A few months back, Alain Gomez over at Book Brouhaha sent out the word that she was looking for short stories and collections to review. Being the nice guy I am, I sent her a copy of my short story collection, A Jar Of Mixed Treats. She finished reading it and posted a very kind review this morning. Reading her review was a very pleasant way to start the morning, let me tell you. 🙂 So go check it out.
In other news, I put So You Want To Be a Dragon Slayer back to free today, in honor of MLK day. I also got to thinking some more about pricing. In the last month, 24 people bought a copy of Dragon. Pretty good, and Lord knows I’m not complaining. But… Several people have, in conversation, told me they avoid the $1.99 price point because it’s this weird place of limbo – it’s not the uber-cheap point that $.99 is (though let’s face it, in this day and age $1.99 is nothing) but it doesn’t give the royalty that $2.99 does. Several have advised me to just skip $1.99 altogether. Theoretically, I like the sliding price scale that I developed (I talked about it back in July when I went on my $.99 rant). But it can’t hurt to experiment. So post-freebee sale, Dragon is going to $2.99. We’ll see how the buying public reacts to that price point.
I am, of course, continuing to write. I am making progress on The Pericles Conspiracy, though not as quickly as I’d like. I still plan to have the first volume done by the end of the month, and ready for release sometime in February. My friend/beta-reader is still chewing on Glimmer Vale. I suppose I SHOULD have been looking for cover artists for the last few weeks, but frankly…I haven’t. I was thinking it would be cool to have a map of the region inside the book too, so I’ll need to contact an artist about that as well. I really need to get on the horse with those two things if I want to get it out next month too. And that’s the hope/plan.
Right. Well, I guess I’ll get back to it then. Cheers!