I always get sick after I put up a book. Always. I've learned to count on it.
It's because I stress out and go without sleep too much in the days and weeks leading up to a launch, trying to cram as much into the book as I can before it goes out. Then, once the relief sets in, my body crashes.
So I always need a couple of weeks after a book to get sick, get over it, catch up on some sleep, and play Divinity: Original Sin 2.
Now I'm back, and just in time: it looks like we just crossed 400,000 total books sold!
That most likely means that OKAK and Cradle 5 will put us over half a million sold before the five-year mark.
Crazy, guys. That's crazy.
10/18/2017 02:09:45 pm
That's amazing to hear Will!
10/19/2017 08:43:13 pm
Same! I cannot wait for ghost water!
10/18/2017 02:19:47 pm
The Children of the Night
10/18/2017 02:25:04 pm
Congratulations Will! That's awesome news!
10/29/2017 10:39:18 pm
I feel that Skysworn wasn't worse, per se, but it felt more like filler, even though I know it is just setting up for everything else.
THE FAMILY OF RACCOONS THAT IS CURRENTLY PLEASED WITH WILL
10/18/2017 02:48:01 pm
Very impressed Will, not just with your accomplishment, but with the quality and entertainment value of your books. Been reading them since HoB as well... Only gotten better (though Simon will always hold a special place).
10/31/2017 06:49:49 pm
I believe that Will has said before that he counts a complete Kindle Unlimited read as a sale.
10/18/2017 03:33:33 pm
Congrats, that number is only going to keep going up. (Which should be self evident, unless someone starts stealing books and dropping them off in your yard.)
10/18/2017 04:12:11 pm
D:OS 2 is awesome! You earned it!
10/18/2017 04:43:42 pm
You deserve it! Please rest up! Take a break, and recharge your batteries- you have the support of all your readers :). Keep up the amazing work!
10/18/2017 05:03:24 pm
Awesome-sauce about your sales! You deserve it. Take some time, focus on you, get nice and healed ... And then give me OKAK as soon as you humanly can without doing permanent damage to your health. I totally thought I was in the "give me more Cradle" camp, but then I read the Elder Empire books between Cradles and dude ... so good. Shera reminds me of my favorite literary character ever, Tremaine of the Fall of Il-rien series by Martha Wells. 10/10 would recommend (both you and Martha).
10/18/2017 08:18:43 pm
This guy knows whats up
10/18/2017 05:59:03 pm
I have a small dog named Moki. Moki is a cavalier king Charles spaniel. Even though he is small he's an Alpha. Anyways I thought it was important that you know that Moki votes Cradle. The next 12 books Cradle!
10/18/2017 08:33:02 pm
That is awesome. You are still the only author whose books I re-read immediately after I finish them. Even Stormlight doesn't get that.
10/18/2017 10:17:44 pm
Congrats Will :) well deserved.
10/19/2017 07:31:41 am
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10/19/2017 09:46:57 am
Ha, I actually LoL'd at that one.
10/19/2017 10:47:15 am
Done deal, ready to launch with just one condition. Crash will be tapped to play the savvy, dashing and painfully handsome Ethan.
10/20/2017 08:09:17 am
How do the sales for Skysworn stack up to your other books? Has each release been getting progressively larger?
10/20/2017 12:17:15 pm
no surprise there, you are the best author around
10/20/2017 01:46:46 pm
I wish Lindon would become like a monstrous dread beast artist or something. And become super powerful in a short time and eclipse Yerin and Eithan. Can you make that happen?
10/25/2017 06:25:33 am
Oh it could happen Lindon can split his core again and learn another path although I seriously doubt that he will there is already enough stress on him with two paths and a remnant arm
Oi you, no
10/29/2017 10:44:15 pm
If he became super powerful that would break pacing, make everyone's efforts meaningless, and set him up to be a boring wish washy character who doesn't need any effort for anything.
10/20/2017 04:14:33 pm
sleep in your bed of money, will, money.
ok that's good
10/20/2017 04:17:58 pm
I won't do it again.
10/26/2017 04:53:41 pm
10/20/2017 07:35:01 pm
Im curious of the breakdowns for each series, do you have that info and are you willing to share?
10/21/2017 01:46:06 pm
I was also wondering, how are sales for Skysworn going?
Sorry I didn't respond to this last week--my grandfather actually died last Monday, which was, you know...not great.
10/31/2017 03:58:25 pm
You have my condolences, and I'm sure the rest of the community's as well.
10/21/2017 09:18:18 am
Congratulations, Will. It's that enough so that you can write full time? I'm re-reading skysworn right now.
10/21/2017 06:53:24 pm
Cradle is your best series yet. Forget the Elder Empire and keep cranking out Cradle books! Elder Empire is good but Cradle is a friggin' home run.
10/22/2017 04:55:37 pm
Well earned. It has been a pleasure to participate from the reader side.
10/22/2017 06:03:36 pm
Great fourth book in the cradle series. I've read some books in the Xianxia genre since your first book and I'd like to congratulate you both on have really good gramme and spelling in comparison and I love how your protagonist isn't a complete psychopath like all the other protagonists in that genre.
10/25/2017 06:03:47 pm
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10/23/2017 08:26:44 pm
I love your books so much they always keep me coming back, so much so that I'm pretty sure that I've read the cradle series 10 times over
10/23/2017 08:28:40 pm
I meant GhostWater, although a ghost writer would be kinda spooky
10/24/2017 04:33:01 pm
I need Cradle #5 ASAP!!! Or more traveler's gate.. . Please?? I love your novels, they are always such good reads and I can hardly put them down!!
10/25/2017 07:29:57 am
Congrats, I'm happy for you. You definitely deserve it. You're definitely in my top five authors and I'm excited to see you grow even more well known and more published.
10/26/2017 10:26:53 am
Congrats!!! may we soon reach 1 million before the webspawn hatch and devour us all
10/26/2017 03:24:36 pm
Hey Will I want to know something about Asylum's magic system. Intent, does it work even if the object itself does not possess the property the user is attempting to augment it for?
10/27/2017 06:14:54 pm
Yes that is how intent works it is someone's beliefs and hopes that gather into inanimate objects giving them power
10/27/2017 09:13:28 pm
Yeah, but so far I've only seen object improve an attribute the already possess. I want to know if it works with things that don't have that attribute.
10/29/2017 10:47:31 pm
Pillow that stops a bullet?
10/30/2017 11:10:26 am
Basically what intent man said and for the weights to work like that you would have to be soulbound to them (have the grips be made out of nightwyrm hide so they can be awakened) because you can use intent but you can't gain any advantage to yourself unless your a soulnound
Luck is one of those things that's difficult to quantify. People do invest objects to make them luckier, but they've been proven not to affect things that actually rely on pure unaffected randomness, like a lottery.
10/31/2017 04:03:02 pm
You know I'm not sure you've ever explained what Kameira are. I know they are like the equivalent magical beasts in Asylum. Still I don't think I've read what sort of powers they tend to have. Can they use intent? Or are they just born with powers of some sort.
10/27/2017 04:52:09 am
I wonder if anyone from Amalgam has managed to ascend..ever.
10/27/2017 05:08:02 am
Valin was mentioned in the EE series as the Wanderer by the Emperor, so he can probably go to different worlds, if not actually ascend.I found allies in the void, but enemies too. I was not surprised. There are enemies everywhere. But strangest of all were those that were neither hostile nor friendly: the guardians in white. So yeah, if this was actually Valin then he was probably able to.
10/27/2017 09:21:03 am
Will mentioned the only reason the emperor hadn't ascended was because the Abidan purposefully made Asylum hard to escape.
10/29/2017 10:50:46 pm
The Emperor had his powers come from mainly his intent and the Dread Mothers Heart. Which gave him power.
10/30/2017 09:10:57 am
He had the Great-Elder heart soul-bound I believe. Also his intent was so powerful the ground he walked on sort or awakened to make his walk easier. The heart made him immortal I believe, IDK if it gave him any additional powers. To me he seemed rather leery of using too much Elder power for fear of corruption.
10/28/2017 12:59:27 pm
I have just finished the third book in I Shall Seal the Heavens, and there are so many similarities! Core Qi=Soulfire, Foundation=Gold, 7 Nascent Souls=2 Cores(Kinda), and the soul space= the Nascent Soul Immortal Divinity thingy. Also Mercy's bag=Bag of Holding? Are there any other xianxia novels with these similarities? If not, are there any that are good with their own system? FYI I forgot a ton of things that they have in common but can't remember:p
Yeah, there's a ton of similarities within the cultivation genre. I took most of these systems from xianxia novels, but basically all the books in the genre have comparable systems.
10/29/2017 12:06:53 am
Congrats on the 400,000 sales.
11/2/2017 08:25:11 am
Just noticed that the description of King of Gods is missing the second paragraph.
11/4/2017 02:06:16 pm
2 weeks? I think it's past time for you to get an Iron body and forget resting for at least until you finish with the Cradle series. And this is your Underlord talking now, so pay attention: I CAN'T WAIT SO LONG!
12/19/2017 11:18:19 am
Congrats. I love that you include data on the number of books sold. I understand that it may not always feel comfortable, but it is helpful to other authors to see where they are at, and what is possible with self-publishing. Keep up the good work. Oh, and I vote for instructional materials being included on your blog, discussion of any books in particular you found helpful when you started for plotting/structuring your books, etc.
8/25/2019 09:57:44 am
thats a lot of books
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