Now that the collection is live on B&N and Amazon, I'm expanding to new markets. A Handful of Pearls
will soon be available to buy on Goodreads
, as soon as the digital mice run a few more cycles.
I also formatted a .DOC for Smashwords, but when I tried to open a new account, I discovered that my screen name was already taken.
Apparently this is a leftover from the old Lethe version, because it lists my real bio and has a link to my webpage. I'm now in contact with Smashwords to get that page & screen name transferred to me. Once that's accomplished, I should be able to get the collection listed on Apple, Sony, Kobo, etc.
Strike that last. The amazing Mark Coker took care of everything. I have my account set up, and I've just uploaded the files for the collection.
But how about those sales?
Well, they are slow. I expected that. It's a collection, not a novel. Nor am I a well-known writer, like the amazing jimhines
. However, a few reviews are in the pipeline from the winners from last week's contest
and from RT Book Reviews
. I've also submitted the book to a couple other review sites, so hopefully those will generate some notice.
I also have some other plans. At some point, I might run a 99-cent sale, just to see what happens. And in September, I plan to release an e-version of my short story Pig, Crane, Fox
. It's really for promoting my YA novel, but new titles tend to give a boost to existing books. Beyond that, I don't know. Maybe Jim will come up with a splendid idea that I can copy. *g*