Book Release Update and Sneak Peak at New Cover

Sorry I’ve been away for so long. We’re less than four months away from the re-publication of The Leaving of Things, and I couldn’t be more excited. Book-wise, I’ve spent the past couple of months going through the copy edits…

Next Stop: Amazon Publishing!

For many books, the self-publishing route leads to complete fulfillment for the author, in terms of sales, platform-building and, all in all, the sense of control he/she has over the entire process and, then, the hefty share in royalties, to…

Praise from Portland Book Review

Nathanial Garrod of the Portland Book Review awarded The Leaving of Things 5 stars in his recent review of the book. I’d been waiting for the review for a few weeks, so, first off, I was overjoyed and relieved that…

Interview with The Isthmus!

This week, I did an interview with Jessica Steinhoff,¬†Arts Editor of my hometown alt weekly The Isthmus. It was a great conversation and a lot of fun. It’s pretty wonderful to be the subject of an article in a paper…

So here’s the thing: Six months after the publication of the book, you know what I find myself obsessed with? Sales and reviews. Isn’t that terrible? I find myself checking Amazon and Goodreads for new reviews and KDP for sales…

It was a nice surprise to see The Leaving of Things in the Bookshelf section of the latest On Wisconsin Magazine (Winter Issue, 2013). Seeing the book mentioned in the alumni magazine of my alma mater was sentimental, humbling and…

BookBub Gets a 5-Star Recommendation

My BookBub promotion ends tonight after a very successful 6-day run during which I offered The Leaving of Things at $0.99. A combination of their dedicated mailing list and million-plus subscriber base translated into bigger sales than I ever imagined…

Of all the promotions I’ve tried so far, BookBub has far and away been the best. I’m about halfway through my first BookBub promotion, and I’m shocked by well the book is selling, albeit at the discount rate of $0.99….