Finally, after more than five months of blood, sweat, and tears, The Hunted Assassin is ready to go!
My trip through the halls of Kindle Scout (KS) was quite a learning experience and one that will stick with me for quite a while. My campaign ended on June 11th and had been in evaluation ever since. Today that all changed. I received an email from KS, telling me that they’ve chosen not to publish my novel. Obviously, I was let down, but I’m moving on without a second thought.
From the very beginning, I’d planned on running the book through KS but completely expected it to get rejected. It’s not because of my lack of writing chops, oh hell no. It’s just that there are so many books get submitted, and they accept so few. That would mean my book had to outshine so many other awesome authors. I love the book I wrote, but I felt from early on in the draft that it might not be to their liking. Seeing as it’s a mash-up of Science Fiction and Thriller, it’s a tough one to market.
So, here I am – Moving ahead with the self-publishing thing once again. The Hunted Assassin is formatted and uploaded to Amazon’s site. It’s available for pre-order, and will be priced at .99 cents from now until it’s official release date of June 28th, and on through the end of the month. On July 1st, the price will increase to its regular price of $3.99. I’m offering this initial price special as my way of saying “thank you” for all the support through the first half of the year. It’s greatly appreciated.
I’ll also be offering a print version of the book, but it won’t be ready for a few more days yet. It should be available by the official launch date, and the price will be $12.95. Not a bad deal at all. Obviously, signed copies will be available in a few weeks.
Also, early reviews help so much in a book’s success. Please help me make The Hunted Assassin HUGE so that I can afford to write many more adventures in the series.