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Re: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

Posted: February 23rd, 2012, 7:22 pm
by trixie
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!

Re: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

Posted: February 25th, 2012, 6:58 am
by Guardian
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)

Re: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

Posted: February 29th, 2012, 6:25 pm
by Ryan
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.... :)

Re: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

Posted: March 4th, 2012, 7:00 am
by MattLarkin
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).

Re: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

Posted: March 5th, 2012, 4:06 pm
by Quill
Sounds great Matt. Good luck with that.

Re: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

Posted: March 8th, 2012, 2:00 pm
by cheekychook
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

Re: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

Posted: March 8th, 2012, 8:35 pm
by Beethovenfan
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!

Re: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

Posted: March 26th, 2012, 11:06 pm
by Rachel Ventura
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. :)

Re: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

Posted: March 28th, 2012, 1:19 pm
by Margo
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)

Re: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

Posted: March 28th, 2012, 1:20 pm
by Margo
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!

Re: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

Posted: March 28th, 2012, 2:55 pm
by MattLarkin
Congrats to Cheeky and Margo!

Re: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

Posted: March 31st, 2012, 10:34 pm
by CharleeVale
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

Re: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

Posted: March 31st, 2012, 10:52 pm
by Cookie
Go Charlee, Cheeky, and Margo!

Re: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

Posted: March 31st, 2012, 10:54 pm
by Sommer Leigh
Wow congrats!!!

Re: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

Posted: April 1st, 2012, 7:20 pm
by Margo
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.