In the Shadow of Angels has been on the market for over a year now. It hasn’t been the runaway success that I hoped it would be (yet knew it never would), but I have sold a few copies. Reviews have been trickling in over that time, but I’ve taken them with the figurative grain of salt. Tonight, I took a moment to take a few screenshots to put together in this little statshot post.
First up are the Amazon reviews. The reviews have been very positive, but also very hard to come by. This perplexes me. When you finish reading the book on your Kindle, it automatically asks you to leave a review on Amazon, but very few do. I’ve sold (actually given away mostly) over 300 copies of it on Kindle, but only landed 9 reviews so far. That seems terribly low, but I’ll take a handful of good reviews over a ton of shitty ones any day. Amazon reviews are like the holy grail for indie authors. There is no single piece of advertising I can do that is more valuable than Amazon reviews Continue reading Statshot→
The review process is finally complete and the audio version of In the Shadow of Angels is now available on audible.com, and amazon.com. It should be available on iTunes within a day or two.
Don’t have an audible account? If you register for a new account, you can get your copy for free. Details of the offer are available on the audible.com website.
I also have a number of free review copies to give away. I’ll be looking for individuals who have submitted reviews for other audible titles. Would you like a free copy in exchange for a review? contact me. Please include a link to your current reviews on audible.com to be considered. I have a limited number of copies, so act fast!
An In the Shadow of Angels audiobook is now in production. I’m currently working with Neal Arango to produce the audio version. Neal has a number of audio production credits, and I really liked his portrayal of the primary characters in his audition tape. I’m quite excited to hear his voice bring my characters to life. Production should be completed by the beginning of September, with online store availability shortly thereafter. More details on specifics, including purchase links, will follow as they become available.
Without getting into too much detail on the minutia of it, I need to release a revision of both the print and eBook versions as part of this process. Changes to the text will be very minor (I’m moving a portion of the front matter to the back of the book so the narration will immediately jump into the story). However, since I am releasing a revision in all formats, I’ve worked with the designer to modify the artwork to address some issues readers have brought to my attention since the release.
The new front cover art is below. The back cover and spine are also getting updates as part of this process. The current version of the book will be out of print in a few weeks. If you are interested in getting a copy with the original cover art and spine, you should do so now.