Autumn Dark Free Promo Results
I ran a free promo for Autumn Dark over the past two days, April 8-9th. It shot up to #49 out of EVERY free eBook on Amazon, eventually claiming the #2 spot a few hours later, where it would stay until Day Two before dropping only to #3!
That's top two out of millions of books: cookbooks, children's books, YA, Fantasy, Crime, Thriller, Horror, etc. That's also against authors like James Patterson and Stephen King.
And I couldn't be more grateful for the results. What an experience it was to see it up there and to know that people were interested in a book that I wrote!
But it was free, Sean! You didn't get paid for any of the copies! This is true, but what it did do was get the book into reader's hands, which is the most important thing to an author.
Thank you all for sharing and downloading the book. My only hope now is that everybody enjoys it.
Pre-sales for my next book, an anthology called A Looking In View, also went up considerably. So, another Thank You to those who pre-ordered. I'm very excited about it and hope you'll enjoy those stories, too.
You can pre-order it here for under a buck (just over a buck once Uncle Sam takes his share).
September is my favorite month. It's the month we say goodbye to summer and hello to the best season of the year, Fall. My birthday also falls (get it?) in September. So does Stephen King's. It's today actually. He turns 70.
I've finished a short story called The Last One Out this week for an open call submission in the Fall. I've also completed another one called Never Tear Us Apart. I need to review both one final time before they'll be ready to submit. I hope they're good enough to sell to the magazines I have in mind.
Sometimes you have to write all the way through a story in order to get it all down. Then break out your pick-axe and chip away until the damn thing makes sense. Only me? So be it.
I've heard that Cemetery Dance Magazine will have open submissions this Autumn. Since learning this, I have started a short story called Never Tear Us Apart. It's just under 3,000 words right now and is in the early stages of creation, aka the first draft.
Lincoln Cole is trying is hand at publishing with Kindle Scout again. His first and only published work with them is Raven's Peak, a modern-action-horror and also the first of the Raven's Series. This time around, he's submitted another horror, The Everett Exorcism. There are only 10 days left to nominate it. Supporting him would mean a great deal to the both of us.