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Last post Author Topic: Sci-fi novel now available from DC member kyrathaba!  (Read 184119 times)

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Re: Sci-fi novel now available from DC member kyrathaba!
« Reply #725 on: August 06, 2013, 03:27:10 PM »
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that contact button still bothers me, though LOL

What do you recommend?

Truthfully, just a link would probably be enough.  In your links section, link to a contact page, and on that page put whatever information you want and/or a contact form.

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Re: Sci-fi novel now available from DC member kyrathaba!
« Reply #726 on: August 06, 2013, 03:29:15 PM »
Just so you guys realize how wealthy I'm becoming: the book's been out now about 16 or 17 days, and to date, I've made $5.13 in royalties on Amazon and $18.38 on Smashwords. The three paperbacks I've ordered are already spoken for. Two will go to a high school friend, who's buying one copy for herself and another as a birthday gift for a mutual friend. Because I'm donating the third book to my alma mater's library, I'll only net $0.39 on those three books :)

So, once the three paperbacks are delivered, and not counting any sales I may make in the meantime (the special on payhip may help: I noticed views jumped from 34 to 55 in like 10 minutes), I'll have made $23.90 in three weeks. Yeah baby, yeah!

Seriously, though, it takes time. Unless you're a one-in-a-million breakout seller, like Amanda Hocking, it's like rolling snowballs. It takes time, and consistent effort, to see growth.

I have three people on MarSocial who've promised reviews, two here, and three Twitter pals. Were all those to appear, then added to my existing four reviews I'd have a dozen. And if you think about it, if I've accumulated a dozen reviews by the six- or eight-weeks posting of the novel, that's not bad. Lots of competition.

But I console myself that, in just three weeks' time I'm gotten featured on eBookOnFire.com, and a promised radio interview. My book will go into my local college library (and of course I'll offer it to the public libraries in surrounding counties). I just think ya have to keep on keepin' on.

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Re: Sci-fi novel now available from DC member kyrathaba!
« Reply #727 on: August 06, 2013, 03:38:37 PM »
I've gotten rid of the floating contact button. Now, I have a contact form in the most likely places it'll be needed: my Proofreading page, and my About Me page. I may also just make a Page devoted just to the contact me form, and then put that in the Menu.

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Re: Sci-fi novel now available from DC member kyrathaba!
« Reply #728 on: August 06, 2013, 04:05:02 PM »
Thanks for being so transparent with this... the last time I tried was in the bad old days of submitting manuscripts, and it was a lot more depressing so I didn't really know what to expect.  :Thmbsup:

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Re: Sci-fi novel now available from DC member kyrathaba!
« Reply #729 on: August 06, 2013, 04:06:49 PM »
You're welcome. I figure it's all about learning from each other.

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« Reply #730 on: August 06, 2013, 04:10:10 PM »
I don't know if perhaps this needs a separate thread, so that it's not buried thirty pages deep in this epic thread. I'd like to find out who would like to receive an autographed paperback copy of the book. I'd get each one's shipping address confidentially, and determine a shipping fee (I'm thinking it's gonna be in the neighborhood of five or six dollars, based on prior experience). What do you guys think? Is that too in-your-face commercial, or could we do it in a low-key, low-pressure, this-is-just-here-FYI kind of way?

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« Reply #731 on: August 06, 2013, 04:44:58 PM »
I'd say go ahead and create a thread in announce your product.  Just do the big announcement as if this thread wasn't there and add that for a limited time you can get autographed copies and the information.

I'd think that would be highly appropriate.  :Thmbsup:

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« Reply #732 on: August 06, 2013, 05:15:29 PM »
Will do, about 3 hrs from now. Out with parent's for Dad's 76th birthday

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« Reply #733 on: August 07, 2013, 09:21:20 AM »
Received my 4th 4-star review. Also have a single 5-star review.

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« Reply #734 on: August 07, 2013, 09:36:09 AM »
Today only (Aug 7th), get novel Kyrathaba Rising for 99 cents instead of the regular $2.99 at Smashwords, using this coupon: ST48L

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Re: Sci-fi novel now available from DC member kyrathaba!
« Reply #735 on: August 07, 2013, 10:27:20 AM »
You might also want to check at getting the book up on http://www.fsand.com/

The owner* is an up-and-up guy, and they pay higher royalties.  Not as big as some of the others, but the more exposure the better, right?

*The owner is Daniel Keys Moran:
- http://en.wikipedia....ki/Daniel_Keys_Moran
- https://plus.google....07286020910913706370

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« Reply #736 on: August 07, 2013, 10:43:23 AM »
Will do! And thanks for the info, wraith!

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« Reply #737 on: August 07, 2013, 10:57:11 AM »
Like I said... been looking at this for a while, so glad that someone is able to benefit from my research LOL :)  He might also be a good source for another review.

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« Reply #738 on: August 07, 2013, 11:02:51 AM »
I signed up at the site, and sent Mr. Moran an email requesting that my ebook be placed in his store.

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« Reply #739 on: August 09, 2013, 02:42:04 PM »

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« Reply #740 on: August 09, 2013, 03:27:19 PM »
Getting some great press today:

http://topindies.us/?s=Kyrathaba+Rising

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« Reply #741 on: August 09, 2013, 06:04:35 PM »
Awesome interview posted on Mahesh's "Fiction Fresh" blog!

http://fictionfresh.wordpress.com/2013/08/09/interview-william-bryan-miller-kyrathaba-rising/

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When I sell people autographed copies, I either hand-deliver the book for $10.80, or send it via post, tacking on shipping and handling charges.

I'll take the hand delivered option thanks  ;)

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« Reply #742 on: August 09, 2013, 06:05:34 PM »
^ Okay Perry. (Now where did I put my boat-shoes?)

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« Reply #743 on: August 09, 2013, 09:34:24 PM »
^ Okay Perry. (Now where did I put my boat-shoes?)

Remember to take two copies  ;D

Actually, just autograph one for me and put it aside - then when the whole (duo|tril|quadri)logy is complete, I'll have the set in a nicely autographed Perry-inspired hardsleeve cover.

Postage will be cheaper too.  :P

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« Reply #744 on: August 12, 2013, 04:02:22 PM »
Got my second-ever 5-star review. It's on Goodreads, here.

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« Reply #745 on: August 12, 2013, 08:41:55 PM »
Looks like Perry might get to give up his day job  8)

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« Reply #746 on: August 12, 2013, 08:43:24 PM »
Yeah, Perry! Want me to give that reviewer your contact info?

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« Reply #747 on: August 12, 2013, 11:45:09 PM »
That's a nice comment... altho the "if I ever try my hand" is probably quite realistic.

Now, if she'd said she'd only read it because of the great cover, I may be able to raise my commision ;)

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« Reply #748 on: August 13, 2013, 11:42:09 PM »

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« Reply #749 on: August 19, 2013, 12:01:27 PM »
My copy just arrived in today's mail. Nicely packed, it arrived in excellent condition. Not even a dinged corner - which is a lot more than I can say for my last few Amazon deliveries.

The book is nicely bound, has very readable type, plus that great cover art. And it's signed by The Man himself!

Professional in every way.

Thx Bryan! (Can't wait for the second installment.} :Thmbsup:

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I haven't forgotten I owe you a review. 8)