Coming down to the wire.

So, we’re about to elect a new president, and I haven’t convinced the world to vote the way I want them to. I just discovered that I don’t agree with my chosen candidate as often as I do with the green candidate. And I think that my choice to share political viewpoints through social media has alienated my most likely readers. I don’t have the “right” political correctness – I just write good novel.

I think I’m going to start posting my short stories to Amazon, see if building up Bleeding Edge’s visibility will encourage people to buy Zook Country. Would anybody be interested in reading a science fictional love letter?

Publishing News!

I have great news! Zook Country has been picked up by Twilight Times Books, and will be in print sometime in the next year. The current link, and introductory $2.99 pricepoint, will go offline later this week, to be replaced by a Twilight Times Books link on or about Friday, 10 March. I shared this first on my Zook Country Facebook page. Go forth. Follow the link and Like Zook Country on FB. Be sure to buy Zook Country while the price is under my control! That’s really a polite request, but go do it anyway… By sometime Thursday, the Bleeding Edge Books edition will be be a fading memory!

Web Friends

Just writing a good book that excites the people who read it isn’t apparently enough.  I’m starting to mumble and chuckle to myself, thinking, “How can I make this thing go viral.” Then I get this really nice helping hand, and I just have to share, because it made me feel so good! Melissa Douthit on Zook Country I really admired the way she caught snapshots of reviews.  Cool.

Tracking Book sales

Aside

I suppose it’s early hours yet, but it’s abundantly clear that I’ve spent a lot more time setting up accounts to track book sales than my potential customers have buying books. If you are within the sound of this blog: a. buy Zook Country; b. tell all of your friends to buy Zook Country.  That’s totally a joke, but do it anyway.  It’s a good book.

Enough said?  I don’t think so.  Maybe I should try individually e-mailing all of my friends.  That should kill another ten minutes or so.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0078X7CPI

Zook Country from Bleeding Edge Books

Aside

With luck, the e-book version of Zook Country will go up next weekend.  I probably shouldn’t bring it up until it does, but I’ve been running around coordinating things for the last few weeks, and etc, so I’m getting pretty excited. I’ll reprise the blurb & etc. once I’ve got the final book in electronic hand.

Oh, it will be by Bill Swears – so the voters have spoken…

Taking a step back

Aside

I’ve decided to give up teaching in order to see my kids more, and work on my book more. I hate giving up the adjunct paycheck, but I have to keep some sort of balance. If Zook Country has a fan,she’ll probably be relieved to hear this, since it might mean that I’ll get the second volume out before the decade ends.

Zookland Promo

Status

Dirk Van Den Boom, my translator, sent me a photo of the promotion poster.

This is shameless self-promotion, but Dirk sent me the picture, and I have to share it. Unless you’re German, this isn’t available in a store near you. Sorry!