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The Drive-In Movies In The Dead Of Winter

I've been contemplating the fact that I wrote a novel set at a drive-in movie theater in early summer, and released it at the beginning of winter.

Wishful thinking, maybe? After all, I'm known for wanting to skip the cold months.

There are two ways of looking at this:

1. Maybe in the dead of winter people would like to think about the kind of weather that would allow you to to sit outside and watch a movie.

B. Maybe I screwed up.

I also wrote part of the novel while sitting outside at a drive-in movie theater, but that's another story. It's definitely useful to soak in the atmosphere.

In any case, it doesn't look like we'll sell a hundred copies by January 1st, which implies people might prefer to read a summer novel in the summer. (I won't know the numbers for sure until I start getting sales reports. Also, because we haven't ordered a print run yet, I'm counting anyone who said they wanted a hard copy when it's available.) It also means I won't have to embarrass myself with the public poetry reading or the old photos, although to be honest I was kind of looking forward to it. Maybe we'll try again next month, when the seasonal overload starts to ebb.

Personally, I think a fun story set in summer could help us through the winter blahs.

Coming Attractions should be up very soon on our websites, www.markrhunter.com. In the meantime, here's a list of where you can find the book online:



( 7 comments — Leave a comment )
Dec. 28th, 2018 10:09 pm (UTC)
Sorry it isn't selling as well as you'd hope. Neither is my vampires in Vegas which I would have thought would have been the easiest sell for me.
Dec. 29th, 2018 06:26 am (UTC)
Well, make sure to stress that your vampires don’t glitter. I don’t know ... I think part of the problem is that these days there are more writers out there than there are readers.
Dec. 29th, 2018 03:33 pm (UTC)
There's that AND Amazon has trained the readers to think if it's not up for free or 99 cents it's not worth it.
Dec. 30th, 2018 04:40 am (UTC)
Yeah, I’ve noticed that. I think it’s a big reason why my newest is getting little traction, even though $2.99 is more than reasonable for an entire novel.
Dec. 30th, 2018 05:49 am (UTC)
No kidding then again I learned today that someone I know via my publisher earned nearly 10K from her 99 cent sales (all of which she donates to charity). I'm like wow.... (but again the author's time and effort is worth MORE than that)
Dec. 31st, 2018 03:43 am (UTC)
I suppose I'd be okay with 99 cent pricing, if I was guaranteed of over ten thousand sales!
Dec. 31st, 2018 04:04 am (UTC)
You and me both
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