Happy Valentine's Day everyone! This week, we have a hodgepodge of things.
First of all, a huge thank you again for your support during the From Words to Brain promotion. The Amazon sales ranking went up an order of magnitude and stayed there for the whole week! The promotion was a pricing experiment with my publisher, and it worked so well that they decided to discount their entire inventory on Amazon to $.99 for the month of February. So again, thank you to everyone for checking out the essay, spreading the word, writing reviews, and everything else.
If you liked the essay, you might want to take a look at some of the other 40K ebooks. I highly recommend The Narrative Escape by Tom Stafford (see my interview with him here). Other titles include Selling Stories Successfully and short stories by Bruce Sterling, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Mike Resnick, and Paul Di Filippo.
Second, the blog has reached another milestone. We now have over 1000 RSS subscribers :-) I would like to learn a little more about you. If you have a moment, please come by the comments section and introduce yourself. Do you write? How are your projects going? If you commented during our last get-to-know-you thread at 500 subscribers, give us an update on how things have gone since then.
Third, since guest posting was useful in growing my own blog, I thought it would be fun to do a guest post contest here. So if you would like to guest post, e-mail a blog entry (one per person) to liviablackburne [at] gmail [dot] com before March 1, 2011. I am mainly looking for posts that are useful to writers, although you get bonus points if it makes me laugh. Previously posted entries are okay as long as you tell me where it was posted.
Lots of things going on this week. Take care! :-)