February 2012

Thrilling to see my Amazon rankings this morning

February 29, 2012

When I was browsing my local bookstore last fall looking for inspiration for the cover design of Realms Unreel, Neal Stephenson’s latest book Reamde called out to me. The stark white on matte black really pops when it’s on a bookstore display. Not to mention that Neal Stephenson is one of my favorite authors. Not [...]

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Kickstarter Update #5: Signed paperbacks and tee shirts now en route!

February 2, 2012

Just posted our latest Kickstarter update!

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Nice things people say

February 2, 2012

As a companion post to my Free promo weekend redux post, I wanted to note how incredibly kind and encouraging the reddit community is. Here are some of the nice things people said to me on my Realms Unreel free promotion posts in /r/kindle, /r/writing, and /r/books: I just finished it. WAS AWESOME. Far exceeded expecations. I felt like I was back in [...]

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Free promo weekend redux

February 2, 2012

I spent most of my time online this past weekend interacting with redditors realtime as I watched the download numbers for Realms Unreel soar on its first free promotion day (which I decided, about twelve hours in, to extend to two days to shoot for the highest sales rank possible). People asked some good questions in [...]

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How I found a great freelance editor

February 1, 2012

I’ve been asked by several writers whether and how I obtained editorial help for my manuscript. Here’s the story. Beta readers rocked my world My first line of defense against writing a horrible book was the help of friends, family, and strangers who, when they heard I was writing a book, enthusiastically offered to read [...]

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Free promo boost

February 1, 2012

Looks like the free promo boost happened, after all! Some time today, Realms Unreel broke into the Top 100 bestselling leaderboard in paid Sci Fi ebooks on the Kindle store. It’s currently at #93, just behind George R. R. Martin’s A Clash of Kings and ahead of Kurt Vonnegut’s Cat’s Cradle and Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Shadow. [...]

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