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My novel has sold almost 600 kindle copies this week
« on: April 27, 2014, 10:39:57 AM »
Ordinarily I'm here talking about GAD.  But I'm also a novelist.

My Bookbub kindle promotion for my book THE PROSPECT OF MY ARRIVAL in the science fiction category starts today (April 26 thru May 1). This exposes my book to 340,000 potential customers who subscribe to Bookbub for its sci-fi offerings. The Kindle book is regularly $2.99 and will be offered for 99 cents during the promo.

Of the countless similar book sites, Bookbub has proven to be the single website with the best reach to book-reading customers. PROSPECT is about a human emybro that's allowed to preview the world before deciding whether to be born. It was a finalist in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards contest. Find out why film companies continue to take interest in this speculative, quirky novel.

www.bookbub.com
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Re: My novel has sold almost 600 kindle copies this week
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2014, 01:56:25 AM »
Congratulations! That's incredible! I've always wanted to be a novelist, but my anxiety seems to cripple me from getting very far on it. Knowing that you were able to get where you are gives me hope as well! I don't have a kindle though. Is your novel available in paperback?
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Re: My novel has sold almost 600 kindle copies this week
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2014, 12:18:13 AM »
Hi Proof, I hope you don't let your anxiety keep you from telling stories.

Yes, my book is also available in paperback.  Here is the link:  http://amzn.to/ozbXC4 
It's The Prospect of My Arrival by Dwight Okita.

Thanks.
Dwight
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Re: My novel has sold almost 600 kindle copies this week
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2014, 10:27:12 AM »
very cool! i'll check it out  ;D
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Re: My novel has sold almost 600 kindle copies this week
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2014, 10:38:25 PM »
After May 1, 2014 -- my novel can be found on Amazon.  It's available in paperback and kindle.

http://amzn.to/ozbXC4 
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Re: My novel has sold almost 600 kindle copies this week
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2014, 08:19:44 PM »
I'm one of those readers who has embraced self-published books. It used to be almost impossible to get an agent to show your book.

Now, people can take a chance. There's very little to lose and a lot to gain. Sure, I sample hundreds of patently awful books but that's the joy of Ebook sampling. I can always tell if a book "has what it takes" within a chapter or two, often in less. There are right ways and wrong ways to start a book being written. There are certain basic principles for the start and if a writer overlooks these, you can be sure the rest of the book will suffer.

I bought a self-published book from a writer, Hugh Howey. His self-published work became a huge hit and my self-=published copy is worth $500 on Ebay! Hopefully yours will be even more valuable.

So, my best wishes to you for success. Marketing is the next step and it looks like you've taken good care of that.
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Re: My novel has sold almost 600 kindle copies this week
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2014, 12:41:35 AM »
Hi Ringil, yes I'm all for the self publishing empowerment of writers.  Thanks.

Dwight
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Re: My novel has sold almost 600 kindle copies this week
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2014, 06:03:47 AM »
Congratulations. That is a great achievement!  :happy0151:
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Re: My novel has sold almost 600 kindle copies this week
« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2014, 08:40:05 PM »
Sounds good! I think I'll check it out on Kindle :)
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