Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Success! (or Something Like It)

So, happy to report that Aeris has finally been published.  Holy Hannah, that took FOREVER, didn't it?  Here's hoping the next one can be just a wee bit quicker.  I mean, isn't that the whole point of self-publishing, that you can get books out faster?  Apparently not, in my case. :)

I'm pretty pleased with the publishing experience this time around.  Practice makes perfect I guess, because I was able to get everything together in the file and formatted in a matter of hours.  No weird TOC problems this time.  And the book is already available on Amazon, B&N and Smashwords.  Kobo is dragging its heels.  It's been about 3 days for them, so if it doesn't get up tomorrow, I'm supposed to email them or something.  Not that my sales on Kobo are anything to celebrate in general.  I think I've sold about 3 books total there.  Smashwords and Amazon are my best venues.

It's interesting, publishing a sequel.  It's a really great indication of how much people liked your book the first time around.  (I learned this from the Angel & Her Gun.)  So far this month I've sold more copies of Aeris than I have of Compis, which is pretty cool considering it's only been available for 2.5 days.  We'll see how the month ends up, but that is a lot of people who read and enjoyed Compis.

On the other hand, I'm so nervous because first of all, I put hours and hours into this book and second of all, I hope all the fans (especially those who took the time and effort to email me) aren't disappointed.  I hope that the story is progressing in a pleasing way.  I hope they are as excited as I am for the next book.

Speaking of which, I'm still making some headway in that department, though today will probably be a wash, because I'll be gone all day.  Terris: 7,892  Angel Book: 2,789  The angel one not having a title is bothering me, so maybe on my drive today I will find time to think of one.  I'm really enjoying writing it once a week.  I think it will be good for me.  And writing in only one perspective at a time in Terris(currently writing Luka's story line) is definitely better for continuity and flow.  Not sure about the inspiration part though.  Usually when I get stuck on something it helps to be able to go on to a different viewpoint.  I may be doing a lot of switching when I write.  We'll see.

That's all for now.

Happy Reading!
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