Just a reminder: today is the LAST DAY to get The Watchmage of Old New York e-book for 99 cents. Yes! 99 cents! 99 pennies! A dollar minus one cent! 3 times 33 cents! All of these things!
Wiggle Cat and Wiggle Shaq like it. So will you. (See how happy they are?)
Watchmage is also shortlisted for a whole bunch of awards right now, but you’ll be hearing tons more about that in the near future. If you like Historical Fantasy, word play, mythological creatures, well-developed characters, interesting worlds, intrigue, and flying dogs, you’ll love The Watchmage of Old New York.
And, you know, 99 cents. You can’t even get cawfee for that little. You know how I feel about cawfee.
This month, to coincide with the 99 cent sale for The Watchmage of Old New York, I signed up to advertise in several newsletters. It worked. My sales have shot through the roof! I’ve never had a sales rank so high. At what rank do I get to call myself “best selling?”
I don’t know if it’s cost effective yet, but I think that it’s a better plan that just using free sites. Use both. Use Twitter, use your blog, join a promo club like #RRBC. Try everything.
Try everything: that’s a pretty good motto in life. You only level up through experience.
Level up. Become epic. Oh, and buy “Watchmage” while it’s 99 cents. You’ll (probably) not be disappointed. The only mediocre review it’s received so far was “3 stars. Imaginative, but silly. Good for teens.” I can’t argue with that. There’s a lot of absurdest humor in it, but plenty of gritty stuff too. It’s a pretty good mirror of this website: sometimes I’m dark and gritty, sometimes I’m philosophical and political, most of the time I’m weird.
Viva la weird.
Because sales are lagging, and because Amazon blocked or deleted a bunch of reviews from review sites, I’m having another 99 cent sale. If you like my writing and have an interest in history or fantasy (both would be optimal) you’ll probably dig this book. It has a 4.8 rating on Amazon right now, so people agree. You can buy it here.
Meanwhile, the sequel is with my beta-readers. So far I’m getting positive feedback for it. I don’t know when it’ll be out. My editor is only available during semester breaks (he’s a professor at NYU), and I want to do another draft based on the beta feedback before I give it to him. I wanted it to be out in November, but I’d rather have it out later than put out an inferior product.
On Sunday I will be at the Writers in the Mountains Book Festival. I’m nervous as hell because they’ll be agents there. I’m not very good with people, and usually embarrass myself. Combined with my anxiety and ocd disorders, this could be…awkward.
That’s all. Carry on.
I’m over the moon to announce that The Watchmage of Old New York is now available for preorder! Right now you can pick up the E-book for 99 cents. The paperback will come soon. I figured “one thing at a time.” The Official Release is October 27th, just in time for Halloween.
It’s been a long, strange trip for Watchmage. What started as a “brain refresher” short story after writing Song of Simon went on to be a serial, then exploded with popularity. Now it’s a series of novels (one so far) and possibly what i’ll be writing for the rest of my life (although I do intend on finishing up the sequels to Song of Simon).
Have I mentioned that I’m really excited?
I want to thank JukePop Serials for giving Watchmage a shot in the first place. I also want to thank everyone that supported it as a serial, and now as novels. You all rock.
I also have my mailing list set up, so that’s pretty cool too. I’m going to send out my first newsletter later this week. You can sign up for it here, and you get a FREE PDF of short stories (some of which take place in the Watchmage Universe, but I’m not saying which ones). I’m also going to include book deals from other writers, so you might find some new quality books on the cheap.