A few days ago Amazon announced that 23 of its indie ebook authors had sold over 250,000 units last year. Just to be clear about this, that's over 250,000 each, not combined. Much to my surprise I find that I'm sharing a forum with three of them, and it's been celebrations all round.
When I started with ebooks I thought I'd waved farewell to paperbacks - I like reading on my Kindle, and it's always my first option for new purchases - but having a big smiley lapel badge "Ebook Author" doesn't quite hit the spot when I'm giving talks. Participants are happy to take my postcards sporting the book covers, blurbs and buying info, but they still yearn for a physical book, duly signed, from an author they've met.
I expect Torc of Moonlight the paperback to go live on Amazon in about ten days, and become available from Barnes & Noble, The Book Depository, and others, in about a month.
Don't you just love modern publishing?
31 January 2013
19 January 2013
Categorising a novel can make or break its sales, or at least seriously dent them. While Torc of Moonlight has garnered a good number of 4* and 5* reviews - 17 on Amazon UK alone - its sales have been less than startling. I still regard it as my best novel, both for its multi-layered storylines and use of metaphor & symbolism - not that many readers are interested in dissecting a novel to that extent. A good read is a good read, as far as most readers are concerned, and that is what I aimed to provide.
I have also had reverted my paperback rights, so it seemed an ideal time for a revamp. That should follow in about a month.
In the meantime, the new ebook is available for Kindle:
Apple, Nook, Kobo, Sony will filter through from the distributor in around a week, but in the meantime are available from: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/29377