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Oct 1

October 1, 2014

Humbled at Dragon*Con: My Memories of Eugie Foster

This Saturday past I checked Twitter and the first thing my attention seized on was a post by Alasdair Stuart. He’d tweeted about the work of author and editor Eugie Foster in that mournful way we’ve all become far too familiar with on social media. I really, really didn’t want to believe the implication of that tweet, but it only took me a few moments to find this post written by her husband, Matthew, on her website. Eugie Foster died that…


Sep 22

September 22, 2014

Here Endeth the Promo

Hey, kids. My five-day giveaway of the entire Slingers Saga on Amazon ended last night. All-in-all it was a very successful promo. First and foremost I want to thank all of you who downloaded the books, and particularly those of you who went out of your way to share them and evangelize the promo on your own sites and social media. No bullshit, it makes all the difference in the world. You folks are my marketing department. The final tally…


Sep 20

September 20, 2014

Day Three: “Go forth and wreak LITERACY!”

Hey, kids. Yesterday marked the third day of my Slingers Saga promo on Amazon. If you need a refresher, I’m offering all four ebooks in the series 100% for free for five days for the Kindle. It seems, sadly, we’re topping off. The current number of downloads stands at 3,429. It’s been decreasing by half since the second day. Now we’re starting to trickle. I would’ve liked this to trend up rather than down after the first day, and I…


Sep 19

September 19, 2014

Day Two: Falling Back, Pushing Forward

Hey, kids. Day two of my five-day Slingers Saga promotion offering all four ebooks for free on Amazon is in the books. Which means it’s time for a brief progress report. We crossed 3k Kindle downloads last night. That’s good. That’s about half the number of downloads from day one. That’s not so good. Ideally I’d like this thing to trend up, not down, at least for the first few days. We also fell back in the Amazon rankings a bit….


Sep 18

September 18, 2014

#SlingersSaga Five-Day Free Amazon Promo: Day One

Hey, kids. The first day of my five-day promotion during which I’m offering all four Slingers ebooks for free on Amazon is over. I thought a brief progress report might be in order, and maybe even hip some more people to the promo and keep those already hip interested. It’s a pretty standard internet move, but go with me. It was a strong first day. We passed our first 1k downloads pretty quickly, and I got it in my head…