#SampleSunday – Times of Trial: an End Times novel

Here is a sample from the first part of Chapter 4 of “Times of Trial.” Available at: Amazon US, Amazon UK, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, Apple iTunes, Kobo Chapter 4 A day earlier…. “I’m starting to fear for our safety, Eric. Some of our neighbors keep calling CPS and the cops on us for homeschooling the kids, our house gets egged, and someone keeps smearing dog or cat poop on our doors. Along with the graffiti on my car and neighbors who slam their doors every time they see us outside, this is the last straw for me. We should take up that offer to move to Wyoming,” “I think … Continue reading

Sales for 2011

Now that I’m pretty sure I have all the sales numbers in for all platforms, I’d like to share how many novels I sold or had downloaded last year as an independent author, to give encouragement to those that aren’t sure they can do it. I’ve been doing this for about 4 years, 1 1/2 of which I’ve actually put any effort at trying to promote my novels, since I’ve written three in that time span. Last year, I sold or had D/L’s of 24,151, in 2010 – 520, 2009 – 68, and in 2008 – 37.  Here are the numbers for 2011 for each book and where, from first … Continue reading

My sales for year so far

When I started self-publishing in 2008, I didn’t really have any kind of goals on how big of a number I wanted to reach. When I hit 100 sold by the end of 2009 without any promoting except for Facebook, I thought that was cool. When I managed to get a little over 500 sold last year, I thought that was awesome. Well, as of September 2011, I have now reached 2000 sold for the year so far, and I’m only 200 away from reaching 3000 sales.  Earlier in the year, around March, for some inexplicable reason to me, my sales took off on both Amazon and B&N at 400 … Continue reading

My $.99 ebook sale.

Until September 19th, all four of my novels in e-book format are on sale for $.99 each. THE USURPER: a political thriller Gary Jackson is raised to hate. Hate the United States, its people, and everything they have ever stood for. His mission is to destroy the country from within, allying himself with the worst of America’s enemies, and one very powerful and malevolent billionaire, to accomplish the deed. Once elected to the highest position in the land, Gary puts his lifelong goals to work, and puts the USA onto the path of ultimate destruction. He stops at nothing to rid the USA of his political and spiritual enemies, until … Continue reading

Where all my novels are located

Dear reader, if you’d like to know where you can buy my novels, here is a comprehensive list: Out of Time, originally published through iUniverse in 2008 in paperback, now through Createspace, and a 2nd edition uploaded as e-book this year.  With coupon code ZC6JYHVF get this title for 50% off from Createspace. Paperback: Createspace Amazon- 2nd Edition Amazon UK Barnes and Noble Books a Million Borders Independent Bookstores e-Book locations for $.99 Amazon Kindle UK Kindle Apple iBooks Borders NOOK Sony Reader Smashwords The Usurper, published 2010, through CreateSpace – $5 off with coupon code JKJLG2YW. Review of The Usurper Paperback: Amazon Amazon UK Amazon Canada Barnes and Noble … Continue reading

January’s sales numbers

Here are my sales numbers for the month of January. Thanks to being on Kindle Nation Daily at the beginning of January, I surpassed my goals for the month. I sold 197 copies altogether of my three novels, and I was only expecting to sell maybe 100. Here are the stats from Amazon and B&N: The Usurper, my thriller novel for $2.99 as an ebook, $9.99 as paperback Kindle US: 104 Kindle UK: 4 B&N Nook: 13 Paperback: 1 Out of Time: a time travel novella for $.99 as e-book, $6.99 for paperback Kindle US: 28 Kindle UK: 14 B&N Nook: 4 Paperback: 1 Shattered Earth, a science fiction novel … Continue reading

Where to find The Usurper

Ok, as of right now(July 30), here is the list of stores online that The Usurper can be bought: The Usurper Paperback: 310 pages Publisher: CreateSpace (July 14, 2010) Language: English ISBN-10: 1453702725 ISBN-13: 978-1453702727 The Paperback CreateSpace Amazon Barnes and Noble Powells and on Lulu with a separate ISBN E-book Version Kindle Smashwords Sony Reader Kobo for your mobile phone Scribd Lebrary Myebook Available at the Apple iBookstore, search for ISBN 978-1-4524-2920-5 If you're on Goodreads, Shelfari, FiledBy, Facebook, or Myspace, Twitter, then click on the links to find me or my books Related posts: Where all my novels are located My sales for year so far Novel sales stats for 2012 … Continue reading

Experience with self-publishing so far

I just thought I would take the time to post my experience with self-publishing so far. Since I published through Iuniverse.com, they post sales 2 months after the fact, so I just recently found out I only sold 7 of my novellas in February, making all of $2.34 in royalties. I guess I shouldn’t go wild and spend it all! ha ha. I have to wait until the end of May to know how many novellas I’ve sold off of Barnes and Noble.com or Amazon.com, or any other online store that is selling it. I’m learning the art of patience when it comes to waiting to find out my book … Continue reading