Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Alright then, I give in.

As I said in my last post I gave up on Smashwords and unpublished my stuff from there.

I've recently been reading some other bloggers who speak reasonably well of them, and someone said that they're working hard to build up their reader members.  The impression I got from them before was that they had lots (and lots, and lots) of writers publishing there, but not many readers buying there.

Now I have to take it all back.

I was persuaded to try again and so I put two novels and two short story collections on there yesterday, and I got my first sale ever from them today!!  Wahay!!  Who said you can't sell short stories.

And I got 56p for it instead of 26p!  I shall now be able to celebrate with a latté instead of a plain coffee.

I shall keep you, my loyal readers, up to date with any further progress.

Regards, Barry.

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Just thought I'd mention .......

Sales are still absolutely nowhere, but I've been reading my arse off.
I find it hard to find the good stuff at a low price, most of the ones I've bought haven't been up to much, but that's been cheering me up because I know I'm better than those.  The first real goodie I found was Lexi Revellian with her two books 'Remix' and 'Replica' and I'll buy anything of hers from now on.  Also, I've just discovered Debbi Mack's first book 'Identity Crisis', and I'm about to buy her second 'Least Wanted'. a pair of cracking noir thrillers, just the style I like reading.
I'm not one given to empty bragging, but my writing is way better than a lot of the other stuff I've found so far.  I'm not big headed but I honestly don't think I'm part of the tsunami of crap that everyone's talking about lately.  I do feel swamped by everything out there though, there's just so much of it.  I hope Joe Konrath's right when he says it will all come right in the end.
I've just published a book I've been working on for some years called 'The Special Project' and I'm quite pleased with it.  It's the second novel I've put out with two more still to go, but the next two still need a lot of work so it won't be for some time.
If there's anybody out there please drop by and say Hi, and if you can give 'The Special Project' a quick look I'd be delighted.

Cheers for now, Barry.