Welcome to Canada & Brazil

Christmas is coming and Amazon gave Kindle authors a present by opening two brand new stores in Brazil & Canada. This brings the total up to nine Kindle stores now.

*Blatant promo ahead*

ForgottenForgotten is a YA paranormal that revolves around two sisters. It has action, mystery, drama, vampires, werewolves, & even a cute fluffy bunny. What more could you ask for?

If you liked Fear Street, Nightworld or Point Horror you’ll love this!

*End of blatant promo*

You can buy Forgotten from the following places:

Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon Germany
Amazon Italy
Amazon Spain
Amazon France
Amazon Japan
Amazon Canada
Amazon Brazil

I also have to tell you all that, sadly, my paperback won’t be released before Christmas. Something that I thought would be in place fell through but, rest assured, when the paperback is released next year I will announce it here on this blog along with on my twitter, Facebook & website. I have also been asked again when Masquerade, aka book two, will be released. As I mentioned in my first edition of Ask Cat (which you can find here) there are no firm dates as of yet, although I can say it won’t be ready before February 2013. In the meantime, I do have something that I will make an announcement on soon which I hope will be a pleasant surprise for those who are waiting patiently for the next book in the In The Shadows series.

I have noticed that I get a lot visitors looking for the release date for, Strange Fate, book ten in the Nightworld series by L.J. Smith. So, I thought I would give another update on the status because if other fans are like me then you’ll be eager to know how the series is going to end. Below are the dates I found on a couple of the Amazon websites. I hope that this helps anybody who is interested. 🙂

Amazon US

Paperback – No date given
Hardback – 31st December 2030 (yes, that does say 2030, it isn’t a typo)
Kindle – 31st December 2030
Audio – 1st April 2013

Amazon UK

Paperback – 31st December 2013
Hardback – February 2014
Audio – April 2013

Amazon Germany

Paperback – 31st December 2013
Hardback – 31st December 2030
Audio – April 2013
Kindle – 31st December 2030

Lastly, for those of you who are waiting for the Behind The Scenes peek at my werewolves, your wait is nearly over as the post will be up within the next couple of weeks. Just when I think I have finished, my werewolves want to reveal more of themselves; they will do anything to out do my vampires!

Anyway, as always, thank you for your patience & your continued support. It is always appreciated.

Take Care,

Catherine

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September Sale Stats

It’s the second of the month which means that is is sale stats time. I thought that August was bad when I sold 25 copies but I can now say that September is my worst month so far. I’ve read on forums that sales should increase month on month but, in my case, the reverse is true. Is my little book that bad? Why can’t it find traction? I know people like it and are waiting patiently for “Masquerade” which will be the second book in the ITS series. So, blogland, what am I doing wrong? Are vampires & werewolves really hated and I just haven’t noticed?

I have faith in “Forgotten” and I believe it to be a good book (partly because of the positive reception I’ve received from some of the readers). I am so grateful to everyone that has so far bought it or had kind things to say, but when I look at my sales I sometimes wish that more people would give it a chance. Thank you to everyone that did!

Anyway, before I let too many negative thoughts creep in, it’s time to look at the numbers:

Amazon – 6
Amazon UK – 4

Total – 10

I also had a free promo on the 6th September and here are the results for that:

US – 206
UK – 76
DE – 7
IT – 1

Total – 290

As mentioned before, the amazing Flurries of Words & the-cheap.netare promoting Forgotten for the first week of October, so I hope that it will help get my novel noticed a bit more. Even if you already own my book I really would love it if you’d check out both websites as they’re fabulous for discovering indie authors like me.

*Blatant promo ahead*

FORGOTTEN is only 99c / 77p / 0.86€

Forgotten is a YA paranormal that revolves around two sisters. It has action, mystery, drama, vampires, werewolves, & even a cute fluffy bunny. What more could you ask for?

If you liked Fear Street or Point Horror  you’ll love this!

*End of blatant promo*

Finally, I want to end this post by wishing everyone a safe and happy October. It’s my birthday soon so I am heading off to go celebrate it. Here’s a slice of chocolate birthday cake so you can (virtually) celebrate with me!

 

 

 

 

Take care everyone!

Catherine

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Birthdays, Blogs, Fear Street & Strange Fate

Yesterday I received a Kindle 3 (which is perfect), I haven’t given it a full test drive yet but it is just so pretty that I want to keep in the bx and admire its beauty. I have had a Kindle 2 that I bought from eBay but that had a faulty screen so even though I liked it I never really saw the Kindle’s full potential. I also got E63 phone which I have used a little bit and I have to say that it is by far the best phone I have ever used. It’s sleek, easy to use, and the best thing is that it has Facebook, Youtube & Adobe PDF Pre-installed. The camera is also good but I haven’t really tested that out yet but when I do I will post the results. If you haven’t guessed and why would you because I haven’t mentioned it but yesterday was my birthday and I feel so loved by all the people that have given me birthday wishes. Thanks to you all 🙂

Recently, I had an heart to heart with my sister regarding my writing & what direction I want to take in regards to publishing my novels. I am still going the Indie route but the problem I was stressing over was the paperback edition of my novel which I hope to release early next year. But my sister pointed out that I really should focus on the ebook edition since that will be released first, which I did hope to release 31st October but due to me putting the cart before the horse I really don’t think that will be possible but I will try to get out the ebook edition before December.

Even though, I still have a lot to do before the ebook is released I have also achieved a lot due to the fact of my obsessing. I have purchased my domain name & now my website is in the first stages of been designed, I have decided after a lot of to-ing and fro-ing what to name my series, my book cover is coming together and the mock ups look amazing. There is still a long way to go but I am getting there. My sister as being my rock through all this and I can’t thank her enough for all the help and support she is giving me.

Blogs You Should Read

In deciding to go the Indie route I have been reading some blogs and these are my choices that you should check out.

1: The Book Designer – This is a great book design site with loads of helpful posts. A must read for anyone interested in book design, fonts & typograpgy, publishing.

2: A Newbie’s Guide to Publishing – This is the blog of author Joe Konrath and he writes informative & thought provoking blogs about his success with ebooks.

3: Self-Publishing Adventure – This is the blog of Indie author Sarah Ettritch and is very helpful for indie authors from Canada as she gives a Canadian perspective.

4: CATHERINE, CAFFEINATED – This is the blog of Irish Indie author Catherine Ryan Howard and you should check out her section entitled Self-Printing.

5: POD, Self-Publishing & Independent Publishing – This is the blog of Irish author Mick Rooney and his blog is a goldmine of information and reviews associated to all things POD, Independent or Self-Publishing.

I also want to mention a blog post about ebook pricing from Moses Siregar III which is another thought-provoking and well worth a read.

And lastly on the blog front I want to mention a blog called Shadyside Snark. It is a cleverly & snarky review site for novels from R. L. Stine YA series Fear Street. You should also check out Fear Street as well which is along the same vein. If you were/are a fan of the series and you feel nostalgic then you should take a walk down memory lane and these witty reviews.

Strange Fate Update

For any L. J. Smith/Nightworld fans I have been checking out the release and I am sad to announce that it has been pushed back again to July 2012 for both US & UK release.

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