Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Addendum to $.99!

So it's11:00 p.m. and this marvelously, fabulous day has happened and now is mostly history. Smitten Image did me proud today. From 115, 021 in the Amazon rankings last night at this time to...

 #77 Paid in Kindle Store
#1 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Fiction > Genre Fiction > Romance > Paranorma
 #1 in Books > Romance > Fantasy & Futuristic 
#11 in Books > Literature & Fiction > Contemporary

... this truly magical night, I am speechless, flabbergasted beyond reason, metaphysically on a surreal plane soaring way off planet! I truly don't understand what these numbers mean or how they work in the grand scheme of the book selling world but...

I am humbly grateful and sending out thanks to EVERYONE in my life, for getting me here, for their love and support and belief. And I'm thanking the wondrous universe that often baffles me, for the gift of today and the angels hovering near.


Monday, January 14, 2013


First blog of 2013... what the blue blazes have I been doing instead? Writing (just not here), skiing some, coughing, reading...  same old, same old. But an hour or so from now, January 15th, is Smitten Image's big day on Amazon. The Daily Deal, $.99 day where my little book will be the price of a candy bar, half the price of a latte, about thirty seven minutes worth of meter parking downtown and in my bad ass, ski instructor days, the cost of a can of chew. (Yeah, I chewed... didn't spit, so gross and it messed up the pristine beauty of white snow.)

$.99 day for the e-book of Smitten Image, futuristic fantasy fun that is Lily and Daniel's story, the artist who drinks a love potion and paints her perfect men who stalk her, the telepath who can't let anyone too close or he'll go mad. Yep, my two love birds hit the big time. Maybe...


Trying to understand how one's novel is selling on-line is like playing craps. Or jacks or deciphering code. But tonight, and it's 11:00 p.m., Smitten Image is ranked 155, 041 in the convoluted, algorithmic, ether-market that is Amazon books. Tomorrow, a different story, I hope. I would love to sell a million copies at $.99. I'd love to give it away for free if I knew people were reading it, giggling, falling in love with the characters and the fantastical futuristic world of magic. Because I may have written this book because it's one I'd fall for, but as I learned being an artist, value in the Real World is created by how many souls like it. And buy it.

So tomorrow, I'll be pushing my little book as if I were a pharmaceutical rep, a crack dealer, a pimp. And I'll probably get bad "street cred" and people will cry me 'wolf' for a spamming, self-serving self-promoter...

Tomorrow, I'm likely to be misbehavin' out in cyber world. So you better cuff me now.