Tuesday, August 29, 2017

The War of Art

We're cooking up some stuff so I figured I'd do a news post. Still figuring out the best place to inform people who might care about whats going on, but until something better presents itself I like blogger over facebook for formatting etc.


We're working on some logos and seeing what we can do about making something snazzy for our re-telling series and this is what we came up with. You can see the the Captain of Monte Cristo makes up one arrow, but what are those other two? Hmm Hmm. Perchance a bit of foreshadowing? Who knows!

I'm also getting a Patreon set up for the end of September. For those of you that don't know, patreon allows for communities ( like you! ) to support entrepreneurs ( like us! ) through a monthly subscription. The Idea is that we gain some financial support for the projects we're working on you get some bonus extras for supporting our work. We'll start out low key and try to build it our, but this is a model that's worked well for other artists, so we'll see how it goes.

I'll try to update again soon, I have some other things brewing as well; if only I can get some time to shake out all the things in my head.


Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Appreciation is hard to express

Thank You,

Publishing a book independently is interesting and there's a couple things that you need to understand:

1) Your book will be published. There's no review or submission process that you'll fail. You're responsible for quality control, no one is going to tell you your book is not good enough for sale. You edit, you upload and, suddenly, your book is for sale.

2) No one has to buy your book. This is the case in traditional publishing as well, but when you self publish, you could get no sales. 0. That happens a lot, actually.

I'm pretty proud to say that thanks to you, our readers, we sold some copies. We actually sold quite a few copies AND we're continuing to sell copies every day. Sarah did some marketing pizzazz, which is an understatement of her mastery in the art of hawking books, but without people willing to put down real money for this book we wrote it doesn't matter how much marketing you do. I'm not going to say the reason we write is for money but when you put something up for sale, it's nice to have it sell.

During the launch week of The Captain of The Monte Cristo, we hit top 5000 books on Kindle. That's out of over 1.5 million books available. For a first story in a series and a first book by an unknown author, that's an achievement.

All I can do is say Thanks and to make the promise that we're not done with this yet; not by a long shot.