Two months (More or less)
It’s been almost two months since I put my books on Amazon.
Shameless plug for my many and varied work (Something for everyone!) :
The New Songs (Poetry)
The Long Way Home (Scifi)
Dirty Wings and Other Stories (Horror short stories)
The Other Side of the Atmosphere (Scifi short stories)
The Veiled Earth Book 1: Magician (Urban Fantasy)
Return Fire (Crime, Espionage)
I have an Amazon and Goodreads author page. Please, please, please, give my stuff a shot, and if you like it, recommend it. Review it. Especially on Amazon.
About the nuts and bolts: The Amazon Kindle Publishing site is a little awkward and takes some getting used to, but all in all, if you have the patience the wade through all of the information, do a little digging online, and generally WANT to publish a good, well-designed book, it’s possible. It took a good bit of digging to discover the correct format keys, the right size for my covers (special thanks to my wife, whose help turned out to be invaluable for getting professional pictures to use as covers from sites that specialize in that kind of thing.) I got my covers from Dreamstime, a stock photo licensing site. Luckily I was able to dust off my old copy of Photoshop and put together some decent covers.
So, there’s that.
In a month, I’ve gotten about 120 downloads, which sounds amazing… until you factor in those evil jerks (I love you evil jerks… at least you’re reading!) with Prime, who can DL books for free.
But hey. I sold a copy of Magician in Europe. So, you know, there’s that. In looking at my order report, i discovered copies of my book have been pulled down at Amazon.com (America), Amazon.Uk (Britain), Amazon.ca (Canada), Amazon.au (Australia, and Amazon.de (Germany) I’m officially a world-wide… whatever the opposite of success is. I haven’t made much money, but my stuff’s out there. It’s a start.
The truth is out there. So’re my books.