The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

Because that novel isn't going to delay itself
trixie
Posts: 311
Joined: January 4th, 2011, 12:35 pm
Contact:

Re: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

Post by trixie » February 23rd, 2012, 7:22 pm

Margo and Matt--congrats on all the self pub victories!

Ryan--Wow, invited to speak? Excellent!

Ginger! Congrats on making it through the first round of ABNC! That's so cool!

Sweartagawd... one of these days I'm gonna post some SQUEE in here. It won't be today, might not be soon, but I WILL POST HERE!

Guardian
Posts: 563
Joined: September 29th, 2010, 4:36 pm
Location: Somewhere between two realms
Contact:

Re: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

Post by Guardian » February 25th, 2012, 6:58 am

I never thought that any of my books is ever going to reach this, but on Amazon US, Anno Humanae Salutis (7 Post Meridiem XSS #1)'s present rank:
#2 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Fiction > Short Stories (Amazon US Best Seller Rank: #187)

User avatar
Ryan
Posts: 205
Joined: December 7th, 2009, 2:25 pm
Contact:

Re: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

Post by Ryan » February 29th, 2012, 6:25 pm

Guardian wrote:I never thought that any of my books is ever going to reach this, but on Amazon US, Anno Humanae Salutis (7 Post Meridiem XSS #1)'s present rank:
#2 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Fiction > Short Stories (Amazon US Best Seller Rank: #187)
Sweet! Your site looks great. With those numbers you are guaranteed similar sales with your future releases of the trilogy.

High Five from the rainy Portland to Hungary.... :)
My love of fly fishing and surfing connects me to rivers and the ocean. Time with water reminds me to pursue those silly little streams of thought that run rampant in my head.
http://www.withoutrain.com/

User avatar
MattLarkin
Posts: 346
Joined: July 31st, 2011, 9:37 am
Location: St Petersburg, Florida
Contact:

Re: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

Post by MattLarkin » March 4th, 2012, 7:00 am

On the advice of another writer, I'm trying to give Children of Sun and Moon an early boost to increase visibility. What she suggested, was a Facebook event to encourage people thinking about giving it a try to do so on Monday. If anyone here is interested, check it out (and any Bransforumers are always free to send friend requests, just let me know who you are if your name is different).
mattlarkin.net
larkinediting.com - freelance editing for fantasy and science fiction
ImageImageImage

User avatar
Quill
Posts: 1059
Joined: March 17th, 2010, 9:20 pm
Location: Arizona
Contact:

Re: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

Post by Quill » March 5th, 2012, 4:06 pm

Sounds great Matt. Good luck with that.

User avatar
cheekychook
Posts: 685
Joined: May 26th, 2010, 8:35 pm
Contact:

Re: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

Post by cheekychook » March 8th, 2012, 2:00 pm

Very excited to announce that the erotic romance novel I co-authored with fellow Bransforumer Karen Booth (Karenbb) will be released tomorrow by Ellora's Cave!

If you're over 18 and would like to check out the blurb or a brief excerpt you can do so by checking here: http://www.jasminejade.com/p-9719-long- ... overs.aspx

SQUEE! :D
Image
http://www.karenstivali.com

Passionate Plume 1st Place Winner 2012 - ALWAYS YOU
Published with Ellora's Cave, Turquoise Morning Press & Samhain Publishing

User avatar
Beethovenfan
Posts: 322
Joined: August 23rd, 2010, 11:45 pm
Contact:

Re: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

Post by Beethovenfan » March 8th, 2012, 8:35 pm

Cheeky! It's been a while since we've heard from you. Good to have you back here at the forums. That's awesome news! Congratulations!
"Don't only practice your art, but force your way into its secrets, for it and knowledge can raise men to the divine."
~ Ludwig van Beethoven

Rachel Ventura
Posts: 152
Joined: September 30th, 2011, 12:29 am

Re: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

Post by Rachel Ventura » March 26th, 2012, 11:06 pm

I've made it halfway through a first draft. A microscopic "squee" in comparison to most everyone else here but a wow for me.

I do all my writing on a low-powered Acer Aspire One netbook, with a "lite" install of Windows XP that has the network drivers removed and no IE7 or Firefox. I use a full-screen text editor called Q10. It allows for formatting and indenting, on screen anyway, as when you open the documents in Notepad (they're just .txt files) the formatting disappears. But when done I plan on combining all the .txt files in Scrivener and printing that one long document, socking it away for some time and then editing with an old-fashioned red pencil. None of this fancy Track Changes stuff for me.

It's a YA sci-fi, total of 14 chapters each in a planned trilogy. I organized it that way because it's a sci-fi comedy (albeit with some heavy themes interspersed), and 14 x 3 = the answer to everything. :) I'll post more when done with at least this draft of book one. :)

Margo
Posts: 1712
Joined: April 5th, 2010, 11:21 am
Contact:

Re: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

Post by Margo » March 28th, 2012, 1:19 pm

Closing in on 10k sales by the end of the month (over not quite 6 months). Unfortunately, my checks still don't have lots of 1's and no zeroes at all. Two's, three's, eight's, those I got. :cry: (private joke between about five of us)
Urban fantasy, epic fantasy, and hot Norse elves. http://margolerwill.blogspot.com/

Margo
Posts: 1712
Joined: April 5th, 2010, 11:21 am
Contact:

Re: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

Post by Margo » March 28th, 2012, 1:20 pm

cheekychook wrote:Very excited to announce that the erotic romance novel I co-authored with fellow Bransforumer Karen Booth (Karenbb) will be released tomorrow by Ellora's Cave!

If you're over 18 and would like to check out the blurb or a brief excerpt you can do so by checking here: http://www.jasminejade.com/p-9719-long- ... overs.aspx

SQUEE! :D

Got it! Just have to get time to read it now!
Urban fantasy, epic fantasy, and hot Norse elves. http://margolerwill.blogspot.com/

User avatar
MattLarkin
Posts: 346
Joined: July 31st, 2011, 9:37 am
Location: St Petersburg, Florida
Contact:

Re: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

Post by MattLarkin » March 28th, 2012, 2:55 pm

Congrats to Cheeky and Margo!
mattlarkin.net
larkinediting.com - freelance editing for fantasy and science fiction
ImageImageImage

User avatar
CharleeVale
Posts: 553
Joined: December 8th, 2009, 3:16 am
Contact:

Re: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

Post by CharleeVale » March 31st, 2012, 10:34 pm

SQUEEEE!!!!

Okay, so this squee requires backstory.

On my recent Spring Break my father unintentionally gave me a fantastic plot idea. I kicked around, wrote a synopsis, and started showing it to my CPs. I also pitched it to my writing group. THEY LOVED IT. The amount of love they showed this book which I haven't even written yet was equal to or greater than the enthusiasm they had for the book I just finished.

Pretty much everyone told me to put my current book aside for later, because it's good, but this is better.

Also, recently, I won a contest for a 30 pg. critique, query critique, and skype call from Meredith Barnes. Well, I had that call today, and she loves it too! She said she thinks the premise is phenomenal, and had some really great criticism on my pages.

I'M JUST SO EXCITED!

CV

User avatar
Cookie
Posts: 540
Joined: September 20th, 2010, 11:18 am
Location: Berkshires
Contact:

Re: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

Post by Cookie » March 31st, 2012, 10:52 pm

Go Charlee, Cheeky, and Margo!

Sommer Leigh
Moderator
Posts: 1624
Joined: April 2nd, 2010, 11:07 pm
Location: Omaha, NE
Contact:

Re: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

Post by Sommer Leigh » March 31st, 2012, 10:54 pm

Wow congrats!!!
May the word counts be ever in your favor. http://www.sommerleigh.com
Be nice, or I get out the Tesla cannon.

Margo
Posts: 1712
Joined: April 5th, 2010, 11:21 am
Contact:

Re: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

Post by Margo » April 1st, 2012, 7:20 pm

Wasn't sure where else to post this (like we NEVER go off track in a thread, right?) but I thought people might be curious. I was certainly curious. Ever wonder what those Amazon sales ranks mean in terms of actual numbers of ebooks sold? Every once in a while a writer will mention they were selling x books per day when they were #xx on the Amazon Kindle bestseller list. Of course, it changes from day to day and involves a number of factors. But in general, in March, selling 35-40 copies a day would put an ebook right around #2000 overall in the Amazon paid kindle store. It's very likely that book would also appear in the Top 100 list for its genre.
Urban fantasy, epic fantasy, and hot Norse elves. http://margolerwill.blogspot.com/

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest