I’ve invited thriller author Stacey Cochran to chat with us today. I met Stacey a few years ago when he and I spoke about publishing on a panel at Quail Ridge Books here in Raleigh. He’s such a nice guy, it’s hard to believe he could possibly write such scary books! Without further ado, here’s Stacey.
Thanks so much, Diane, for hosting me today at your blog. I’d like to say “hello” to your audience and thank them for reading today. I am currently wrapping up a 45-day blog tour to promote the release of my novel Claws.
The book is a suspense thriller that concerns a wildlife biologist in
The momentum generated in the past month is unlike anything else I’ve seen in my writing career. I think the blog tour gave me a platform and made me accountable for marketing the book, but I could not have foreseen the result.
CLAWS hit a number of bestseller lists in the Amazon Kindle store, and this visibility has been remarkable. I’ve just spent the morning answering questions for interviews, for example, there is no let-up in sight.
This is the first time I’ve published on Kindle, and it seems like I’ve found myself in the middle of a phenomenon. Everywhere I turn online, people are talking about the Amazon Kindle and because my books are doing well there, I’m receiving a lot requests for interviews. Most of the discussions have been through blogs, podcasts, Skype, YouTube, and other online vehicles.
Nonetheless, it’s been very fun, and I’m extremely grateful for how the novel has been received.
If any of your readers has questions about CLAWS, Amazon Kindle, or online marketing, I’m happy to answer any questions here as they come in today and will check back frequently.
Thanks so much, Diane, for the opportunity. And thanks so much to everyone else for reading!