Monday, May 26, 2014

Goodreads Contest to Win 1 of 10 Free Paperback copies of VENGEANCE Completed

On May 22nd, 2014 ten lucky readers were randomly chosen by the staff at Goodreads to win one of ten free copies of my debut Thriller VENGEANCE.

Just a little while ago I ordered each of the ten copies through AMAZON and had them mailed out to the winners.

A total of 1,979 Contestants entered to win a free copy of my book.

The winners are from the following countries:
2 from Portugal
1 from Brazil
2 from the USA
1 from the Philippines
2 from Australia
1 from Canada
1 from Poland

My Thanks to everyone who entered the Contest.

If you'd like to purchase a copy of the book you can find the two different formats here:  AMAZON

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Earning money as a Published Author.

I just got an e-mail from Amazon saying that they'll be paying me for my March sales. It's official - I'm a published author earning money from the sale of my first novel. Considering this is the 3rd book I've written since June of 2010 it's understandable how excited I am to finally start getting monthly checks for something I love doing. Next goal - to sell over 1,457 books a month, every month. Goal # 2 might take a while, but I've got my fingers and toes crossed.

If anyone is interested in checking out my novel here's the link:  Vengeance  

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Progress Report on Book 2 in the Reece Culver Thriller Series - SABOTAGE

Book 2 in the series will be named SABOTAGE and is on schedule to be released some time in 2015. As of today I've written 105,920 words in the current draft of the novel and the story is shaping up very well.

In this next book in the series Reece and his buddy Haisley Averton travel to Scotland in search of brown trout and as usual end up finding more than they were looking for.

This book is shaping up as an international thriller with setting locations in Scotland, London, the Colorado Mountains, and the Caribbean.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

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What Readers are saying:

5.0 out of 5 stars Strong mystery, strong suspenseMarch 22, 2014

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5.0 out of 5 stars An Impressive Debut Novel by a writer of depth.  April 6, 2014

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5.0 out of 5 stars A must read if you like Suspense!April 11, 2014

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Friday, May 2, 2014

Amazon's KDP Select - 1 Day Free Promotion - Two Days Later Looking Back

Eventually all Indie Published Authors consider signing up for Amazon's KDP Select.  I took the plunge about a month back.  It was after reading a few chapters of the ebook "Lets Get Visible - Get noticed and sell more books" by author David Gaughran.  Last weekend I paid my $29.00 and set up a one day book tweeting campaign for Wednesday April 30th.  I set up the KDP Select Dashboard for my novel VENGEANCE to offer it for free that same day.

What were the results?  I've heard the program works best when you send out your FREE BOOK announcement to everyone and God a month ahead of time.  I did my sending out only 3 days in advance and submitted my free link to 5 sites on the Web.  I did pay for a book tweeting service and also got some help from some of my followers on Twitter and Facebook.

As of 5:12 pm MST on 5/1/14 this is where the ebook version of my novel Vengeance stood.

As I write this in the evening a couple of days after the Free Day my book is sitting here on Amazon:

What kind of books are sitting at #63 in the Books > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Private Investigators area of Amazon you ask?

In this category of Best Sellers in Private Investigator Mysteries you'll also find novels by Sue Grafton, Stuart Woods, Robert B. Parker, and Michael Prescott.  Not too shabby of company for an author who just published his debut Thriller about 6 weeks ago.  

Of course the success may also have to do with the constant / daily marketing effort I've been putting in since late February, or it could have to do with luck.  The longer I spend rubbing elbows with fellow authors ranging from an Edgar Award Winner, to some as of yet unpublished pals the more I realize that the success of a novel is 20% writing, 40% marketing, and 40% luck.

Regardless of how many books I sell it's pretty cool to have my book sitting in an area of Best Sellers with authors whose work I read cover to cover some years back while studying the art of the Mystery Thriller Novel.