Thursday, August 2, 2012
Today's Top Stories
I think it's time for an update. First things first. The Malice giveaway went very well. I'd originally scheduled it for three days, but when I hit 10,000 downloads by the end of day two, I decided to pull the plug. Since then the novel has sold a good number of copies.
I've since removed Malice from Amazon's Select program (Dark Passage is the only book still there) and am in the process of making most of my work available to our epub friends via Kobo, B&N, Itunes etc.
I'm still reluctant to go through Smashwords to reach any of the more obscure vendors, especially since any changes I want to make take forever, but for now I think I'll bite the bullet. I am however, placing my books directly through as many vendors as possible (Kobo, Itunes, Amazon...) to avoid those pesky SW complications. Here is a link to my titles on Kobo. The other's I'll post once they go live.
I also have two short stories that will be coming out soon. Once they're done, I'll be folding them into a short story collection which will include several of my existing shorts as well as three others never before seen.
In other news, I'm hoping the new cover for Dark Passage will be coming soon. It's been in the works for a number of weeks now and I've been particularly picky with this one. I'll put it on display once it comes in. Oh, and I'm also working on a top secret new novel. The idea just came to me the other day and I've been laboring feverishly to do all the research necessary. I have at least ten projects in the pipeline, many of which are half completed. It's not terribly uncommon for me to start a story all gun-ho, only to lose steam half way through when I realize I have no idea where I'm heading. I've discovered the secret is to let it sit for a few months/years and then come back to it. After that it practically writes itself. I'm half joking of course, but you get the idea.
Finally, I'll be doing interviews this month with a couple of new indie writers. Horror author Craig McGray will swing by for some words later next week and shortly after that I'll introduce you all to the lovely Michelle Muckley.
That's all for now. A big thank you to everyone who downloaded and read Malice last week. If you loved the book and just can't keep it in, why not swing by Amazon and leave a review.
Thanks for stopping by!
Posted by Griffin Hayes at 5:52 PM