Promise of Blood has been out for (almost) two weeks now. I think the launch went very well. Being a new author I have absolutely no context with which to put the sales numbers for the first week (I've gotten ebook and hardcover figures, but not audiobook), but my editor and agent both tell me that they are very good for a debut author.
The launch party on the 18th went off without a hitch. We had 115 people attend and I did my first reading/signing. It was a great deal of fun. I'll say that both wifey and I were absolutely exhausted afterword.
I really appreciate that the Geauga West Library, the library where I spent many hours reading and exploring as a kid, was kind enough to host the event.
The blog tour I did over the last two months turned out to be a great success. I can't count the number of people who've messaged me or mentioned in the comments to say they bought my book based off one of the guest posts or interviews. Thanks to all the awesome people who hosted me! You can find a full rundown of the blog tour on the right sidebar of the home page.
As a reminder, it's a huge help to authors if you stop and leave a review or rating on any of the above sites. Even if you didn't enjoy the book.
Book two, The Crimson Campaign, is due to my editor a week from today. I'm going through this week and tightening where I can. Honestly, I'm a little nervous about it going into production so soon but I think that overall it is an even better book than Promise of Blood. I've learned a lot about pacing and characterization over the last two years and I used what I learned to improve book two.