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.

πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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

18 responses to “A Small Writing Milestone – Why am I happy?

  1. Congrats. Kobo is definitely picking up again for me. I sold my 2000th book there during the big slump,so here’s to the next 1000 for both of us.


  2. Congratulations! I hadn’t heard of Kobo until recently – I guess since my first YA novel is going up in the next few weeks, I’d better get it on Kobo, too. πŸ™‚ And by the way, your Kismet looks like my Samantha.


  3. Fingers crossed the deal can get your 2000th book sold before June is out.
    All the best.


  4. Love your happy dance! Made me laugh!


  5. Wow! That’s so awesome, a big milestone no matter how long it took you to get there.


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  7. Here’s to my third book sold on kobo! Mwahahahaargh! But I HAVE sold some! Well done. Top going. No wonder you’re out there happy dancing in your pjs.




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