Last week I asked you to help me let people know about our $1 deal on The Green Ember audiobook, offered in cahoots with the legendary Money Saving Mom. I told you I wanted to reach 1,000 new readers through this deal. Well, it happened! Thank you!
I’m delighted to share that we now have well over 1,000 new subscribers to my update: Blast to Smithereens, and most of those folks got the audiobook deal.
I’m very grateful to all of you who shared this deal with your friends! And I want to thank Crystal (aka Money Saving Mom), for being so cool and generous in sharing this offer with her amazing readers. That was fun.
And From Our “Astonishing News” Desk
The books continue to sell well, surprising us over and over again. I keep thinking we’re going to run out of new readers, but somehow more keep finding these books.
In fact, this week we’re going back to the printers to order our 6th print run of The Green Ember in ten months! (And we’re going to order a whole mucho lotta books this time.) That is bananas. Bananas! Our initial goal was to sell through the first 2,000 we ordered in 18 months, and I had my doubts about that. To be given the incredible gift of being welcomed into so many homes, so many children’s lives, is an unbelievable honor.
While many readers have found The Green Ember, (its prequel) Black Star is doing okay for a little guy. We are offering it for free on Kindle for one last day today. (We’ve had over 10,000 people download it in the last couple of days so far!) Get your copy and share it with your friends.
You can still get The Green Ember hard cover along with the Black Star paperback for only $20. (The hard cover of Ember alone is usually more than that.)
I’m working very hard on Book 2 (The Green Ember sequel). We are still aiming for a Spring release, which sounds like the right time to launch something new into the world.
Boing > Boring
Again, thank you so very much for being part of this story, for joining us on this zany journey. Thank you for praying for us, rooting for us, for helping us along. This has been a team effort and it always will be. I know there will be more ups and downs, but this has been really special so far.
It’s every author’s dream to connect with an audience of readers he loves, respects, and wants to serve. You are making that dream come true for me. I’m astonished. I’m grateful. I’m glad.
Smiths. Blown away.