A. M. Macdonald

Author and Geek Culture Emissary. Speaking the word of nerd.

Free Book Promotion!

Apr
28

I’m going to list Dybsy for FREE this weekend. I’m hoping the two-day free book promotion attracts a whole of interest (and some positive reviews). Need to trigger a snowball effect, somehow. I really, really don’t want Dybsy to die in the back of Amazon for ever and ever, but I don’t have inflated expectations about it’s capacity to sell. I just want it to be found and enjoyed.

Adventures in Marketing

Apr
25

Marketing is hard. I need to reach people and let them know Dybsy exists and remind them that they want to read it. But how? I’ve signed up for a Twitter ad campaign, so I’m getting a lot of clicks to my Amazon page. It’s hard to tell if those translate to sales, though. I also signed up for a Kindle ad campaign, where I’m not getting so many clicks. I’ve also managed to get my Facebook account disabled for policy violations – and subsequently enabled after an appeal – for no reason that I can comprehend. I’ll start the Facebook ad campaign today.

Probably my most exciting piece of news is the long shot I took – I bought a gift copy of my book and sent it to Day9 in the hopes he’d read it. It was claimed! We’ll see what happens.

I just hit the publish button.

Apr
21

We made it, folks. I’ll edit this post with the link from Amazon when it’s available!

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B072B6NJF4/

We are live!

Apr
21

My girlfriend is amazing. There is no conceivable way this website would exist without her help. I thought I could figure out how to migrate a locally hosted WordPress site to a web hosted server – nope! Instead, I edited my wp-config.php file without a backup and broke everything. It took us three hours, but we (she) got it done. Now I’m here!

So where do I stand as far as the book goes? Just finalizing details with the artist for a book cover that will be great. The book itself is finito – done – and ready to publish. Here we go, folks!

Concept Cover From My Guild

Apr
13

 

This speaks for itself.

The End and Beginning

Apr
10

Book 1 is coded, uploaded, and awaiting only a finalized cover to be published.

And Book 2 is underway!

Final Manuscript

Apr
09

My editor delivered the final manuscript this morning. It’s a feeling I can’t describe. I’ve wanted to write a book since I was 13  years old. It took me another 17 years to settle on an idea and another 2 to finish something half-way decent. I’m here now.

To the e-book coding we go.