Christmas in August
The great Preston Sturges made a movie called Christmas in July. I'm just always amazed when it happens in real life, even if it's not actually July.
I periodically check sales of my two novels on both CreateSpace (for the paperback) and KDP (for the Kindle eBook). "Periodically" is hereby defined as "every day." And I always find it a hoot when I get a sale of A Christmas Carol 2 in the summer. And just today -- mid-August! -- I sold an eBook of it. (I also sold a copy in July. Hubba.)
Mind you, I plan to do a promotion for the book when the holidays come around this year, and certainly hope it gets some sales then (and every holiday season...) -- but the middle of Summer? No, I don't expect that. I suspect that someone has bought the new book, The Wild Roses, sees the previous one and thinks, "Okay, I'll bite, let me get that one, too." But still...
By the way, having mentioned The Wild Roses, let me make an odd statement -- if you're thinking of buying it...don't. Hold off a day.
(No, this isn't another "Oh, my God, more typos the proofreader missed!!! This is actually a positive reason.)
I'm going to have a week-long promotion for the book through various book websites, and as such, I've dropped the price of the eBook significantly. (Or as "significantly" as one can drop something that's starting at $3.99. There's only so far down it can go...)
I'll explain more tomorrow, but I just wanted to let people here know that you should hold off for a day if you were thinking of getting the eBook.
Anyone else who doesn't read this website and buys the book today for $3.99, well...that's life. I'd feel bad about it, except for four things -- 1) They should read this website, 2) I'm glad they bought the book, 3) Hey, sales happen, and 4) It's just $3.99.
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Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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