The long-awaited day is finally here. Mercury Rises, the sequel to the best-selling apocalyptic fantasy Mercury Falls, is now available in paperback and Kindle formats. For a limited time, the paperback is only $8.97 and the Kindle version is only $2.99.
This has been a wild ride, starting with self-publishing Mercury Falls in 2009, getting picked up by AmazonEncore in 2010, and now having them publish the sequel. During that time Amazon Publishing went from being a notion floating around in Jeff Bezos’ head to being the worst nightmare of the big publishing houses — the same publishing houses that wouldn’t give me the time of day three years ago, by the way. Pardon me a moment while I shed one very small tear.
Fortunately, I’ve never written with agents or publishers in mind. I’ve never tried to write something that was “marketable” or that fit into any defined niche. I just write books that are interesting and fun. And guess what? When you give readers the opportunity to buy reasonably priced books that are interesting and fun, people buy them! I’ve been absolutely thrilled and humbled at the success of Mercury Falls, and I’m especially thankful to those of you who have supported me from way back in my Mattress Police days. Thanks, guys. You made my dream come true.
I hope you enjoy the new book. I worked hard on it.