Sunday, March 27, 2011
Liquid Fear Upload, German Skull Ring, kids books
The lovely and talented Christa Polkinhorn has finished a German translation of The Skull Ring, I've uploaded the new thriller Liquid Fear to Amazon, BN.com, and Smashwords (should be live by tomorrow), and received the art files for our new children's book Too Many Witches from Lee Davis. My children's books are some of my bestsellers at BN.com (I suspect the color Nook makes a big difference) and I believe translations will flourish as ebooks expand.
The ebook world is agush with the news of Amanda Hocking signing for $2 million after awesome indie success. Congrats to Amanda for following the dream, even back when it looked dim. The flip side is Barry Eisler's recent move to reject a half-million-dollar advance in order to self-publish, so clearly the indie train is moving in two directions. Compare with what's happening with the Dorchester/Leisure boycott, with a "legitimate publisher" in a real mess and allegedly not paying writers. Look for my post at JA Konrath's blog this week.
Also could use a few advance reviews for Liquid Fear so if anyone wants a copy, email me (hauntedcombputerbooks AT yahoo) or buzz me below.
Also don't forget the April Fool's Gold Rush on April 1--11 bloggers giving away $10 gift certificates, and if Liquid Fear breaks the Top 100, I will give away another $100 gift certificate. Crazy, I know. But why change now?