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So I formatted and uploaded to Smashwords yesterday, Faerie Apocalypse – Aoife’s Tale available here. It’s easy enough, the formatting guidelines do take a bit of getting used to, but I reckon if you do it once successfully, it’ll stand you in good stead for the next time.
So far, I’ve had one sale and about five people checking out the sample. Not too bad!
My Amazon sales have fallen through the floor, no sales for the last 6 days, but I was very excited to discover I now have two Australian readers. It’s really amazing the far geographical reach that digital selling has.
For me, it’s not about the number of sales, it’s about the fact that total strangers now have access to stories I thought up all by myself. They’re no longer just stuck inside my head with nowhere to go. Every sale, even if it’s just one a week is one I celebrate. A bit Pollyanna-ish of me I suppose, but if those few readers enjoy the story than that’s all I really want.
In the meantime, I’m 4000 words into Faerie Apocalypse – Aidan’s Tale. It takes up the Faerie Apocalypse story from the very start. Aidan, the brother of Aoife O’Neill from the first instalment, is at Newgrange when the Faeries explode out of the ancient mound on Dec 21st 2012 and start their reign over the mortal world.
And seeing as it’s a bank holiday weekend here in Ireland, I’d better get on with it as the full time job awaits tomorrow, sigh!