23 Responses to Too Cool

  1. delbert says:

    Very nice to see your name “in lights”.
    =

  2. Diane Johnson says:

    So did sales boost??

  3. Nate says:

    Yes! We went from about 290 up to 190 for a time and we’re currently at 223.

    I’m not sure how long the bump will last, but it was a nice increase.

  4. Gleep says:

    Think i found u in a similar way when Quarter shear came out on kindle. Saw it in a “amazon recomends” kind if way and whent “meh worth a try” read it in two days and whent. “what ther is no more!!!!” and was devestated untill i found the actual podcasts. so yes it do work

  5. Katie says:

    did half get a bump too?

  6. Nate says:

    Yes. All three are back on the top 10 in Space Opera and under #1000 in overall sales rank.

    That’s VERY good for an indie like me. ๐Ÿ˜€

  7. Pat says:

    The advert worked for me! I saw it and pulled it up on Amazon, checked it out, and grabbed the sample for my Kindle. Thanks for the great book, which I plan to tell all my friends about, and I look forward to seeing the rest of the series by next year. (Also thanks for the informative Web site.) ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Nate says:

    Excellent!

    Thanks for letting me know, Pat.

  9. Jonathan Moore says:

    I agree the advertising worked! I saw it a couple days ago and bought Quarter Share and have already read all of the up to Full Share!

    You are a very fun easy read. I cannot wait for the others to get in Kindle format.

  10. Nate says:

    Thanks, Jonathan

    I may have to revise my view on advertising ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Mark says:

    Still waiting for smashworlds to get half share…non kindle users suffer needless cruelty.
    Lucky I have the podcasts and paperbacks!
    I have only the one hardback but I can’t take the blame for that ๐Ÿ˜‰

  12. agauntpanda says:

    Yeah, I too saw Quarter Share on an “Amazon Recommends” page, took a quick look, figured it was worth the price given the subject matter, and immediately wanted to know where the rest were once I’d finished. Don’t knock Amazon links; I’d never have found out about this series without them.

  13. Nate says:

    I’m getting a lot of new readers from that flyer, so I may have to revise my opinion. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for letting me know.

  14. Debra Bawkin says:

    The advertising definitely works. I first found your series of books on Amazon when I got my new Kindle for Christmas this year. I quickly downloaded and read all that were available and have been eagerly awaiting the rest of them. I was thrilled when I saw the above flyer at Amazon and bought and downloaded this book also. I can barely wait for the rest of your books. I love your work!

  15. Torsten Moeller says:

    Hello, I noticed the add as well, and would have bought it except it wouldn’t work on my Nook. Likewise I realize that I could order it from Ridan Publishing, however I like the convenience of all my books in one place/account. Is there any estimated release date for the Nookbook version of Full Share?

    I noticed this several weeks ago, and was just going to wait, however I decided it wouldn’t hurt me to ask. Thanks for any information!

  16. Nate says:

    I don’t have any information on that at all, Torsten.

    I’ve been told they’re in the pipeline, but i’m ot sure where that pipeline ends ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. Hello and thanks for your great series. I’ve been reading SF since about 1957 and your “Golden Age” works is as enjoyable as any I’ve read. I bought a kindle about two years ago and during that time, have read about 440 books, three of which are your first kindle releases in the series. I’ve been reading at that rate all along so I’ve had a lot to compare with your efforts. You need not take a backseat to anyone. You write the kind of story which makes me sad when the book is finished and that has happened three times so far. I know you have three more titles in the series for a six book total. Is that written in stone? I am also reading another series at the same time called the Dresden Files by author Jim Butcher and he’s up to 13 books in his series so far and I think your books are as fun to read as his, so please think about it. Thank you for all the great reading and the hard work you’ve shared with your fans. I have already told my friends about the series and will continue to do so. Sorry for the length of my response.

  18. Nate says:

    Thanks, Frank.

    I love Jim Butcher’s work, too. The Harry Dresden is such a cool character and the universe Butcher has created is superb.

    No, it’s not cast in stone. There will be more Ishmael Wang stories. And at least one more Otto Krugg story and probably two more Tanyth Fairport adventures … at least.

    There’s a lot of stories left to tell and I’m looking forward to telling them.

  19. Laura Wright says:

    Advertising works. You caught me with Quarter Share and I am zipping through your books way too fast… they are wonderful. I feel like I’ve found a new favorite science fiction series to add to my Heinlein, Asimov and Bradbury stories. I will be spreading the word… this is the type of story that I got hooked on in the 60s as dad was working on the space program with Hughes Aircraft…

  20. Nate says:

    I’m sooo pleased.

    Thank you for letting me know, Laura.

  21. Michelle Black says:

    Do not knock those Kindle recommendations! I would have never found you without it. I devoured Quarter Share in one day, immediately bought the two remaining available books the next day, and in the following two days devoured those as well. I’m torn between getting the podcast versions because I want to know what happens, and waiting until they come out on the Kindle so I can have another three day reading marathon!

    In the mean time I’ve recommended the books to my other sci-fi loving Kindle and podcast junkies. And geeked out about it on FB too!

  22. Nate says:

    Thanks, Michelle.

    I’m very pleased you found (and liked) the stories.

    Just goes to show what a little good advertising can do, I guess. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Welcome aboard.

  23. Brian says:

    I, too, just found Quarter Share through Amazon’s recommendation. That was two, maybe three days ago. I finally had to stop reading Full Share at 2:30am this morning because I was having trouble focusing! Your books are as good as *anything* out there. As word of mouth builds, and with some more publicizing work, there’s no reason for them not to be on the top of Amazon’s lists.
    The books remind me a lot of Andre Norton’s Solar Queen series, (written for a modern era) and also of Sloan Wilson’s Pacific Interlude. I read a lot, and I don’t think a book has ever had me reciting occasional lines out loud and laughing along. Your writting is really that good. I can think of only two or three contemporary authors whose books don’t come across as poorly written after I compare them to yours.
    I, too, am torn about getting the podcasts of the other books, versus trying to wait and read them. Arrgh! ^-^ Fortunately, it sounds like Double Share is only a month or so away!
    I read your note about something ominous happening with the ending of Owner’s Share with some concern, but wanted to say that I’ve really appreciated how you did the endings of the three books I’ve read so far. It was nice to have endings free of the emotionally-manipulative cliff hangers that so many authors like to use. Thanks again for the wonderful stories, and I look forward to reading more of anything you write.

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