First of all, thank you to everyone who has bought Escalation so far. I hope you’re enjoying it, and hope that it scratches the itch that some people expressed after I brought the American Praetorians series to an end.
That said, if you have finished it, and have enjoyed it, would you mind going on Amazon and posting a review? While I’m not sure I buy some of the claims being made online about the efficacy of reviews in the Amazon algorithm (and Amazon is never, ever going to confirm or deny them, anyway), reviews do provide a sort of “social proof” for those who are still undecided about buying a book. How much, is anyone’s guess, but it can’t hurt.
Now, some may have noticed that the American Praetorians short, Drawing the Line, is no longer on Amazon. This is by design. Whereas it was being offered for $0.99 on Amazon, it can now be obtained free of charge, by hitting that little image over at the top of the sidebar (or just clicking this link). The only catch is that it is available for those who sign up for the newsletter. (I promise not to send more than one newsletter a month, unless something really, really big comes up.)
Now, I’ve moved Drawing the Line to a newsletter draw for a reason. It’s becoming harder and harder to get the word out to you, the fans, that I’ve got new books out. Facebook throttles everything. Amazon Marketing Services has gotten less and less effective over the last six to nine months, as the market has gotten more and more saturated. And that same market saturation makes visibility more difficult, as well. So, the solution is more of a direct contact between me, the author, and you, the reader. The newsletter is one of the best ways to accomplish that. So, if you haven’t read Drawing the Line before, or even if you have, go ahead and sign up. It will help ensure that you do get the word when I’ve got stuff happening, instead of letting it get lost in the noise.
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I uploaded a review yesterday but Amazon told me that it could take up to a week for it to show up. Other times I’ve reviewed books, the review has been live within an hour. Is this a new thing?
Might be. They’ve been getting more and more obstructive. People I’ve barely interacted with have been denied posting reviews because they’re “close personal friends.”
Oh, no! Based on the number of reviews I’ve done of your books, I’ve got to be at least your second cousin!🤣