Necromancer Falling Hits 3 Bestseller Lists in UK

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I woke up to some amazing news this morning. In less than 24 hours since publication, Necromancer Falling has hit 3 Amazon bestseller lists in the UK, and two “Hot New Releases” lists overall! Thank you all so much for the overwhelming outpouring of support you’ve all shown. This is truly mindblowing! In the US: #22 in Hot New Releases for Metaphysical Fantasy #35 in Hot New Releases for New Adult & College In the UK: #65 on the Metaphysical and Visionary Fantasy Bestsellers list (both “Books” and “Kindle Store”…which I don’t understand since there’s no paperback yet, but I’ll take it!) #72 on the Low Fantasy Bestsellers list. Thank you all so much!  

Nat RussoNecromancer Falling Hits 3 Bestseller Lists in UK

Necromancer Falling Delayed

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Each day I wake up and check my social media accounts, and each day I see the same question asked with the most frequency (and fervor): What’s the deal with Necromancer Falling? When’s it coming out? The short answer is “soon”. But, there’s more to it than that…

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E-book Sales Aren’t Falling – Fortune

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In the latest case of “don’t believe everything you read,” the New York Times recently published another attempted hatchet job on Amazon, though it was an indirect hatchet job. As if they haven’t proved, time and again, that they’re a shill for “big publishing”, they decided to trot out some sales figures that appear to show a decline in the sales of e-books. Except, they forgot one thing. We’re not idiots.

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7 Points To Remember About Publishing

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I’d like to share another article with you that Joe Konrath dropped on his blog yesterday. He points out seven things we each need to remember about this writing and publishing gig, and they’re spot on. Click the link below for the original article. Source: A Newbie’s Guide to Publishing: A Gentle Reminder

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The Cost of Self-Publishing

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There is a long-standing myth that not only does self-publishing cost an arm and a leg, but that the risks far outweigh the benefit.    This myth has been debunked so many times, yet it keeps cropping up. In fact, as recently as three days ago, I took part in a Facebook conversation on this very topic. Much heated discussion was had, and it became apparent that facts weren’t heavy enough to outweigh emotions. Even after revealing my itemized list of costs for publishing Necromancer Awakening, I was flat-out told I was either forgetting something, or being outright deceitful. It was as if people wanted to hear that self-publishing is prohibitively expensive! Well, guess what? It’s not. I was pleased to get a notification …

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A Newbie’s Guide to Publishing: Konrath Kindle Unlimited Numbers

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Joe Konrath, indie author and trailblazer of independent publishing, offers his insight into the new payout structure of Kindle Unlimited.  Under KU 1.0, Amazon was rewarding writers for enrolling in KDP Select. Amazon wanted as many titles as possible, to build their Kindle Unlimited catalog. Shorts are easier and faster to write than novels, so Amazon rewarded short stories by paying authors much higher for shorter works, way out of proportion with novels and with the paper short story market, in order to get more titles into KU so it appealed to more subscribers. Under KU 2.0, Amazon is rewarding writers for being good writers. Amazon wants writers to hook readers for longer than 10% of the ebook. Amazon wants …

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Kindle Unlimited Scores a Knockout – The Wayfinder – Hugh C. Howey

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  After 40 days in the Kindle Unlimited program, and after going through my first royalty statement that includes KU pagereads, I have a few observations. First, a little background for the uninitiated: Over a year ago, Amazon launched an ebook subscription service known as Kindle Unlimited. For $9.95 a month, readers could enjoy unlimited access to over a… Source: Kindle Unlimited Scores a Knockout – The Wayfinder – Hugh C. Howey

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If You Like It Then You Should Have Glued Some Gears On It | mishaburnett

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I read this article from my friend Misha Burnett a few minutes ago and had to pass it along to my readers. Misha breaks down his dislike of the genre system and makes some brilliant points as to why it hurts more than helps. He’s going to be categorizing his fiction as Slipstream from now on, a word I admittedly have never heard in this context until tonight. I think the continued fracturing of genres is leading to a lot of unnecessary confusion.   Source: If You Like It Then You Should Have Glued Some Gears On It | mishaburnett

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Buying Your Way Onto The NY Times Bestsellers List

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[Updated June 20, 2016] As a bestselling author, I’m often greeted initially with enthusiasm. “Oh! You’re a bestselling author? How cool!” – Most strangers I meet. Then they discover I’m an independent author who self-publishes, and their tone takes on a different characteristic. It’s what I like to call the “isn’t he cute” tone. Oh. You’re talking about Amazon. I thought you meant a real bestseller list.

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