First of all, it’s time for the August sales figures. In August 2011 I sold 9 e-books across all platforms, down from 15 in July. The detailed breakdown is as follows:
Amazon US: 5
Amazon UK: 3
Those numbers aren’t great, but most indie writers have very low sales figures in the first few months. Mine are actually better than some of the others I have seen. Interestingly, I seem to be one of the very few indies who actually sell on XinXii. Besides, many self-published writers report a sales slump in August and Kindle Direct Publishing had some techical issues as well. So I’m not worried.
Besides, the best promotion and sales booster seems to be uploading new work and I’ve got that one covered. Because as I already hinted yesterday on my main blog, I have a new e-novelette to announce. This is the second of the spicy pulp stories I wrote for Man’s Story to become digitally available again. As promised, it has a beautiful monochrome cover by Señor Goya himself. And now, without further ado I give you El Carnicero.
Captain Jonathan Farnsworth of the Rifle Brigade, fighting under Wellington in Peninsular Wars, only wanted to meet with some of allies and spend a few stolen hours with Comandante Teresa, rebel leader and the woman he loved. But instead Jonathan stepped into a scene of pure horror, when he found the village burning and its people slaughtered.
His beloved Teresa was not among the dead. But, as Jonathan learned from the sole survivor, she had been captured by the Napoleon’s troops. Now Teresa was the prisoner of the notorious French colonel known only as El Carnicero, the butcher. And she was sentenced to be garrotted as a rebel…
Warning: There is violence and some fairly graphic scenes in this novelette, so sensitive readers should tread carefully. But there’s also a happy ending – it is a romance, after all.
For more information, visit the dedicated El Carnicero page.
Buy it for the low price of 2.99 US-dollars or Euro and 1.99 pounds at Amazon US, Amazon UK, Amazon Germany, OmniLit/AllRomance e-books and XinXii.