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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

3,000 BOOKS SOLD!


I am very pleased to announce that today (one year and seven days after I first published my novel Swords of the Six) it has passed 3,000-copies sold!
Wow! When I consider that 6 out of 10 novels ever published never sell over a thousand copies, and when very few self-published books sell more than a hundred copies, I feel like leaping through the ceiling! This is an acheivment of which I am very proud.
There are several people who helped make this possible through their encouragment and positive outlook. I want to thank my parents, my brother Brian, my sister Laura, my in-laws, my friend James... But most of all my lovely wife. She stood by me while I quit my hourly job and took us on the road to promote and sell my book in over a dozen states from the east coast to Missouri!
I also want to take this opportunity to thank God for giving me hands to write, a brain to imagine, and the will to do things for a higher purpose.

4 comments:

Star-Dreamer said...

Wow Scot, that's amazing! I haven't your books yet, but I already can't wait. Anything with dragons and a christian theme imediatly goes on my "to read" list. But it has become increasingly difficult to find such books, you know? I can't wait to actually pick up yours.

(btw, you've been tagged! You don't have to participate if you would rather not, but I find it interesting. If you would like to know more about it, you can visit my blog. :)

Scott Appleton said...

Hi Star-Dreamer,
I've never been 'tagged' so I'm not sure what that means. But I visited your blog and tried to comment...it wouldn't allow me to type into the comment box. I'll try again later but I'm not sure why it didn't work tonight.
Anyway, nice to see another fan of Christian Fantasy come by. Make sure you check out my website (and become a follower of this blog) ...my website is seperate from the blog www.theSwordoftheDragon.com

Star-Dreamer said...

Thanks Scott.

When a person is tagged (if they want to participate) they list eight books that they wish they could live in, then they "tag" eight people.

I am following your blog. I haven't commented a lot, but I've been reading. Very cool. (not sure why my blog wouldn't let you comment... that's strange. But maybe it will work later.)

Happy writing, and I'm glad you reached 3,000! That's exciting! :)

Brenda @ Tie That Binds Us said...
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WELCOME TO THE WRITING SITE OF SCOTT APPLETON

"Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones." -Proverbs 16:24

In a world where morality is forsaken and Christ neglected, wholesome books are uncommon. The themes of my writing are love, self-sacrifice, and honor.

I see my generation turning from God to the gods of this world. I see homes torn apart in the pursuit of pleasure and self-gratification. Children are murdered by the millions every year . . . without ever seeing the world outside their mothers' wombs. Through fiction I strive to encourage those who are willing, to stand against these things and be heroes and heroines; chivalrous, gentle, full of righteous indignation, and the fear and love of their Creator.