Sunday, 10 April 2011
My new novel, Replica, on Amazon
Yesterday Replica the ebook went live on UK Amazon, then in the evening on US Amazon. Thanks to Remix enthusiasts, it went straight to number 1 in Movers & Shakers, and at one point cracked the UK Kindle top 100. (For some reason, it's not appearing in any of the genre charts it should be in; it's not, for instance, in the Thriller top 100 chart, which doesn't help sales. Annoying.)
It's an extraordinary experience, publishing a book you've been working on for more than a year. So much thought, research and work goes into it, and then you hand it over to readers and wait, breath baited, to see if they like it. I'm going to quote Winston Churchill again, as he puts it so brilliantly:
"Writing a book is an adventure. To begin with, it is a toy and an amusement. Then it becomes a mistress, then it becomes a master, then it becomes a tyrant. The last phase is that just as you are about to be reconciled to your servitude, you kill the monster, and fling him to the public."
Replica has been flung to the public. I hope it doesn't get lynched, or worse, ignored. I hope it will give hours of entertainment to many readers, and make me some money.
Posted by Lexi at Sunday, April 10, 2011