‘Oops!’ I’ll be working on that.
One of my short stories, The Prank, which was included in Stories from Arisa, is now in a free anthology titled Through the Suffering of Others. It’s a strong collection put together by J.R. Karlsson and features stories written by some great indie authors, including bestsellers like Lindsay Buroker and Tony Healey. The best part is that it’s free. Right now, it’s simply a downloadable Epub and MOBI file , but hopefully Amazon et al will soon stock it and let J.R. put it out for free.
Here’s the link which also has a description of the included stories.
Through the Suffering of Others
Andrew Leon Hudson was kind enough to interview me over at his site, The Cartesian Theatre. He took a pretty good axe to my answers, but I think they turned out better because of it. They’re certainly funnier and more entertaining.
That writing contest I mentioned for A Warrior’s Path…right now I’m in second place! In NASCAR terms, that would mean I’m the first loser, but this ain’t NASCAR. I’ll take second. I’m about 80-90 votes behind first place, so if anyone hasn’t voted, please do so.
Here’s the link:
I hate to do this, but I’m going to have to. The thing is, of my sales, well over 95% of them have come through Amazon. I don’t like being limited to a single distribution hub, but by the same token, I can’t overlook the influence Amazon has on the ebook marketplace. Or the promotion and marketing they offer to ebooks sold exclusively through their website.
For now, I’m going to make A Warrior’s Path exclusive to Amazon once again (A Warrior’s Knowledge currently is as well). I’m making this decision based on prior history. There was a prior period of time when A Warrior’s Path was in the Kindle Select Program (exclusive), and it seemed to sell better than it did after I made it available on Nook, Kobo, and Smashwords i.e. selling it through multiple sites didn’t make up for the seemingly lost sales when I took the book out of the Kindle Select Program.
We’ll see how it works out…
I just published the book. YAY!!!!!! Here’s the Amazon link: A Warrior’s Knowledge.
For a short time, it’s going to be exclusive to Amazon since they market the bejeezus out of a book when it’s in their Kindle Select Program. Later on in the year, I’ll put it on the Nook as well.
BTW, here’s the cover art.
A Warrior’s Path is a finalist for the inaugural Bookbzz Prize Writer Competition! The winner is decided by popular vote, so if anyone feels so inclined, send your vote my way (actually, I’m begging people – please, please, please). You need a Facebook account, Twitter account, or Google Plus account to be able to vote. Here’s the link:
Bookbzz Prize Writer competition
I’ve received the final edits. Yay! Just have to add a couple of scenes (about 2000-3000 words max) and wait for input from my beta readers. After that, one last perusal, and it goes out to the world.