Tuesday, July 9, 2013

E-Book publishing... Where I went...



I recently made a decision. I decision that I weighed and measured and found wanting... After looking over book sales from different sales vendors, I decided to follow one avenue and one only.  You see, when I first published, I was with Amazon exclusively.  Then, I thought "why have all of my eggs in one basket."  So, I looked around and found Smashwords.com. I saw that they put books out to many different places (barnes and noble, ibooks, etc...) and ended the exclusivity to Amazon.
After doing so, my book sales plummeted.  In all the time I was with smashwords, I sold 2.  That's all, just two.
On Friday, July 12th, as a promotion for going back to Amazon exclusively, the book will be free for the weekend. If you haven't read it, that's your chance to get it FREE. 
And yes, I'm working on the second book. :)

Tuesday, March 12, 2013



Greetings Fantasy Enthusiasts!
If you're wondering where Part Two is of the series, Twilantia: The Making of a King then you are in luck!  I have some news for you.  Due to a necessary rewrite, I had to restart the book.  Therefore, I'm here to tell you that Part Two is deep into the third chapter now and the book is going very well.  If you've been visiting my website, then I'm also very pleased to announce that I have received a review for the website and I'm happy that it's a good one...  Whew!  I will post all relevant reviews that I receive that are not posted on other sites.
Also, I now know that Twilantia Part One is available on Smashwords (https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/288377), Barnes and Noble (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/twilantia-bt-browning/1114770050?ean=2940044342620) and Amazon!  Just search your favorite for Twilantia and it should come up!  If not, please visit my website (www.btbrowning.com) and contact me from there!  I'll see what's going on and let you know.  However, you can purchase the book from the Smashwords site easily.
Good Night and Happy Reading!

Saturday, February 23, 2013

OVER 1000 SALES!




In honor of the rerelease of my first book, Twilantia: The Making of a King - Part One and it hitting over 1000 sales, I'm doing one last freebie push on it!  Today (February23rd)  only, you may download the book for FREE!  Simply go to  click here for Twilantia! to download it for you Kindle...


We're very excited here in the Browning household!  Over 1000 sales is a major accomplishment in such a short amount of time!  After all, that's over a thousand in under 3 months! WOW!
 

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Sales and Changes…



As many of you know, on November 25, 2012, I said to myself, "I wonder what will happen…" and published Twilantia on Amazon for the Kindle.  I didn't know if the book would do well, or not. I figured if it flopped, then that would be it and I would go on to something else.  That was just over 2 months ago.
Now, Twilantia: The Making of King has sold almost 1,000 copies (at the time of this writing, 961) and is still going strong.  I'm amazed by it and really want to make sure that my readers get a superior product in both this book, part one and subsequent books.  I am in the process of going back through part one and double checking the double check for grammar errors.  I'm also going to be adding some maps of the areas of the story that are important to it.
At the same time, I'm working on Part Two.  However, I am not sure if I'll be able to get it released by the end of February now.  I'm thinking March.
I don't want to lower the expectation of the reader by giving a substandard product.  If you buy a Whopper, you want a Whopper.  If you open that bag and get a Double Cheeseburger, it's just not right…

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Website Revamped! Guestbook & Forum Added!

Well, It's taken the last two days, but now the website (www.btbrowning.com) actually looks like a decent author's website... (IMHO)

Please take a look and tell me what you think. Also, if you've read my book, and haven't posted a review, please think of writing one and sending it to me to place on the website.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Amazon Bestseller!


Hi everyone! I just wanted to say hi, and thanks to all of you who have bought my book, the four reviewers and to Amazon! (Yes, I said to Amazon!) I just found a tweet from December 24th where Amazon tweeted that my book as a best seller! I’m humbled, I truly am. I am also truly thankful to you all for the phenomenal sales! In the short time that the book has been out, there have been over 800 sales counting the freebie promotions! 
If you've read the book, please enter a true review on Amazon. If you’re a member of Goodreads, please enter a review there. Thanks again everyone!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Exclusivity Agreements...


Good Morning, Everyone!
Today will be the last day that Twilantia is offered free.  That option came through Amazon’s KDP Select Program, which in order to be in requires the author to enter an exclusivity agreement for 90 days.  As time has progressed, I have seen that agreement has been both beneficial and non-beneficial for me.  I am not able to offer my book to owners of a Nook, or any other format besides Kindle.  Therefore, as of February 24th, I am removing this and any future books from the program.  Amazon’s KDP Select program is nice that it allows for the borrowing of books through their Kindle Prime memberships and it allows the author to offer the book for free for a total of 5 days during each 90 day enrollment period.
So, therefore beginning on February 25th, I will be listing my book on SmashWords, Barnes & Noble and others.  If you haven’t already purchased a copy, this is your last chance to get a free copy of it, ever.
Thanks,
B.T. Browning