December 30, 2011


I know, I know. I haven't posted here in too long.
Well then, have you noticed my Poem Page on this blog?
Seven poems, written over the last six years. Very erratic production. Will never produce enough for a whole book, but may as well post them so some might read them.

I have published another Sherlock Holmes story, The Pink Jewel Conundrum, and people are buying it. This is the first finished product from the Nanowrimo effort. More will follow, though I'm spending more time online or otherwise occupied than in editing & revision.

Then, I put Stone Song into the Amazon Select Programme, which allows Prime members to borrow 1 book per month free, and allows authors to have books free on Amazon for 5 days in a 90 day period.
Stone Song was free on the 25th & 26th December, to benefit from the feeding frenzy of new ereader owners. It was downloaded 50 times in the UK and more than twice that many times in the USA over the two days. Then it went back to $3.99 until today, the 30th. It will be free for 3 days this time. My hope was there would be less free books now, while people would still be downloading at a high rate. From the big gains in rank garnered from few 'sales' today, I was right.
So far (4:30 pm) 10 downloads in the US and 7 in the UK have got it to ranks (Amazon Free) of #5,900 US & #2,500 UK.

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