Friday, October 7, 2011

My first 5 star Amazon review

My father passed away a few weeks back and my sisters and I spent the week clearing out his apartment, so I haven't been terribly active on the blog or twitter. I was thrilled to find that a follower/followee (is that even right?) on Twitter had stumbled onto my book and decided to give it a whirl. Several positive tweets and a 5 star review later I have to say I'm thrilled. I've worked long and hard on Malice so it's a very gratifying feeling.

Now as far as the price, against sound and experienced advice I've dropped Malice to 99cents from 2.99$. My goal is to build some momentum for the post-Christmas Kindle rush and spread some word of mouth. If dropping the price for a limited time helps the cause then so be it. Besides, I'm not keeping that low price for longer than a few more days to a week, so if any of you faithful blog readers are somehow still on the fence, catch the bargain wave while you can.

It's been a little over a week now since my experiment in self-publishing began and to date I've sold about 30 copies. I'm not sure if that's any good or not. Especially since I'm only on Amazon at this point. By next week I'll be uploading to Smashwords and a number of additional e-readers.

There's still a lot I have planned in the coming days for publicity too. Blog tours, more social media, reviews on blogs, word of mouth.

I encourage anyone who has read the book or part of it and enjoyed it, to post a review on Amazon or Goodreads. It doesn't have to be long. Every little bit helps.

Thanks for stopping by


  1. Wow, I was kind of featured in a blog post! LOL I'm glad that my opinion of your book has given you some of the positive reinforcement you've needed. I hope my review is only the first of many to come.

  2. Haha! Yes, I wasn't sure whether or not to include your name since some people aren't comfortable with that kind of thing, but I'm really glad you came by. Now people know you're real. ;-)

  3. Ha! I hadn't thought of that, but I do indeed exist. LOL

    Also, it seems congratulations are in order since you've reached 30 copies sold. That's got to be satisfying.

  4. Thanks Jason! It's a slow start, but I keep beating the bushes. I'm sure it's just a question of time and patience.