Monday, May 27, 2013

Print Version Now Available (finally)!

First, I hope you all had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend! I tried not to spend to much of it on book related stuff (in fact, we saw both Gatsby and the new Star Trek and hit the pool for the first time this summer). But, I also got a little work done...

Yes, the print version of Jump When Ready is now available on Amazon! So, if you're not the eBook type, you can get the Jump When Ready, print version at this link.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Kind of Cool

Don't get me wrong, I love eBooks. But there's definitely something cool about holding the actual print version in your hand. Got the proof copies today! Paper, ah, paper...

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Print Proof Copies On Their Way

Something of a quiet week after last week's promo (I have to say, that really was fun) which I've been using to both nurse a cold and put the finishing touches on the print version of Jump When Ready. Proof copies are on their way so hopefully it won't be long before the print version is out there too! I will keep you all posted...

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Jump When Ready Makes Top 100 Kindle List!

I woke up this morning to learn that Jump When Ready has climbed into the Top 100 Free Kindle downloads list on Amazon! To be honest, I’m still a bit in shock all these hours later. Jump is an indie novel, which I just published last month as an eBook (print version coming soon). In the scheme of things, Jump is barely a blip on the radar. I have no publisher, no agent, no publicist. This KDP Select promotion on Amazon is my first ever promotional attempt. I did some research on this (for example, reading Ryan Casey’s informative blog posts as well as advice offered by Annelie Wandeberg) and followed the advice given (although this first go-round, I was not included in Bookbub, as luck would have it). Did I think anything would happen? Did I think it would work like it has? Not at all! I just assumed I’d be lucky to get some downloads and maybe start to find some sort of readership for Jump When Ready. It never once occurred to me that I might actually break into the Top 100! At the time I’m writing this, Jump is listed as #1 in Kindle eBooks/Teens/Sci-Fi & Fantasy/Fantasy and #2 Kindle eBooks/Literature & Fiction/Fantasy/Paranormal).  By the way, it's still free to download today, May 9!
In the end, however, it comes down to all of you who gave me shout-outs on Facebook, who responded to postings on Goodreads, and who saw the book mentioned in one of the promotional sites and clicked on the awesome cover (image created by the very talented Samantha Pandolfe). So, ultimately, this is a long way of saying thank you, guys, for downloading Jump When Ready either today or yesterday! I hope you all enjoy the novel and thanks for supporting this indie writier!!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Jump When Ready at # 1!

Jump When Ready just hit # 1 on Amazon "Best Sellers" for its category in Teen, Fantasy and # 5 for Fantasy, Paranormal! Thanks to all of you for spreading the word and downloading the novel! Yeah, I'm just mildly excited about this!! Sleep should be no problem at all...

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Jump When Ready, free on Amazon Wednesday & Thursday!

Yes, I did mention this before but here's your chance (today and tomorrow, 5/8 & 5/9) to snag a copy of Jump When Ready for free. Two day deal only! Did I mention that it's free for two days? Check it out and think about leaving a review on Amazon or Goodreads if you enjoy the novel! Thanks!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Jump When Ready Amazon Promo!

Jump When Ready will be free for download to Kindle for two days as part of a promotional event. So, if you're a bit tight for cash (I totally understand), mark the calendar! This week, May 8 and May 9, you can snag the eBook version for free (print version coming soon) here!

What can you do for me for the freebie (you might ask)? Well, how about going to Amazon or Goodreads and posting a review if you enjoy the novel? Deal?

Friday, May 3, 2013

# 1 Spot for April Indies on Goodreads

Remember that first list I mentioned last week, for April Indie Releases? Good news! Jump When Ready ended up in the # 1 spot! Pretty darned cool...

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Goodreads New Indie Releases!

Jump When Ready got added to another list tonight on Goodreads! Last night it was for indies released in April (came it at Number 1!). Tonight, Jump appeared on a list for New Indie Releases overall. Out of about 400 books, Jump was at position 97 last I checked. Not bad for a book that's only been out a few weeks! Thank you, Goodreads!