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Thread: Twelve Tales of Christmas is out, and it's gone #15 on Amazon!

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    Twelve Tales of Christmas is out, and it's gone #15 on Amazon!



    So this is severely cool, at least in my world. First of all, Twelve Tales is out. It's free, and it's getting good reviews so far. One of them actually thanked me for writing the book and told me I helped put a lot of joy back in Christmas for him. At least for me, that's what writing was supposed to be about.

    Anyway, if modern fairy tales are your thing, it's free on Amazon.

    I feel drunk on happiness. It's out, people are reading it, and they're liking it. Does it get better than this? Wow.

    Okay, now for the next bit. It's ranked fifteen on Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/Best-Sellers-...ding=UTF8&tf=1. Please go see it before it goes away.

    And okay, it's a long tail category. If I wanted to be number 15 in fantasy, I'd be right next to Tolkien. I'm fifteen in kindle ebooks> science fiction and fantasy>fantasy>anthologies and short stories. And I'm 15 in the free side, not paid.

    But still. Fifteen. That's the first page. Top Twenty. Yee haw.

    I'm also 42 in same categories as above but ending in sword and sorcery, and 76 in kindle ebooks>literature and fiction>genre fiction>holidays. I totally took screen shots.

    So now my burning question is: Can I call myself an Amazon bestselling writer? I'm kind of fuzzy on what that is.
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    Nice. I got a copy--hope that helps.

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    Thanks, Marlys. Your crits have helped me grow as a writer--a lot. You've already helped me more than I can repay.



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    Congratulations!
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    Congratulations!! I got a copy, too. :-)

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    Thanks, Anna. You're another one I owe for quality feedback.



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    That's amazing, Cathleen. Congratulations. (I also got a copy. :-))
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    That's amazing! I got kindle on my phone just so I could download it. Congratulations!
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    Yay! Congratulations! Just got my copy!

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    Wow! muse, Tazlima, and Laura. Such well-wishing and flagrant downloading warms my heart.

    Ha! And check it out. The book climbed to #14 today. So all the downloads did more than simply giving me a happy glow.



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    That 14 sure looks like a 13 to me, Cathleen...
    I am no maestro.

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    Congratulations! Got me a copy through Amazon Aus. Thank you, Cathleen.


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    Congratulations! I need to find my Amazon password (seriously!).
    If I could put all my typos together, I'd have enough material for a trilogy.

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    Aaaand 12.

    (Got a copy, too.)
    Currently working on the first draft of Blackbirds, aka FjordNovel. Historical Fantasy about witch boys on a Norwegian island in 1601. Also about some decent non-witches and some witch hunter assbutts. Contains a lot of gay and a substantial amount of angst.

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    Congratulations!

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    Methinks either y’all are blind or something:

    One person says it’s at 15
    Another says it’s at 13
    Another says it’s at 12

    When I just went to get mine, it was clearly at 11!



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    This is so exciting!
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    Thank you, thank you, thank you! Truly, everyone, this means the world to me.

    Amazon is telling me 13 at the moment, but I've got all these nifty Twitter ads made up, an illustration with the book cover and something hooky like: Put a little magic under your tree...Free.

    I'm being read! People like my book and even say it touched them. Really, this is what it's all about.

    *floats off on little purple cloud of bliss*

    ETA: And Tazlima, I'm sorry I neglected to thank you publicly here as well for all your sterling beta work. Your feedback is spot on and very helpful.
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    Sat Nam! (literally "Truth Name"--a Sikh greeting)

    Wonderful!

    Except...is there going to be a print version for those of us who don't do Kindle?

    Blessings,

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    Yes, Siri, that's on today's to-do list. It's already been proofed online. I feel squidgy about approving it before the physical proofs come back, but since they won't arrive until the 18th, I don't think I have the luxury of waiting.



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    Okay, the paperback is live in CreateSpace, but sometimes it takes a bit for Amazon to catch up.

    And speaking of Amazon, I hit #9! That's only a single digit.



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    Sweet! Just downloaded it. Congrats!
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    Sat Nam! (literally "Truth Name"--a Sikh greeting)

    Good! I've put the paper version on my list.

    Blessings,

    Siri Kirpal
    "The only freedom any of us ever has is the freedom to choose how we will not be free."

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    Hey, it went #6! Thanks to everyone who picked up a copy, and a special thanks to Absolute Write's own Shoe Shine Boy for his incredibly heartening review.



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    I just saw this thread and went straightaway to Amazon for my Kindle copy. Thanks, Cathleen, and Merry Christmas!
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