Give me a minute to bask in the glory of a good day. I have to say that sales of Altered America have skyrocketed today, and that is good news for everyone with a story in this collection (as every writer gets a percentage). As of this posting, the collection is sitting at #3,916 in Amazon’s Kindle Store, and #4 in “Alternative History,” and it’s still going up! I know, for some big-time authors this is still a fairly minor showing, but this is the first time I have had the pleasure to behold such a buying spree on any book I have been involved with. Here’s hoping it is the start of a trend, and it goes even higher!
I attribute this exciting success to several factors, the principal one being the quality of the stories and the authors behind them. It was a lot of work to assemble such an entertaining batch of Alternate Histories, but the end result is well worth it. I expect most, if not every reader of this anthology will agree that it is a bargain at $2.99. Each writer involved with this collection did a great job, and this exposure will be certain to boost their careers, as well.
The other major factor is the subject matter of the anthology. Alternate History is a popular sub-genre these days, and there just aren’t enough short story collections out there. Martinus Publishing has hit while the iron is hot, and is meeting a demand for an under-populated niche market!
Even before the sudden success of Altered America, I have been planning to assemble other Alternate History collections, and if this sales trend continues I just might move such plans to the head of the line.
If you haven’t bought your copy yet, be sure to visit the Martinus Publishing listing, and pick the option that best suits you (Print, Kindle, or Nook).