Hey guys! I thought I might give you an update after some mysterious radio silence. After a rather lackluster release on The Human, despite our best efforts, we had to make some hard choices. So, I pulled all my books off the other platforms, since I wasn’t getting more than ten sales a month total from there, and put them in Kindle Unlimited.
Now, I didn’t do this haphazardly or without thinking of how this would affect my readers. However, with around 10 sales per month across the other three platforms combined (iTunes, Nook and Kobo), I really had to think about my bottom line and not the 10 or so people who would be mad at me.
So we made the leap. We are now Kindle exclusive and I have to say, so far, things are looking up.
The Dead World
I had a bit of a delay with The Dead World after a small publisher showed some interest in the trilogy. What that would have meant for us is that we wouldn’t have to pay any production costs on the book, a very enticing prospect given our most recent flop of a release.
However, the contract they offered me left something to be desired, and we weren’t able to come to a common ground. But I don’t regret the interaction! I learned a lot. And, although The Dead World may be a few weeks later than originally hoped, it will be coming. Alive on the other hand will have to wait until next year.
So Now What?
So if I’m not working on Alive right now, what am I working on? An entirely new project. I’ve done a lot of genre research this month, and am working hard to write a book that will sell, but first I need a golden idea. So, I’m researching, reading, watching movies, and brainstorming. Some of my ideas are fair. Most will go in the slush pile. But soon I’ll have one that’s good enough to go on and I’ll get an entirely new series ready to be in your hands hopefully by the end of this year, maybe next year. We’ll see how the cards fall.
So that’s us. Hang in there with us this year while we try to hold on, and keep bringing you books you love to read!! Want to help me? Buy the books! And leave reviews! Lol!
Just glad you are not giving up on writing. It takes so much on your part to give us a book so Thank you and I will wait for each new book with excitement.
Thank you so much Michele! We’re still working on it that’s for sure!
I’ve fallen behind on your books but will use your downtime to get caught up. Hang in there I’m looking forward to new books when you’re ready.
Excellent! Now’s a good time! 🙂
I’ve bought them all! I’ll go back and do reviews though 🙂 keep up the awesome work, we love you!
Thank you so much Rachel! 🙂 <3
Love you, Stephanie! Hang in there and know that your readers love you! I can’t wait to see what wonderful world you create for us next! You know, though, I am sitting on pins and needles waiting for The Dead World and I will do my best to make sure every person in the world gets it in their hot little hands! 😉
LOL!! That’s perfect! The Dead World is with the editor RIGHT NOW! I can’t wait to get it back and see where we take it! 🙂
Personally, I loved The Human. Sorry you didn’t get the response you were looking for 🙁
I’m so glad you enjoyed it Amanda!! That always helps! 🙂
A kidnapping thriller with lots of close calls would be great. With lots of twists that keep you on the edge of your seat.
Also have you tried your hand at fantasy? With pixies,fairies and such. You could draw inspiration from Harry Potter and Disney.
So happy you’re still in for the long haul!! Your a fantastic author with awesome creativity!! Some people are slow to jump on your team, they will given time. With word of mouth from your loyal street team it should help.
Hi Stephanie. I tried to enter your giveaway, the password protected one. I got there okay, but when I entered my comment to blog it didn’t say I entered in the box at top. Above my blog post it says “awaiting moderation” and I don’t know what they mean by that. It’s been half a day at least and it still says the same. So I tried their example of how it works by entering their giveaway for an ipad air and it didn’t except my entries for posting to Facebook when it said it would give me 10 entries for that. This is so difficult. I’ve tried to enter stuff before by using this widget thing I think they call it. And it’s never worked for me. I’m so frustrated.
I *loved* Dead Room and am not-so-patiently waiting for Dead World. Any idea when it will be out? I searched on Amazon and couldn’t find it. Also, I’d love to be added to your newsletter. Is there a link here on your website for that?
It’s coming! Just a few weeks. I’ll add you to the newsletter!
Stephanie: I have read most of your books and I LOVED THEM. Kep up the good work. Can’t wait for Book II in the dead room series.