Friday, April 18, 2008

Status Report...

My bad for not updating sooner...I've been really busy, working on The Darkness and the Stars, which is the follow-up to The Unearthing, as well as work for CONFRONT Magazine, and an ongoing writing project.

As to The Unearthing, it would appear that I've achieved peak downloads, at around 1500. I don't have the exact number yet, but it seems that it's maxed out, at least as far as its current phase of promotion is concerned. I've had to take time away from promoting the novel, because there are only so many hours in a day, and every time I focus solely on one project, everything else suffers. Right now I just really need to work on other writing--maybe I'll throw up some sample chapters here--and give the promotion of The Unearthing a rest, for a while.

Interestingly, Rap artist Pangtastic! has permalinked The Unearthing on his site, which I think is really cool. Now if I could only figure out some way of cross-promoting the novel with Hip-Hop...I wonder if a retelling-in-rap of the story would sell?

The time away from focusing on The Unearthing will hopefully give my brain's book marketing center a chance to recuperate and maybe come up with a fresh idea or two. I'm open to suggestions if anyone has any ideas.

That's it for this post; just wanted to keep you apprised. Stay tuned!