I get a lot of credit. I get enthusiastic feedback in heaps. But people credit me with more than I deserve. You want to know what has made this crazy thing go? The Green Ember Series has reached its growing and enthusiastic audience because of you. Compared to a traditional publisher, we’ve spent peanuts on marketing. We’ve simply aimed to remove obstacles. You have been our “sales team.” You have told our story and amplified our small voice.
We are a ragtag family band from the hills of West Virginia. That’s the way it started and that’s still the truth. We few. We happy few…but we have you.
We could never do any of this without you, and we still need your help.
We launched this new book preorder with ZERO media attention. Not one news outlet. There were no starred reviews in Publisher’s Weekly. No one in the New York publishing scene knew or cared. No NYT bestseller list approved stores carried the book or reported pre-sale numbers.
But we are reaching readers in numbers that would make any major publisher ecstatic.
How did readers find out? Who told people about it? You did. YOU.
It’s just you and me. I’m not trying to be dramatic (okay, I am a storyteller), but it’s Jack vs. the Giant here and he’s definitely smelling some Englishman blood. But I’ve got you. You are the magic beans.
Thanks so much for caring and for sharing about these adventures! You guys are the secret weapon in all this and I’m so grateful for you. This has been, and continues to be, an amazing journey.
We are always looking for ways to both express our appreciation for you and fuel the enthusiasm that you have for my #RabbitsWithSwords adventures. From now through my birthday on Feb 11 we’re offering the best deal we’ve ever had on combos.
Hopefully I’ll get to see you on the road this year and share a hearty highfive!