Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The Star System

If you're reading THE TATTOOED DUCHESS (Book 2 in A Fire Beneath the Skin) then you have my sincere gratitude.  You purchased the book.  You're spending your time reading it.  That's pretty awesome.  So why am I asking you for a favor now?  The fact is you don't owe me a thing.  There are a lot of books out there, and the fact you've chosen to read mine is amazing.

But if you enjoyed the book and want to spread the enthusiasm, please consider leaving a review at Amazon.com.  Like Ink Mage, The Tattooed Duchess is being published in serial form from Amazon's 47North imprint.  This is fantastic as it let's lots of readers get the book on Kindle for a very affordable price.  But ...

Unlike with other books, we won't see The Tattooed Duchess in Publishers Weekly or Booklist or other such places where people might usually find out about new novels.  Spreading the word depends on readers like you.  If you thought the book was awesome, then leave a review.  If reviewing is not your thing, that's cool too.  Like I said, I'm just grateful you're reading.  Today marks the halfway point in the novel's serialization.  A "the story so far ..." review is perfectly acceptable, or maybe you'd prefer to wait until the story is complete.

Whatever happens, whatever you do, thanks for reading.  Without you, I'm just some guy typing words in my little room.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Of sequels and serials: THE TATTOOED DUCHESS

THE TATTOOED DUCHESS is Book 2 of the trilogy A FIRE BENEATH THE SKIN and launches today!  Book 1 was INK MAGE, so you'll need that first, I guess.

But for the thousands of readers who've already read Ink Mage, it's time to come back for more adventures with Duchess Rina Veraiin and all of her friends in THE TATTOOED DUCHESS.  Remember, the book is being delivered in serial form, with a new episode hitting your Kindle each week.  Once you plunk down your 1.99, you don't have to do anything else or pay any more.  The episodes arrive automatically. AS IF BY MAGIC!!!!    ahem.

Anyway ...

Lots of readers enjoy the anticipation of a new episode hitting their Kindle each week.  Others .. not so much.  They'd rather read on uninterrupted.  For those readers, I suggest, getting in on the super cheap 1.99 price and then simply letting the episodes accumulate before you begin reading.  Obviously, you can wait until the serial runs it's course and then buy it on Kindle as a complete book, but by then the price will have gone up a few bucks.

Also, we all know how the Amazon game works, and I'd love a lot of people to buy the book today (or as soon as possible) to kick that Amazon ranking right in the nut sack.

And for paperback lovers, don't worry.  Once the serial has run it's course on Kindle, we can offer you an actual physical paperback in October.

Okay.  Thanks for listening.  You guys rock.