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I finally got a report from my publisher detailing my book sales from January, February and March.
As I touched on last month — yes, thatdid take a while. There was a delay of two months, to be exact.
This type of delay between the close of a sales quarter and a report of those sales is fairly normal in publishing, from everything I’ve learned from other writers and information available online.
Social media is always in flux, and there is always another new kid on the block.The newest network of the moment is Litsy. It’s quickly gaining a lot of attention, and it’s specifically geared toward readers.
Chuck Wendig is an urban fantasy and sci-fi author of the Miriam Black series, Blue Blazes, and Zer0es. He also writes YA in the Empyrean Sky and Atlanta Burns series. He also is writing a Star Wars novel trilogy (Life Debt releases on July 12, 2016), and over the past year he has forayed into comics with The Shield (with Adam Christopher and David Williams, Dark Circle), Hyperion (with Nik Virella and Emanuela Lupacchino, Marvel), and a comics adaptation of Star Wars: The Force Awakens (with Luke Ross, Marvel).
As a writer myself, I have had worship-level respect for this guy’s unique voice, dynamic characters, and wildly original and twisted stories ever since Blackbirds(Miriam Black #1) hit the shelves in 2012.
So when I realized he was going to be in my ‘hood for the Orlando Book Festival on June 18, I fangirled my heart out like I have never fangirled before. He was kind enough to give me a little of his time following the event for an interview.
When I began drafting my first novel five years ago, I just started, assuming that developing my story was all I needed to think about. But it didn’t take long for my mind to start nagging me with certain questions: As a female (and feminist) author, was it okay that my protagonist was male? Didn’t I owe it to my gender to present a strong female protagonist? Was my writing feminist enough?
I’m three months into selling my first novel, and I’m sorry to say, I have absolutely nothing I can report regarding my sales numbers.
My publisher delivers sales reports by quarter: January to March; April to June; July to September; and October to December. But those sales reports are delivered about two months following the end of the quarter.
Bryan Lee O’Malley is a Canadian cartoonist who creates quirky stories about Millennials that blend the everyday with the extraordinary, magical, and ridiculous.
His characters are as full of heart and courage as they are with snark. It’s a great combination that turns typical everyday characters into epic heroes.