This Thursday, Goddess Fish Promotions is running a book blast in which 32 book blogs will be running posts about my book Hell Holes: What Lurks Below. This is my first promotion with them and I’m very much looking forward to seeing what happens.
I had a great time Friday Evening at the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) mass autographing event following there Nebula Awards ceremony. Even sold one of my best wands.
If you’re in Pittsburgh on Friday, May 19th (a week from tomorrow), check out the mass SFWA autographing event. It is free and open to the public with over 70 authors signing (and selling) their books. I hope to see you there!
My website was down for at least a couple of hours this morning. Apparently, WordPress updated their code, and the new code needed a new version of a plugin to work. My web hosting provider diagnosed the problem and fixed it for me. Go WhoIs; you rock!
Wednesday evening (April 12th), I will be having an hour long telephone conversation with movie and TV screen writer and producer Michael Chamoy, during which I will pitch my Hell Holes series as a movie or 3-part TV miniseries. I feel extremely fortunate to be able to talk to someone who has worked on both science fiction movies (X-Men 3: The Last Stand, The Incredible Hulk, and The Avengers) and the TV series Alphas.
While I realize that extremely few pitches are successful, I am cautiously hopeful. At the very least, I hope to learn my books’ potential marketability and how I can increase it and my pitch for any future attempts. Wish me luck.
I am taking part in the Brain To Books Cybercon Science Fiction Blog Hop.
I just reviewed Cyberpunk Tales, a great three-book boxed set of science fiction books. I highly recommend it.
One of the authors, Ashley Hunt, just gave me a wonderful character interview with Vivian Hsu (Red Viper), the kick-ass anti-heroine, which I will be including in the April 1st issue of Firesmith’s Speculative Fiction Newsletter. You can subscribe here. Believe me, you won”t want to miss it.
Also, every month, I will be running a contest in which all subscribers are automatically entered. First prize is an autographed copy of Hell Holes 2: Demons on the Dalton.
Tomorrow evening (Thursday, 8 February 2017) at 6PM CDT (7PM EDT), I am going to be interviewed live on Back Porch Writer Show on Blog Talk Radio. I hope you decide to join us live as I answer questions about “Living the Life of an Indie Author”.
Hell Holes: What Lurks Below today made the Amazon Kindle Best Seller lists for Post Apocalyptic Science Fiction (#11) and Modern & Paranormal Fantasy (#27). Wow.
Downloads of my first book have continued with over 100 occurring in the last three days. Today, I broke the 1,000 total downloads mark between Barnes & Noble, iBooks, InstaFreebie, Kindle Direct Publishing (Amazon ebooks), and Smashwords. It is amazing what concentrating heavily on marketing for a couple of months can do. In a few days, I am going to look at my daily statistics and try to figure out which of the many marketing approaches I’ve been using have been the most effective. For example, one of the companies I’ve used for Book Tours seems to be far more effective than another. Similarly, book spotlights on some eNewsletters also seem better than others (probably due to subscription size and genre makeup).