Happy New Year, And So On

January 3, 2012 at 2:07 pm
filed under random novel-related blather

Well, 2011 came to an interesting end, with a healthy number of copies of Mendacities being sold in the weeks before Giftmas. Overall, my sales for 2011 were, well, disappointing—much better than 2010, but still pretty lackluster. Sure, they could have been worse, so I’ve something to be thankful for, at least, but mostly it’s like they say; if it wasn’t for my bad luck, I’d have no luck at all.

Anyway, on to various bits and bobs of news. After eighteen months as a self-published author, I’ve finally seen my first payment. It was for less than eleven dollars, but it’s something. Barely.

The discount promotion on the Kindle edition of Mendacities ended on January 1st, so the book is back up to its new price of 2.88 USD there. Sorry, but it was kind of unavoidable; I write and publish short stories, novellas, and full-length novels, and the minimum price I can charge anywhere is $0.99. That means if I want three meaningfully different pricing tiers, well… something had to move. Hey, if it’s any consolation, Mendacities is arguably my best book, so it’s not like you’re getting screwed. :)

Let’s see, what else? Um, the first couple of reviews for my latest novel, Without A Spark, are in, and can be read here. I’m pretty pleased, understandably.

As to what the new year holds in store from me, well… I’ve got quite a bit of stuff in the works. There should be an almost-love-story at the end of January (just in time for Valentine’s Day), followed by a more straightforward romance novel in late February or early March. Then, sometime in late March, I estimate, there should be another wacky/zany/strange light novel kind of “thing” in a similar vein to Mendacities. I won’t say too much about it at this point, except that there’s a cat in it, and a mysterious redhead. :)

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