Some interesting things afoot here in Matt Iden Land. To wit:
I’m guest blogging on Omnimystery News today about the inspiration for my protagonist, Marty Singer. If you said Spenser, Reacher, or Pike…you’re way off. Check out the blog to find out why!
Omnimystery is also kindly holding a contest for Blueblood, the second in my Marty Singer series. Three copies (paper or electrons, your choice) being given away. Head on over, read the blog post (you’ll need a code found in my guest post), and enter the contest. Ends October 25! Enter now or be forever cursed!
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A Reason to Live is being featured on the Bawdy Book blog tomorrow, October 19. While ARTLisn’t the steamy norm for this corner of the internet, blogger Jennifer Adams was kind enough to make an exception in my case (hey, there aren’t one but TWO sex scenes in the novel). Please swing by and give her a vote, a comment, or at least one tick upward in her site metrics.
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Kindle Nation Daily is set to run a sponsored excerpt of A Reason to Live on October 23. Their “Free Kindle Nation Shorts Excerpt – Email Blast” goes out to “over 32,000 opt-in email or Kindle edition subscribers.” They’ll be running a 20,000 word excerpt from A Reason to Live that I hope will wow a whole new raft of consumers in time for…well, it’s a little early for Christmas, but never too late to read a book!
This is the last of three recent attempts to buy love on the internet, the other two being ads on Ereader News Today and Goodreads. When all the numbers are in, I hope to do a wrap up on the return on investment (and effort).
I’m incredibly excited to announce that the second book in the Marty Singer crime fiction series, Blueblood, is available for all major e-readers and will be available in paperback within the week!
Four unrelated murders. Nothing special in Washington DC. Not even good enough to make the evening news. But then a concerned police lieutenant approaches retired homicide detective Marty Singer with a simple fact that changes everything.
They were all cops.
In a race to stop the killings, Marty tackles the case from the outside, chasing the killer from deadly Southeast DC to the heart of the Virginia gangland, on a mission to stop the spilling of yet more Blueblood.
Apple/iBooks, Barnes & Noble, and Sony will ship at the end of this week and should be available soon. Paperback copies are going through vetting at CreateSpace as you read this and should be available within just a few days.
This is less of a deeply informative post than a quick observation, really. I’m off for Southern France–I’ve always wanted to say that!–for two weeks and things are hectic here.
Thanks to a KDP Select “free” bump, I’ve sold almost 600 copies of A Reason to Live since August 6. Besides making me giddy and a little delirious, it’s also demonstrated some interesting things about that little-known self-pubbed writer’s friend, the Amazon sub-list.
While we’re on the subject of covers (see yesterday’s post), I thought I would take the opportunity to release the tentative cover for Blueblood, the second in the Marty Singer mystery series.
I’ll be posting more about the release of Blueblood very soon, including an excerpt and other goodies. The last draft is with my editor as we speak, going through those precious little tweaks that often make all the difference. My goal is to release in digital form for all sellers (Amazon, Kobo, B&N, etc.) by the third week of August. With luck and hard work, it will be available by the last week of August or early September.
Let me know what you think of the cover in the Comments!