Answering a few book related questions

I have to write this quick.  I’ve got a 30 person CCW class starting in a few minutes, but luckily for me, Cabelas has wireless. 

A bunch of people have asked when the next book will be out.  I’m working on MHI:2 right now.  It is still very rough and has a long way to go.  I’m really happy that everyone wants a sequel, but I want this to be as good as the first one.  I’m hoping to have it available around the end of 2008, and this time I’m going to try and make Christmas.  But if it comes between making it right, or making it fast, I’m going to go with right.  That’s the beauty of being my own boss.

Some people have asked how the book is selling.  I don’t really know yet.  I’ll don’t get my first royalty check until like 2 months after it is released, so I won’t really know until then.  Personally I’ve sold a couple hundred copies off of this blog.  Amazon has sold out several times, but that doesn’t really tell me much, if they order 4 books at a time, or 40, so beats me.

I can’t make any sense out of Amazon’s best seller ranking.  It seems to change every hour, but I can’t tell what time frame it references.  I’ll check one morning, and I’m #123,567.  I check at lunch and I’m #7,345.  Right after dinner I’m #23,987.   Really, I’ve been as high as the 7,000s and earlier today I was at 60,000 and something, so beats the hell out of me.  I checked some other authors that I liked, and that I know sell quite a few books, and they seem to be all over the map too. 

Though I am proud to say that I beat Stephen King’s Cell yesterday at lunch time.  That and fifty cents will buy me a Coke out of the vending machine. 

Gotta go, people are starting to show up for class.

4 Responses

  1. I pimped yer book on my LJ. :D Hopefully that should sell you a few copies.

  2. Pffft.

    We already knew you were better than Steven King.

    Are there plans to do more MHI patches? I want one for my jiu-jitsu gi.

  3. Apparently Amazon has managed to restock and bill my card. I expect a shipping notice tomorrow.

    FInally.

  4. When I ordered it last Sunday there were only 3 copies left. As soon as I finsh what I reading now, I will start it. I am really looking forward to it.

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