Right now I’m well on the way through Wanderer book four and book five (which should be the last in the series) will be written next. The question is… what do I write after that?
I’ve got loads of new ideas floating around in my head and starting a new book / a new series has a lot of appeal but first there’s some unfinished business – the Dark Soul Chronicles. I already have a good idea of how Daniel’s story will progress and I’d love to explore it further.
But. You knew there was a but coming didn’t you? The two Dark Soul books are doing well but they haven’t taken off as well as the Wanderer series and that is reflected in the total number of reviews. That means some of the biggest promotion sites (in particular Bookbub) won’t take them yet, which gives a catch 22 situation of not getting the reviews because I can’t promote them widely enough, and not promoting them widely because I can’t get enough reviews. If that doesn’t change then it might make more sense to write another book or two in a completely new world / universe before returning to the Dark Soul series.
From reviews, emails and comments here I know lots of you want to see the Dark Soul series continue. Don’t worry – it definitely will do. The question is whether or not it will be the next book after Wanderer book five. I’d like it to be… and with your help it can be. Here’s how you can lend a hand…
1) Write a review for Dark Soul Silenced – Part One and post it to Amazon.com (you can post there even if you bought it from another Amazon site). Almost all the promotion sites only look at the US Amazon review count. Please post it to your own Amazon site as well.
2) If you’ve already posted a review on a different Amazon site then please post it to Amazon.com as well
3) If you wrote a review for Dark Soul Silenced – Part Two but not for Part One then please review that too. Most people will come to the series via book one, and that’s the one I’ll be trying to get featured for advertising.
4) Talk to any friends and family who might be interested in that type of book. Tell them they can get the Dark Soul Silenced – Part One eBook absolutely free . Tweet, post or even talk (gasp!) about it.
Dark Soul Silenced – Part One has 17 reviews so far. There’s no hard and fast rule but I think getting that up to 30 or 40 will make a huge difference, and getting it to 50 or 60 will give it a really good chance of being featured by the heavyweight promoters. That may sound a lot but it starts with just one review from one reviewer.