Friday, July 10, 2015

Writing Red Ice: Days Fifty-Seven through Sixty-Six

A short update tonight -- it's late.

Managed to continue rolling forward, closing in on 40K, but I ran into a a timeline problem, and a discussion with my co-author means I need to add in a chapter that promises to up the stories tension a few points. So, that took some time, but I think the story is still on track, maybe a little longer than I had planned, but it should help the story a bit.

The latest sale rankings for Amazon :

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #92,393 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

#337 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Thrillers > Military

#725 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Action & Adventure > War & Military

#789 in Books > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Thrillers & Suspense > Military

A few sales (or lack of) will make this number jump up and down a lot. But Rick and I are watching the borrow stats for the Kindle unlimited and Amazon Prime programs. This is the first month Amazon is paying by the page for borrows, which means more pages read = more $$ at the end of the month. The last two months (May and June) we were looking at a 75/25 split and a 60/40 split between sales and barrows, but this month so far, it's more of a 50/50 split. We'll have to watch this some more.....

As for Amazon UK, the ranking is below:

Amazon UK Bestsellers Rank: #123,973 Paid in Kindle Store

If you and are a member of Amazon Prime, you can borrow Outcast Ops: African Firestorm though Kindle Direct! Use this link! African Firestorm on Amazon! And check out the other novels in the series!

Red Ice Progress:

Done: Prologue, Chapter 1-22, 75% of Chapter 23
Words Written the last nine days: 3,610
Total Word Count: 39,650 (61.0% of 65,000 words)
Average Words Written per day: 600/day (-44)



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