Thursday, July 18, 2013

The Bookish Owl - Guest Post

I've just been featured on book blog "The Bookish Owl"! Now this isn't a blatant self-promotion; it's a brief article on how to write good characters. Hopefully this helps some aspiring writers out there.

Check out the guest post here! And be sure to take a look at some of the other posts too. A bunch of indie authors have been featured recently, and they've got plenty of interesting things to say.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Kydona topping lists on Amazon!

An interesting and gratifying realization for me today when I logged into Amazon: Kydona is the #1 free book in both Epic Fantasy and Sword & Sorcery!

Now the second sub-genre is a little odd because Kydona has no sorcery in it. Unfortunately Amazon offers authors no control over sub-genres, so I'll just have to hope that the lack of magic doesn't disappoint any of my new readers.

A little more info on the rankings:
#99 Free in the Kindle Store
#5 Fantasy
#1 Epic Fantasy
#1 Sword & Sorcery

Just yesterday, Kydona was the #70 Epic Fantasy and steadily climbing, but I never expected this kind of jump. I have no ongoing promotions and haven't been able to find any recent reviews on popular blogs, so I'll have to conclude that KDP Select is the reason for the sudden popularity. I believe the book found its way onto the Kindle Sci-Fi & Fantasy front page at some point, and the flashy new cover garnered a lot of clicks.

I'll be keeping an eye on this of course, but at this point, I'm awfully glad I signed up for KDP Select! And let me take this time to direct you again to my cover artist, Sam Carr!

[Edit] There have been exactly 1,538 downloads in the past week, most of them in the last 12 hours!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Kydona now enrolled in KDP Select

I've just given Amazon exclusive rights to the first book of Kydona! After much debate and research, I decided that the temporary loss in readership via other outlets is worth the potential boost on Amazon, which is the source of 75% of the book's downloads.

The ebook is still available for free, but not much longer! If you haven't already, jump on Amazon and grab your copy before the price gets bumped!

For those who miss the boat, I anticipate holding a giveaway in a couple of months.

Please spread the word, and thanks everyone for your support!