According to my publisher, between Amazon and Barnes&Noble, I have sold a grand total of ten copies of my novel, Tale of the Tigers. Yes, you read that correctly. Counting the copies that were sold via the novels website, Kindle copies [UPDATE: Kindle price dropped to $5!] and copies which I’ve sold in person, that’s approaching only about 200. Included in this number are giveaways for review purposes—none of which have been yet published that I know of—and giveaways to family and close friends.
Because I self-published (POD publisher), marketing is up to me and, no, it isn’t my strong suit. However, I will continue urge readers of this blog to buy the novel. To be honest, we won’t be able to have the book release party unless sales pick up dramatically.
I know that this is a time of great economic uncertainty, but buying my book will not only provide the reader with an inexpensive form of entertainment, it will give the reader a bit of insight with what’s happening right now in America. Well, at least I think so. A morality play? You could call it that, but, as all successful novelists attempt to do, I tried to show more than tell. I hope that I succeeded.
And, naturally, I want to have an independent source of
income using whatever talent and inspiration that God gave me. But I can’t do that without your help.
Buy my novel. You won’t be sorry. And if you’ve already bought it, please put up a review at Amazon or B&N; those can contribute greatly to my sales and publicity.
By the way: I have fifteen copies here at home for sale. When a customer buys a copy via the novel's website, that’s its origin and it’s the reason that a copy arrives so quickly at its destination.
UPDATE: And, right on cue, here’s another five-star review!
And, from a fan of the Tale of the Tigers Facebook page:
You know what I really enjoyed about this book? It didn't skirt politically correct comments, afraid of offending anyone. What a pleasure to read how people actually speak. Great first novel!!!!