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!


Pencildancers said...

Congratulations! I think the whole process takes time self-published or not. Still think you've beaten the timing of print publishing.
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Lauren Garafalo said...

Congratulations on getting Aeris out there!! Every other hopes their readers will enjoy the story and all the least we know you're normal lol :D Great work on your continued writing - keep it up! Hope you're able to think of a title on your drive! I'm rubbish at titles...both WIPs remain nameless hehe.

Anonymous said...

Congrats on publishing Aeris! The process gets easier the more you do it. :)

I'm TERRIBLE at thinking of titles. That's why it was weird for me to think of a title for my current WIP before I started writing it. Good luck thinking of a title for your story. Maybe it will just hit you while you're driving. (That last sentence didn't sound too good, did it, LOL?)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations. I hope the book gets a good reception and blows your expectations away.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on publishing and good luck with the sales, that's so inspiring! I've just finished editing the first story of a trilogy so the next task is starting the sequel - not something I've done before. Looking forward to it. Oh, and I have code words for all my stories. They find their own titles after I've written them...

Nadja Notariani said...

Great big congrats, Kate! Seeing the title up for sale at long last must have you smiling from ear to ear!

Happy writing ....:}

Anonymous said...

How exciting! Congratulations on publishing your book! Hope you toasted with some wine and indulged in a guilty pleasure to celebrate! Lots to be proud of.

Kate said...

Excited! Can't wait to read Aeris, going to buy now!