Moving forward & Letting Go!

Stonehenge_(sun)Here’s an update on books in the making, marketing, upcoming promo and letting go.

  • I’m deep in the pre-production phase of two books:Out of Oblivion – book 2 in the Creed of Kings saga, and Defender – a story that inhabits the Creed of Kingsworld that I’m working to weave into the saga in a smooth natural way because it deserves inclusion there. The blueprints of both books near completion. It looks like my characters will need a good health plan. I have about 9 more books in me now. 4 or 5 more in the Creed of Kings saga, 1 Nicholas Sparks type book (It’s so sweet you’ll need an insulin shot), and 3 post-apocalyptic thrillers and 1 contemporary political thriller.
  • Self-publishing a book is extremely challenging, but one of the reasons I chose to self-publish is because new authors that publish traditionally get very little help promoting books. So a traditional published author ends up working hard to promote anyway; all that effort and they only receive 12% to 15% of the sales. That’s fine if you’re Suzanne Collins and I’d take 12% of 100 kazillion books any day. My boss would get a post card.
  • Because marketing is a never-ending story for a self-pubbed author, beginning Saturday Nov 1st through Nov 2nd the Blood & Soul e-book will go on sale for 99 cents! The following 5 days it will inch up in $1 increments until Friday Nov 8th at midnight it’s back to $4.99. That will be the last major push on my part for a while. Help me spread the news. I have everything you need to do so.
  • Blood & Soul cannot become Stonehenge that overshadows me and my other works in utero.  I can’t expect Blood & Soul to stay on the bestsellers list forever. I’m hoping to let go of the intense marketing so I can reach the inevitable – writing more books!

Tell a friend about Blood & Soul.

P.S. If you’re faithful to Barnes & Noble click here for Blood & Soul in print.

Allen G. Bagby is an American author of fantasy fiction and an experienced blogger. His favorite and influential authors are David Gemmell, J. R. R. Tolkien, Bernard Cornwell, Terry Goodkind and C. S. Lewis. He is also influenced by movies such as Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Gladiator and the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Blood & Soul is the first book in the Creed of Kings Saga. It can be read alone. He independently published Blood & Soul in mid-2014. It hit #1 a couple of times and stayed five and a half months on Amazon's Top 100 in various related genres. He's currently writing the next book in the Creed of Kings Saga, the working title is Out of Oblivion. Website: Twitter: @aspeakinghuman Facebook Page: Goodreads Author Page:

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