Friday, February 24, 2012

The hard work of our publisher...

...has paid off immensely! A copy of the email that she sent us:


The Kindle Fire giveaway & St Jude Donation that I'm hosting on my blog
has been featured on ENT. [E-Reader News Today}

Because of this, we sold about 450 books in the last 24 hours, and as a
result, our rankings shot up. In the Love & Romance, we are #7, right
after the Twilight books. In Fantasy & Magic, we are #6, right after the
Rick Riordan books...

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #330 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in
Kindle Store)
#6 in Books > Children's Books > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy & Magic
#7 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Fiction > Children's Fiction >
Literature > Love & Romance
#12 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Children's eBooks > Science Fiction,
Fantasy & Horror > Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic


Do you know someone who would enjoy a new book to read? Would you like to donate to a wonderful cause, St. Jude's, and be entered to win a Kindle Fire? Then visit here to enter

Thanks everyone! And with the new month approaching, there shall be a new contest on my site where you can win a one of a kind necklace/bracelet that represents TRANSCENDENT and a copy of TRANSCENDENT.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Want to win a Kindle Fire? You know you want one!

Support St. Jude's Hospital and TRANSCENDENT! Details for the giveaway can be found here: http://afantasyfiction.blogspot.com/2012/02/kindle-fire-giveaway.html

Monday, February 6, 2012

Signing my first book!

On Saturday, TRANSCENDENT came in the mail and I got to sign my first book, for my contest winner, to Jen Conner. I struggled with, "Do I sign this neatly?" "Do I use a special pen?" Then I realized, it doesn't matter what I use or how I do it. So, I picked up the nearest pen (a black one in my junk drawer) and signed my usual signature (which looks like it says "Heath" and a bunch of loops for my last name) then put it aside so I wouldn't lose it.

It's interesting to read about authentic signatures. I sold a book on EBAY a few years back that I had signed by Stephenie Meyer and the research I read about her signature talked about how she signed it with "this" kind of pen in the first 3 books, then switched to "that" kind of pen. I have a copy of "Twilight" & "New Moon" signed at a small gathering in PA; her last book I had signed was years ago when I was in CA and I was at the end of a line consisting of about 5000 people. Her signature looks tired, just like she did. I know I'll never sign as many books as she has but each one of hers is a bit different. I can vividly remember where I was, about how many people were there and what she said to me (if anything) when she signed it.

(The reason I chose to talk about Meyer is she is the only author where I've attended multiple signings.)

Have any of you stood in line to get a book signed? Who did you wait for?