I've already chosen the cover art for my new middle-grade fantasy novel Kira, the Rainbow Princess. Our artist, Kike Alapont, actually made the decision pretty easy! Check it out. . .
I've been saying all week that it feels like my novel is slowly gaining momentum.
When we released ANOM: Awakening just over a month ago there was an initial rush of interest. I chalked this up to the support of friends and family coupled with offering the e-book for FREE for the first 5 days (People love free stuff. Watch them at a Phillies game when the Phanatic comes out with the Hot Dog cannon. People lose their ever-loving-minds!)
But after those first five days, interest in my book plummeted . . . like stepping off a cliff!
Now things are changing again. It really started over a week ago when we cracked the top 100 superhero e-books on Amazon. Ever since, it feels like ANOM: Awakening has been on a slow burn -- like when Wile E. Coyote lights the trail of black powder in his cartoons -- and it's all leading to something big.
It's hard to offer proof of what I'm talking about. It's more of a feeling. But every so often you catch a glimpse of a way-post -- a sign showing where you've been and hopefully where you're heading. Today is one of those days.
As of this writing, ANOM: Awakening currently ranks #28 among superhero e-books on Amazon!
I'm not sure what you're all doing to make this happen. If you're telling friends, or writing reviews, or simply loaning someone your copy of the book so they can read it for themselves. . . but whatever you're doing, please keep it up!
Success as a writer is entirely dependent on you, the reader, so let me say it again: Thank you!
Yesterday, in less than a month since its release, ANOM: Awakening cracked the top 100 superhero e-books on Amazon!
This is a major accomplishment, and none of it would be possible without all of your enthusiasm and support. From the bottom of our hearts and a million times over . . . THANK YOU!
To celebrate our accomplishment, Vanessa and I are going to give away 5 free copies of ANOM: Awakening. All you have to do is follow the link below, like my Amazon Author Page (no purchase necessary), and you will be eligible to win one of the 5 free downloads.
If you already own a copy of my book (or two or three), then this is the perfect time to tell your friends and family about ANOM: Awakening! Maybe they can be one of our lucky winners!
Thanks again, and keep checking the page for more ANOM updates and information about future writing projects!
I am proud to announce that in less than two weeks since its release, ANOM: Awakening is already ranked #368 among Amazon's Superhero e-books!
But we still need your help!!!
If you've recently read ANOM: Awakening, please consider going over to Amazon and giving us an HONEST rating and review*. There is NOTHING more important than reviews for the promotion (and eventual success) of the book.
As always, thank you for the support. It's been an amazing ride so far, and I can't wait to see where we go next!
*You can find Amazon's review policy here.
Thank you to everyone who came out yesterday to celebrate the launch of ANOM: Awakening at Alaura Kitchen and Candy.
It would be hard to imagine a more perfect beginning to my literary career. It was wonderful getting to see so many of you showing up from different "phases" of my life -- Bridgeton High School, Champions Martial Arts, Uptown Pitman.
My only regret is that I didn't have more time to spend with all of you!
ANOM: Awakening is off to a great start! We're already planning an event for next month so please keep checking the website to find all the latest news about my book and my writing.
In the meantime, the biggest thing anyone can do to support my writing is to share my book and give me a rating on Amazon. That would be huge.
Thanks again! Can't wait to see you all soon.
The Launch Party for ANOM: Awakening is one week away, and a lot of people still have questions. This is the place to find all your answers!
1. WHERE: The party will be held at Alaura Kitchen and Candy at 36 South Broadway, Pitman, NJ 08071 (you can check out the map below).
2. WHEN: The party will be on Saturday, June 25th from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. We're hoping it feels like an "open house" so please show up at any time between 2 and 4, and stay as long as you like.
3. CAN I BUY YOUR BOOK: Absolutely! We will have paperback copies of my book for sale at the launch party. The book will cost $12.00 and we will accept both cash and major credit cards. But a quick word of warning: supplies are very limited! The best way to make sure you have a copy of my book for the launch party is to pre-order now from Amazon. JUST CLICK HERE.
4. WILL YOU SIGN MY BOOK: YES! I plan on spending most of the launch party visiting with guests and writing profound and pithy prose on the inside cover of my book!
5. WHAT ELSE WILL WE DO: At 2:30 and again at 3:30 I'll take a break from signing to read excerpts from my book. After the readings, there will be a brief question and answer period so I can field all your questions regarding my writing and the world of ANOM: Awakening. There will also be door prizes and free ice cream.
6. WHAT KIND OF DOOR PRIZES: We're going to give away gift cards to 4 local Pitman businesses. Four lucky winners will receive a $10 gift card to either Alaura Kitchen and Candy, Endgrain Coffee Bar, Crossroad Comics and Collectibles, or Dia De Los Burritos.
7. WAIT A MINUTE. DID YOU SAY ICE CREAM: YES!!! Everyone who comes to the launch party will get 1 free scoop of ice cream from Alaura Kitchen and Candy. Just our way of saying "thank you" for supporting the launch of my first novel.
And I think that just about covers it! If you have any more questions, leave a comment. Otherwise, I'll see you all a week from Saturday.
It's a day early, but ANOM: Awakening paperbacks are now available for pre-order. This is the BEST way to make sure you have a novel for the launch party on June 25th. You can pre-order your paperbacks here.
Just a reminder that paperback pre-orders will be available beginning Tuesday, June 14th. This is the BEST way to guarantee you have a book for the launch event on June 25th.
Next week in my blog post I'm going to answer some of the most common questions I've received regarding ANOM: Awakening, the June 25th Launch Party, and writing in general.
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Our first order of paperbacks arrived today! We now have 100 novels to sell at our launch party on June 25th. Paperback pre-orders will be available on June 14th. We'll keep you posted.