Time for an update on the Gods and Dragons collection, which republished City of Demons. It is doing amazingly well, so well that I’ve been on Amazon.com’s list of the hundred most popular fantasy writers for weeks now. Sometimes I’m ahead of Haruki Murakami, which is just plain wrong, since he is the greatest author who has ever lived.
I’m waiting for the karmic retribution.
Since this is a republication rather than a new book, I blame it all on the skillful marketing of Phoenix Sullivan at Steel Magnolia Press and the talents of my fellow authors. The lesson that new writers should take away from this is that figuring out the algorithms of Amazon and the return on investment for different types of ads is part of the writing game. You can’t just write well, you have to market well (as well). If it’s not your cup of tea, then find someone who can do it for you.
This is an amazing ride that will end soon, but I’m glad I’m on it now!