1-Year Anniversary of Site; Important Updates
So exactly next week (August 18) it will be the 1-year anniversary of the creation of this site, dedicated solely to my book series, Abyssal Sanctuary. I thought to celebrate, I would update you guys on the progress of the second book, updates on the first book and other tidbits regarding the series.
Well, in just one year, my self-published journey has really been a whirlwind adventure. What has been a pretty eye-opening experience, I have found the truly amazing side of being an author fascinating, and the truly awful side... well, we'll leave it at that. Let's just say there was a sour spot in the middle that I think comes with the job, but everything is completely super-amazing now. That sour spot is in the furthest regions of my mind that I really don't care about that anymore. How could I when so much more amazing stuff has happened?
|Cover for the 1st book.|
Remnants of the Damned has also sold over 13,561 units on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, Sony, Smashwords, Page Foundry and Createspace in total. Add that with the 13,313 reads on Wattpad, the worldwide reader total for the first book is currently 26,874. For being out for only 10 months, I am very proud and happy with this result. With the Halloween season coming up and the release of the sequel imminent, I expect a boost in sales in this period.
Regarding reviews, combining all of the reviews from sites such as Amazon, Goodreads, Barnes & Noble etc., the first book has a total of 249 reviews and ratings with an average of 4.34 out of 5 across all sites. I couldn't have asked for better and with feedback from both good and bad reviews, I am working hard to continue to shape the book to be even better. Thanks to everybody who has read and rated/reviewed the book. I can't tell you guys how much I appreciate this.
|Cover for the 2nd book.|
I have been posting completed chapters on Wattpad for Ashes of the Innocent and it has almost one thousand reads already! Feedback from fans on the second book so far has been extremely positive too so I am definitely on the right track for the sequel. I feel happy about it.
In not-exactly-related news, I have been made a reviewer and writer for the popular site SpoilerTV. I am so excited about this as I will be reviewing new shows Bad Judge, CSI: Cyber and Manhattan Love Story, as well as returning shows 2 Broke Girls, Mistresses and Salem. I'll also be the back-up for Once Upon a Time, Revenge, Scandal and Witches of East End. I will be posting my first advance preview of Bad Judge soon and my first review of Mistresses also so keep an eye out on the site for my posts!
With part-time work, starting Newcastle University next month and joining the amazing team at SpoilerTV, life has gotten extremely busy, but I am very happy. Things cannot get any better. I am going to promise to try my best to get Ashes of the Innocent out on time, but if not, I apologise and it will be coming soon. I will of course keep you all updated with everything.
Hope everybody has been having as good a year as I have!