Lessons Learned from 1000 Books

Nat Russo Marketing, Necromancer, Publishing 131 Comments

**Updated February 5, 2020** [Apologies for any poor formatting you come across. I imported this from another platform and I’m still sorting through WordPress idiosyncracies.] Having sold more than 1000 copies of Necromancer Awakening (my bestselling dark fantasy novel, now available on Amazon), I’d like to share some of my lessons learned about independent publishing. Some of them will delight you. Others will disturb you. I believe many will surprise you. Beware…many an exclamation mark lurks ahead. [Update – January 10, 2015: This article was posted less than a month after Necromancer Awakening was published. In the interests of transparency, nine months after publication, that sales number is somewhere around 20k and climbing (not including 2.5k I gave away for free).]

Necromancer Awakening Breaks Into Top 25 Bestseller List

Nat Russo Necromancer, Publishing, Reviews 2 Comments

I woke up this morning with a text message from a friend waiting on my phone: “#25!” I can hardly believe it myself. One week after publication, Necromancer Awakening broke into the Amazon Top 25 Dark Fantasy Bestsellers list.     Moreover, out of a half-million books on Amazon overall, Necromancer is currently ranked #5601!    I can scarcely wrap my mind around it! I’m simply without the words to sufficiently express my gratitude to you all. Thank you so much for following my journey, from my first fledgling steps several years ago, to today…an Amazon bestseller. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you! I promise you this: I’ll do everything in my power to make sure book 2 (Necromancer Falling) …

Necromancer Awakening: Chapter 1

Nat Russo Necromancer, Writing 1 Comment

The release of Necromancer Awakening: Book One of The Mukhtaar Chronicles is right around the corner. To celebrate, and to give you all a taste for what you’re in for, I’ve decided to release the first chapter right here on the blog.   I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it. And don’t forget, if you want to read the rest of the story, Necromancer Awakening will be released on Friday, April 11 on the Kindle store, followed shortly thereafter in other formats. Read on past the jump for Chapter 1. [UPDATE 5/10/2014] A month after release, Necromancer Awakening remains on 5 Amazon bestseller lists! Read on to see what all the fuss is about.   …

Necromancer Awakening Cover Reveal

Nat Russo Cover, Necromancer, Publishing 2 Comments

I’ve been sitting on this news for about a week, eagerly awaiting all of the final business matters to be wrapped up, and now I’m proud to reveal the cover for Necromancer Awakening: Book One of The Mukhtaar Chronicles!   It’s been a three-year labor of love; 90 days writing the first draft and the rest of the time editing and rewriting.   I hope you love it as much as I do! And now on to the Necromancer Awakening cover reveal!