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….

So, I’m starting up on a series of promotional sales for the book using some of the book promotion sites I’ve read about. Some, like Book Bub are in the big league and require quite a bit of up-front investment….

THE LEAVING OF THINGS on SMASHWORDS -- Get Your $0.99 Coupon Code Before Deal Ends!

The Leaving of Things just debuted on Smashwords, and, to commemorate the expanding of my title beyond the embryonic waters of Amazon, I’m offering 50% off the Smashwords price for the digital download. I’m new to Smashwords. I’m new, frankly,…

The Leaving of Things Is FREE for TWO DAYS for Your Kindle

Starting tonight at midnight (July 19, for you calendar-minded), THE LEAVING OF THINGS will be available exclusively on Amazon as a FREE Kindle download (http://amzn.to/1axluXx). It’s my first free Kindle copy giveaway since publishing my novel in mid-May. The word…