A Review Of Mixed Treats

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!