Upcoming Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals

For the upcoming start of the Christmas season (although, it seems like the Christmas season never ends anymore, especially if you see commercials on TV promoting Christmas deals right after Halloween), I have a couple of deals that anyone can take advantage of. I’m offering 50% off of most of my paperback novels through Createspace, which is good until the end of the year, and the coupon code is ZC6JYHVF. Other deals are listed with the books, including a free Kindle book the week of Cyber Monday. Times of Turmoil – Christian Thriller In Times of Turmoil, a prequel to Times of Trouble and Times of Trial, we follow how … Continue reading

Sales for the year so far

Now that it’s June, here are my sales numbers for the year so far, from regular sales to when one of my novels was in KDP Select to free giveaways. These are all from mostly just promoting online on Twitter, Facebook, and a bunch of message boards. The novels are listed in order of publication, from 2008 to 2012. Amazon US Kindle Out of Time – 34 Don’t Mess With Earth – 13 The Usurper  – (regular sales) – 67 KDP Select numbers for The Usurper – 329 Shattered Earth (which I unpublished on Amazon) – 8 Voyager & The Aliens – 3 Dust Storm – 4 New Frontier – … Continue reading

Times of Trouble, a new Christian fiction novel

Times of Trouble is my sixth novel, which will I will upload to Smashwords, B&N, and Createspace sometime in the next few days. It’s a Christian speculative fiction thriller. I’m aiming for the group of Christian readers who read the Left Behind series back in the late 90’s, and I’m hoping they’ll enjoy reading this novel. What it’s about: In the near future, the U.S. government has turned into a tyranny as the government agencies known as the EPA and TSA grow with ever more power, taking away the liberty many Americans had known for over two hundred years. They’re joined by a government agency, the Health Administration, which was … 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

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

My interview on Two Ends of the Pen

Here is the interview Deb Martin of Two Ends of the Pen did with me: Briefly describe your journey in writing your first book. My very first novel that I actually finished writing was the novella Out of Time, a time travel adventure story. I wrote it off and on for about 10 years, started from a couple pages long to where it’s at now, about 30k words. Did you query agents or traditional publishers before publishing on Amazon? No. Back in the late 90’s when I was seriously thinking about publishing any of my writing, I decided I’d rather publish my own stuff. I looked into vanity press, but, … Continue reading

Moment With Mystee Interview

This is today’s post from the blog Moment With Mystee. It’s an interview I did with her: As a child, what did you want to do when you grew up? Baseball player, track star, or writer. I lack athletic skills, having had asthma, so I went with writer. What inspired you to write your first book? One day when I was 15, during Spring Break I sat down at a typewriter and began to write a world war 3 kind of story. I never finished it, but something in me wanted to start writing a novel. So, I’m not sure what inspired it. Do you have a specific writing style? … Continue reading

Announcing Shattered Earth, a science fiction novel

Shattered Earth is my fourth novel. What it’s about: Advanced humans, called Terrans, leave Earth when its threatened by a massive meteor. The remaining humans on Earth fall back into primitiveness. The advanced humans, and a group of aliens, the Ragnor, involve Earth in an interstellar war. Thousands of years later, the humans of Earth decide to do something about this. Interstellar politics will never be the same again once Earth is done with their revenge. These Terrans involve themselves throughout human history. Some play as King Arthur and Merlin. Another is a scientist, whose name is Galileo, and he gets into all sorts of trouble for challenging official orthodoxy … Continue reading

New cover to Out of Time

I decided to update the paperback, and uploaded it to Createspace. The original was published through iUniverse in 2008, but, I’ve updated it since then, and its been the newer version in e-book form for a little over a year. Here is the brand new cover. Stay tuned for updates! Available for $.99 on Nook, Smashwords, and whenever Amazon gets around to updating it. Related posts: My sales for year so far Where all my novels are located Sales for the year so far 2013 Novel Sales