Really, really excited – my novel “The Pen is Mightier” (satire/homage to fantasy series like GRRM’s “A Song of Ice and Fire”) got to its highest ranking to date over the last couple of weeks – up to the top 40 or 50 in the Satire genre for Amazon ebooks. I don’t know the exact peak since the rankings update multiple times per day, and I can’t keep constant tabs.
After several months of really disappointing sales, this is a big relief for me. Still not anything close to a bestseller that means I can quit my job and write full time, but at least it seems to have caught on a bit with a small audience, even if it’s just for the holidays. I attribute it to some focused marketing I’ve been doing for fans of “A Song of Ice and Fire” and “Game of Thrones” on Reddit and elsewhere.
I know a few Dopers have read it and enjoyed it (and at least one didn’t enjoy it, which is okay!) – thanks so much for your support and reviews. I think the Amazon reviews are a key part of it, and I doubt any of my limited sales success would be possible without it.
Thanks for reading my celebratory and self-serving post!
PS: I’d be happy to send a free digital copy to any Doper who’d like one – just PM me if interested.