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Sales report

All I can really say is, it's a good thing I'm a dentist!  Haven't sold a book or had a short story bought since October 23rd. I counted, and I have eleven titles out there.  They range in length from the very short (14 pages) SOLE OCCUPANT, which is in Kindle Select and KU, and costs $0.99, to my six-story collection DIE 6, which has 123 pages and is priced at $2.99.  Also there is THE STRIKER FILES 3-in-1 COLLECTION, 93 pages also priced at $2.99, and my non-fiction title (under my real name) DOING DISNEY, which is again priced at $2.99 and contains 101 pages of information about visiting the Florida resorts.  14 DARK WINDOWS is a fourteen-story collection of short "flash" fiction, 63 pages, and is once again priced at $2.99. What could I do?  Perhaps a full collection of ALL of my short stories, would come in at something around 250 pages (maybe a bit more), and price it at $4.99?  I have five stories in the very early stages of readiness for publication, all need rewriting and editing, but none are ready to go tomorrow. Anyway, I know I don't do much to promote the stories.  The only people who have bought them are people who know me through Facebook, for the most part, or knew me from my days at Delphi Internet Service when I helped run the Book and Candle Pub.  I submitted a story to the anthology QUANTUM ZOO with low expectations, but it was one of the twelve that was selected for inclusion, and I'd hoped that perhaps someone would read my story there and decide to check out at least one or two of my other stories, but the problem is that very few of the stories I've written and published would excite the QUANTUM ZOO target audience.  So perhaps my efforts for that collection are wasted. Who knows?  For me, a good story is a good story.  I've bought several of my co-authors' stories but I don't know if it is working in reverse.  Oh well.  I don't really NEED the income.  I can just keep writing, and when they're ready, publishing, and if they catch on, great.  If not, so be it. As the saying goes, it was worth a try. *****

Quantum Zoo is free!

The 12 story anthology QUANTUM ZOO, which contains my story "Playing Man", is free starting today and going through Saturday! Free is good, right? If you haven't downloaded a copy, grab it now... QUANTUM ZOO! Please consider taking a look at my own new release THE STRIKER FILES (which isn't so new - it's actually a compilation of three previously released single short stories, all set in the same universe and telling different parts of the same story, with a bonus short story included as well). Here's that link: THE STRIKER FILES Thanks! ******

QUANTUM ZOO is live on Amazon!

QUANTUM ZOO!QUANTUM ZOO was released while I was out of the country, on June 17th, and has already hit number 1 on the Amazon SF Anthology list! If you haven't picked it up yet, get it now...it's on sale for a limited time for $0.99!  It won't be such an incredible deal for too long! Here's the link:  QUANTUM ZOO in the Amazon Kindle Store There are 12 (count 'em!) high quality stories in the collection, ranging from Egyptian gods to alien zoos.  Even a little supernatural stuff!  And of course my story, PLAYING MAN, can be found right smack in the middle of all this SF/Fantasy goodness! Grab a copy and read it!  You won't be disappointed! Go ahead.  I'll still be here when you get back.... *****

QUANTUM ZOO has a website!

QUANTUM ZOO! If you're following along at home, you will already know that I have a story which will be published in the indie anthology QUANTUM ZOO, along with eleven other authors.  I was honored and thrilled to be included in their numbers.  Most of them have significant writing credits and credentials; all of them have more of those things than I do. Anyway, there's a website!  It contains info about all the authors as well as story excerpts and some other goodies. There is going to be a Facebook release party as well, though I won't be able to "attend" due to other commitments.  I'll post more when I know more. Here's the website address:  http://quantumzoo.blogspot.com/ Please check it out! *****