Falling Off the Shelf

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Due to some sort of Amazon glitch, The Dying Times has “fallen off” the virtual shelf at that retailer. I can only say that saying it has been a stressful time since this happened is an understatement.

I’ve been working with Amazon’s KDP service to get the title reinstated, but it’s not back yet. The paperback editions of both books are still available, and the Kindle version of the second book is still up. Hopefully, it will be resolved quickly and ...

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The Next Big Thing

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I’ve been writing zombie stories for most of this year. Well, I’ve been writing zombie stories since 2009, but have only recently published them. I have one more in the series to write, and the currently finished book and the one to be written to release. I’ve enjoyed writing the zombie stories, and I appreciate all the positive feedback and encouragement that the series has received so far. It was my first adventure in writing and publishing at novel length, ...

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February Report, 120 days later

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It’s been four months since The Dying Times hit the scene, and about 23 days since The War of the Dead was released. I’m here to report on sales rankings, sales numbers, and so forth. People ask me about this all the time, and I promise, as always, to include some shiny graphs and stuff. I will include sales from all channels as of 02/25, and they shouldn’t change a huge amount until the end of the month.

The Dying Times

I’ll ...

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Book #3 finished, going to editing

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I’ve finished the writing part of Book #3, Prisoner and Survivor. This one details the experiences of a convicted murdered in the times of the living dead. I think fans of the series will be pleased in how it starts to tie everything together.

Time to edit and start working on the cover art. I have something special in mind for this cover, and then it’s the long, arduous process of editing and proofreading for me.

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The Dying Times has cleared 1000 sales

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The Dying Times has cleared the 1000 sales mark in the first 3 months it has been out.  Sales on other titles add to the numbers and remain steady, as well.

It would only be proper to thank the readers who have made this possible.  Without them, my material wouldn’t be read and would remain in obscurity.  I appreciate all of the readers who have given me a chance so far, and I hope many more will give The Survivor Chronicles ...

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The Dying Times now for $0.99

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You heard it right.  The Dying Times is now available for only 99 cents.  It’s the closest to a free sample of the series that I can drag myself kicking and screaming to accept.  I haven’t decided if I will leave it at that price forever or increase it again after The War of the Dead comes out.  Maybe it will depend on whether or not it sells well at this new price tag.  It has so far, but I’ll ...

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Self-Publishing Book in the works?

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I’ve started writing a few bits and pieces on a possible new book – a book about self-publishing.  It may become my first non-fiction piece.

Basically, it’s a book that shows you how to do the same thing that I do.  Well, I should say that it helps you publish your own book in print and distribute it.  I can’t really teach people how to write a good story.  That comes from somewhere deep inside.  I can, however, teach people how ...

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The War of the Dead Coming in February, 2011

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The War of the Dead is coming out in the first week of February.  I am very excited about this second installment being released, and I hope the current fans of the series will enjoy it as much as – if not more than – the first book.  People have asked questions along the lines of “Why so fast?”, and all I can really say is that I don’t want to wait on each installment of the series to come ...

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The Dying Times gets 3-Star Review on Amazon!

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On the Amazon product page, The Dying Times has received its first 3-star review.  On the Amazon rating scale, this is generally considered an average rating, not too good, not too bad.  Good points and bad points that are balanced.  (Update 01/09/2011: I’ve been advised that a 3-star is actually a good review, which makes sense (it’s greater than 51% of the stars you could receive.)

Brian Kittrell, are you insane?  How could you be excited about this?

Well, ...

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Contest Begins Now: Win a Free Kindle 3G!

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This contest is now closed, and a winner has been selected! Thanks to everyone who participated!

The contest begins now for the Q1 2011 Late Nite Books giveaway, endearingly entitled “Nadene’s Awakening”!  The Grand Prize of this contest is a Free Kindle 3G to one lucky winner, signed copies of every book in the series to the First Prize Winner, and more!  Check out the contest details on the contest homepage!

There are free ways to enter, so go ahead and ...

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Riches vs. Fame: An analysis

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In a recent blog article by Stephen Leather, who is leading the sales on Amazon UK Kindle with his title Once Bitten, he shows his sales numbers and talks a bit about the number of sales he has received.  US sales are not quite as high, but I’m sure that he will start accumulating them with the $0.99 price tag.

I also must first disclose that Stephen and I had a rather rough first conversation in which I ...

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Sales Approaching 300, over 200 sold in December

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I just wanted to make a post regarding sales for December, and, of course, I wanted to thank everyone who has purchased.  I certainly hope you enjoy the book!

This little hobby of mine is becoming a great source of additional income, it would seem.  I’m far off from making this a full-time job, of course, but the little extra boost to my income should help ease the tension at home and pay a few bills.  That’s all I really expected ...

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