Daily Archives: May 24, 2014

Someone Left the Gate Open

Someone left the gate open


I have just sold my ONE THOUSANDTH Kobo e-book!

Time for an ice cold Dr. Pepper!

yours in storytelling,

Steve Vernon

A Small Writing Milestone – Why am I happy?

This is me, doing my Happy Dance!

This is me, doing my Happy Dance!

It is an awfully good day today – and I am a happy man!

It’s warm and sunny and I am going to be signing my books this afternoon at the Mic Mac Mall in Dartmouth from noon to 2pm.

But that’s not why I am happy.

I barbecued yesterday and had a cold Dr. Pepper and met a couple of nephews whom I hadn’t talked to since they were knee-high to a knee.

But that’s not why I am happy.

My cat Kismet thinks that all of my books are really cool and NOBODY in the world can open up a can of cat food like I can.

Kizzy and book 003

But THAT’S not why I am happy!

I am happy because as of this morning I have sold 999 e-books as a Kobo writer and sometime today I hope to pass the 1000 e-books sold today.

That is a milestone in the career of an e-book author. Some people pass that milestone in their first month of e-publishing. Others take a little longer. It took me about two years. I released my first indie-published e-book about two years ago – publishing SUDDEN DEATH OVERTIME in Kobo format back in 2012.

Hey, some folks drive faster than other folks do.

I am that old fart you see tootling down the side of the road on a battered green golf cart, both hands gripped squarely on the wheel at 10 o’clock and 2 o’clock, leaning forward and squinting through a pair of of fogged-up bifocals, slowing down to let a grandmother in a motorized wheelchair pass him.

I am pretty sure that I will pass the 1000 e-books sold because the Kobo 30% Book Sale is still going strong and is featuring two of my e-books.

The book that has been selling the fastest this month is my monstrously huge full-length scarecrow novel, THE TATTERDEMON OMNIBUS.

Tatterdemon Omnibus

As a result of this sale Tatterdemon is now #11 on the Kobo Bestselling horror list!

That’s not too shabby at all.

🙂 🙂 🙂

Like I said, there are lots of folks out there who are selling more books faster than I am – but one of the great secrets about being happy in life is to learn how to celebrate the small victories. Somebody bring you home a pizza on a cold rainy day – don’t sit there and wish it were t-bone steak.

Do your happy dance and clap your hands and yell “Pizza! Pizza! Pizza!”

So – don’t forget to check out the Kobo thirty percent offer for ALL of your e-book needs – not just my own books. And don’t forget to use the promo code STOCKUP30 to take advantage of the offered discount.

You keep on reading – I’ll keep on writing.

Real Men Read


yours in storytelling,

Steve Vernon