It's a Thanksgiving Sales Miracle!
It's Thanksgiving Day here in the U.S., which means it's time to give thanks for everything awesome in our lives!
I have a lot to be thankful for this year: my Stardew Valley crops are coming in nicely, I've begun recording the City of Light audiobook, there's a new bundle of my old stuff up, and I won a hefty Amazon Kindle Unlimited All-Stars bonus check this month!
So many people read my books on Kindle Unlimited last month that I was dubbed a Kindle Unlimited All-Star, meaning that I'm one of the top-selling writers in the Kindle Unlimited program! In fact, though they didn't tell me my exact rank, they said I was in the top thirty! That means that I'm somewhere between the twenty-first and thirtieth best-selling out of all the authors in Kindle Unlimited!
That's only counting KU borrows, but the All-Star bonus for me was an extra five thousand dollars! It's a Thanksgiving miracle!
So uh...if you have Kindle Unlimited, and you're wondering whether I get paid for KU borrows, fear not: I do!
What that tells me is that people are really enjoying the books, which is awesome! In celebration of the holiday and this new round of good fortune, I'm putting both SEA and SHADOW up for free over the next four days!
That's Black Friday through Cyber Monday, as my culture-savvy friends tell me. Why isn't there a cool name for the weekend? Like Chartreuse Saturday and Buy A Bunch of Stuff Sunday.
TL;DR - Kindle Unlimited is awesome, Of Sea and Shadow / Of Shadow and Sea are both going to be free for the next four days, and I'm thankful for you! A lot of the people on this blog have been with me since the beginning, and the ride's still going!
P.S. Next time on The Blog: after this weekend, I'm going to put up some sort of progress thingy for Blackflame. Maybe a progress bar, maybe a percentage meter, maybe periodic reports, maybe arcane symbols that flash meaning straight into your brain. We'll discuss it next time!
Happy Thanksgiving Will.
11/27/2016 03:34:27 pm
So, when do we get a forum to discuss Cradle, Travelers Gate, and Elder empire awesomeness?
11/28/2016 06:49:49 am
I noticed Masked Simon is lot like a Vizard when he spoke to Leah with his mask on (while fighting Valin). His voice was described as 'garbled' I think. So I always kind of read his dialogue in that awesome distorted Ichigo voice... And he probably resembles post Bankai Ichigo with his cape anyway.
11/29/2016 03:23:48 am
LN stands for light novel. You know, those anime that get dont get based off of manga? Most of them are based on LN, although I say most as there are a few totally original ones.
Everything I know, I learned from the oracle in the well.
My main problem with romance is that it's added to literally every story as though it's a required component, and it's often just thrown in there. In nine out of ten stories, the characters are just in love because they're in love, and we expect that because it's the weird side item that comes with every single meal.
11/30/2016 02:25:35 pm
Damn son. I thought you just dabbled! But Sephiroth?
11/30/2016 02:32:11 pm
...Unless you mean the game and not the LN which makes muuuch more sense
I meant Sephiroth from Final Fantasy VII. Who did you think I meant? The only other "Sephiroth" I'm aware of is the concept from Kabbalah, which is where the game got the name.
11/24/2016 06:54:37 pm
You have a great job. Glad to know your dreams are coming true and I get to contribute. And good on Amazon for giving you your due. Dying for more Elder Empire, but totally understand your rationale for moving on Cradle first. Keep the fun coming my friend.
11/24/2016 08:34:20 pm
Yes, please hive an update on Blackflame. How's the experiment going with writing it and planning/outling for EE at the same time?
11/27/2016 07:37:02 pm
sorry, please "give" an update on Blackflame... and, how's the experiment with "outlining" for EE at the same time going?
11/27/2016 02:12:11 am
The progress for Blackflame, obviously, has to be displayed as Copper->Iron->Jade->Lowgold->Highgold->Truegold->Underlord.
11/27/2016 08:05:13 pm
Please don't do the symbol thing. Last time someone did it to me, I kept teleporting into dragon lairs for weeks. Those things aren't SANITARY, ya know!
Fun Fact: Did you know that an improbably high number of incomprehensible symbols actually teleport you straight into a dragon's lair? It's true!
11/28/2016 06:28:19 am
I made my farm into a Winery in Stardew Valley so I make a ton of Starfruit Wine and rake in the gold! And I never wine the drink! I mean... drink the wine!
11/29/2016 05:08:17 pm
Progress bar... maybe a candle that is burning at both ends that progressively gets closely to the middle to show how hard you are working :P
11/29/2016 05:25:38 pm
Congratulations. I always wondered how Kindle Unlimited worked because I'm reading a lot more than $9.99 worth of books a month. Does that mean if only 10 people get a book in a month then that author gets paid nothing, or is there a set rate for each time your book is checked out and if they do really well you get bonuses?
It's convoluted, but here's basically how it works:
11/30/2016 02:34:06 pm
Well that isn't even remotely any of the ways I considered it going down.
Yeah, it's weird, and they tweak the particulars a lot.
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