I sold the Kindle version of my novel, Daylight Hours for free yesterday and sold 813 free copies. Eight hundred and thirteen…Jesus. All I can say is that I’m incredibly grateful for even one person buying my novel. I felt like a kid on Christmas morning waking up and looking at the sales reports. It was a gift that I hardly believe and I owe it to everyone who supported me.
Daylight Hours was #1 in Top Free Kindle books at one point and #2 for Kindle Fantasy-Paranormal genre. I didn’t hold the place long, but it stayed #11 and #13 for a while after that. This is beyond me. I promoted the book for my birthday for one day only and I was expecting to sell fifty, maybe one hundred at the most. I could have never hoped for what happened. I can’t wait to see reviews start popping up. Good or bad, I take criticism well and feedback only makes me a stronger writer. I can’t put into words how excited I am right now and how seeing those sales has invigorated my writing spirit.
I’ve got two more free promotions to use up and I’ll make sure the world knows when.
Thank you again everyone, especially all my friends and family who wished me a happy birthday and bought my book.
Now, if I can get half of those people who bought the book to review it, I might be able to get The Kris Grant Series picked up by a publishing house.
It’s finally here! The 17th. The quintessential day of the year. I’m twenty-four, although I look 28 and I act like I’m thirteen.
Today is my one day sale and Daylight Hours is FREE. I hope that everyone and anyone goes out and downloads my first novel. It’s as easy as clicking a button.
If you’re a fan of vampires or paranormal thrillers, then read my novel. It’s a blend of wit, action, and mystery. It’s also the first book in The Kris Grant Series, with the second one coming out soon.
Once again, it’s my birthday wish from people from all over the world to take a chance on my novel and review it. I want to grow and strive as an author and I’m grateful for the…holy shit…I just looked up the number of downloads I’ve gotten from this free promotion and I’m at…
And it’s only ten in the morning! (I apologize for all of the exclamation marks in this post)
I honestly can’t express how amazed and stunned I am at seeing that. I’m sure that anyone else reading this who’s put up a book on Kindle is thinking, “That’s nothing.” and maybe it is, but screw those people because knowing that 115 people have downloaded my book has honestly just made my day.
Thank you everyone and keep them coming. Please, spread the news. Grant one high-functioning autistic child’s wishes of one day becoming a successful author by checking out his first novel and reviewing it. And thank you again for the 115 people who’ve downloaded Daylight Hours today so far because you’ve given me the best surprise birthday gift I could hope to get.
Yeah, I don’t know about you people, but there’s only 2 days left until Daylight Hours is FREE on Kindle! Free!
This is pretty great news considering I finally have the chance to just give the book away to people. Spread the word, everyone. The first novel in The Kris Grant Series is on its way to rising up the ranks. I’m determined to make it a best-seller this year with these free promotions and Kindle exclusivity.
I still have chapters of the book posted on this site as well, so check it out in advance.
Just remember, there’s nothing wrong with supporting an indie author and downloading a free eBook with the click of a mouse or the tap of a finger. I mean, I’m kind of counting on it. So save the date. January 17, 2013: Free Kindle Book Day! For my book at least.
It’s tough being a college graduate applying for a position that has absolutely nothing to do with his college degree.
I’ve spent the last couple of hours trying to come up with a creative Action Plan that will impress, despite being my first Action Plan ever. This is what I get for always being an under-achiever. I haven’t made a name for myself as a writer yet and thus I must establish myself in the real world by trying to move up the corporate ladder enough to support myself.
Oh, college, how little you prepared me for this. If I was told that I would be doing nothing with my English B.A., then I would have dropped out years ago.
…negativity aside, I’m trying to be optimistic about this new job opportunity at work. I want to make the best of it and better myself no matter where I go or what I’m doing years from now. I’m not going to let a chance like management pass me up just because it’s not being a full-time writer (the dream job). I’m playing it smart and going for this Assistant Management position because it’s the best thing I’ve got going for me right now job-wise. (Teaching in South Florida has more expensive hoops to jump through than I thought. You’d think with all of the shitty teachers down here, it’d be easy to get a teaching position. Now I know some of the worst teachers I’ve ever had the misfortune of having really wanted that job they hate so much.)
Writing is a tough career to break into. The life of an artist is a pain in the ass. I know this now. I also know that story-telling is my calling in life because there’s nothing that gives me more satisfaction than working on a story and finishing it. Daylight Hours may not be perfect, but it’s me working towards a goal. In the past year, I’ve slacked a lot and lost a bit of the fire that fueled me to completing that novel. I feel that flame coming back now and I’m going to focus it creatively to become successful. Stress sucks everything out of you and I’m starting to stress less about what job I’m going to have now that I’ve graduated and I’m focusing more on the writing and just being in the present.
It’s nearly midnight and I have to open…Jesus. Ignore everything positive I just said. I just want to sleep for more than 5 hours.