And I think this means I should start working on the new Mars book. I already have a bunch written down ... just doesn't quite make sense yet.
My big royalty check will get here at the end of this month so I will maybe take a selfie by way of a thank-you to show you your money is wisely spent. Please buy more books so that I get enough money to buy a new gun and I can work that in as well. I can assure you it will be interesting as I'm a gun hipster and just a basic bitch AR-15 is not good enough for me. Maybe a CZ in 7.65 x25 Tokarev (I can hear the gun people laughing out there -- DONCHU JUDGE ME).
Money is nice -- very nice, very gratifying. But if the money is the meat, the reviews are the drink.
Let me give a shoutout to Rick Mayo, who bought HBVK recently and reviewed it. Thanks, man. Just a short two sentences and a click on that 5th star was all it took! It really helps me out. If you want to see more books from me then please take the time. I wish there was a way I could make it easier for you, but I looked into it and I don't think Amazon would like me coding a link like that into the ebook. Plus it would be hard as balls.
So thanks to all you shitlords, morons, trolls, reprobates, and unpersons that bought my books. Also to all the beautiful, kind, God-fearing people, of course, but the Venn diagram on that these days is pretty close. Now, would you LEAVE A DAMN REVIEW?
And you know, after saying all that, some people really liked it. I may return to that world at some point ... I did have a pretty badass idea.
Which I won't, by the way.
Hadn't checked my KDP reports in a while. It's looking pretty good! After the book bomb hit towards the end of May thanks to all the morons at Ace of Spades, my sales have been pretty consistent - one or two a day since then, with some off days.
I am a little disappointed that I didn't get any more non-US sales. I guess I haven't leveled up enough yet to get the "BIG IN <SOME NON-US COUNTRY>" cheevo. My wife is rooting for Italy. Me, I'd take just about anywhere.
Of those, sales are mostly for SMARTASS. I'm not surprised. It's a better book, frankly. I'd like HBVK to do better but facts are facts. It's kind of a hot mess. While I was reformatting HBVK to make it look nicer on ereaders I was just embarrassed the whole time. There are still parts of it I really like -- but overall part of me wants to go back and just re-do the whole thing.