Derry, Northern Ireland

Derry, Northern Ireland
A book I'm working on is set in this town.

Monday, March 25, 2013

BC gets the LD treatment

I set up a FaceBook page for "Bobby Carapisi", like I did for "The Lyons' Den", last month. It's also linked to the ad I paid for, so I didn't have to put any more cash into it for the publicity to get going.

I think doing that has helped LD get more notice...though I honestly can't say for sure. Amazon's not updating its rankings for sales, right now, and it never reports Kindle sales unless you actually published the story, yourself.

But I'll be able to follow BC's sales easily. On Kindle, at least. I think I've sold 2 copies of the paperback, and I'm surprised I did that many since it's so friggin' expensive. So that one I'm not so concerned about.

Since publishing BC at the beginning of November, I've sold 32 copies. Not a lot, but that's with minimal publicity. I'm open to seeing if the FaceBook page bumps sales up...or if it makes no difference.

I'm working on a synopsis and elevator sales pitch for A65. So far the only comment I've gotten back is, the reader is enjoying the story, likes Adam and Casey and thinks they have great chemistry...and also likes Gertrude. That's positive, at least. But nothing else from anyone else.

Nor is there word from Russell Tovey, either, even though I posted all about the script on one of his fan sites. He must hate me, even though he's never met me, because he's not calling me. Just for that, I'm gonna buy the new Depeche Mode album! That'll show him.

Do I sound psychotic, yet?


Michael said...

I hate, hate, hate the cover art for the complete Bobby Carapisi but it's a fantastic story and I wish more people would read it. I'm going to start recommending it to more friends. Maybe I can help you reach 40 copies.

Viva la Gertrude!

JamTheCat said...

Ouchie. I worked that cover up. But I understand. I personally preferred the cool, classical look of the 3 novels, but nobody knew what they were about.

But that's the way it goes, sometimes. Thanks. And thanks for the support.

Michael said...

Sorry, Kyle. Didn't know. Don't kill me.

I prefer the classical look of the originals too.

JamTheCat said...

Dude, it's cool. I'm glad you gave me an honest reaction. Another friend of mine wasn't too crazy about it, either.