I would love to do a state of sales report for the week but I’m so flipping confused now that Amazon has switched from monthly to weekly totals (which inconveniently include numbers from May and July) that I wouldn’t know what to tell you. But sales have continued at a steady pace, though my ranking has slipped into the mid to higher thousands. Big shock. People aren’t buying books this weekend–they’re outside grilling out and hanging with their family and friends.
We’re having homemade pizza because we’re contrary.
Yesterday I was stung by a wasp on the hand. FYI, if this happens to you, use lemon juice on the puncture. The acid helps neutralize the poison/venom/whatever. I still don’t know why it was just sitting on my gate where I grabbed it. Stupid wasp.
There’s a stimulating discussion going on over at Newbie’s Guide about ebook pricing and the difference between buyers vs. fans. My personal view is that for those of us who are unknowns, having one or two very inexpensively priced (like 99 cents or a buck) titles is going to do more to get people to impulse buy us and hopefully read and like us well enough to come back for our longer, higher priced stuff. I’m going to wind up having two $1 novellas out before the release of the first novel length book in the Mirus series, which I plan to price at $2.99. I think the higher rankings on those will make my other work more visible.
I just finished my scene list for Edge of Shadow. It’s looking like it’ll come in one chapter longer than Forsaken By Shadow. I’ve still got things to figure out (voice, personality, and internal motivations for my hero and heroine), but I’m pleased with the progress I’ve made this week. To those of you who wanted more of the drakyn, you’re getting it.