Today is release day for Alex's Return.
Today is also the day the NovelRank Stalker, retired for a few years, is reborn.
I don't know about other authors, but as calm as I try to be on release day, whether it's an anthology of short stories, or like this one, a full length novel (in romance terms), it never works out that way.
Several years ago, I discovered a website called NovelRank and very quickly became addicted on release day and whenever my fellow authors had new releases.
According to the website, NovelRank is the best free resource for authors to track the sales rank of their print and ebooks on Amazon with charting, sales estimates, RSS feeds and more.
You can add your book with just the Amazon URL and the site will tell you your Amazon ranking across all domains (.com, .uk, etc).
It's a useful tool, among others that I'll be blogging about in coming days, but you can become obsessed, especially if it's your very first release.
Today, I won't be abstaining from stalking NovelRank, but I will checking in a little less than I have with previous books. Why? For my own sanity and because I'm older and wiser?
Who am I kidding? I'll be having the site open and the F5 key on my keyboard will be a little more worn by the end of the day - refresh, refresh, refresh!
Check out the Novel Rank to see how it works and catch them on Twitter @novelrank. And while you're there, see how Alex's Return is doing. Let me know on Twitter @tashatayls
Take care, Tx
It's that time of year again - So You Think You Can Write 2015. I had nothing to enter this year, but I remember the experience well.
So instead of inviting you to read my entry, I'd like you to meet my good friend and exceptionally talented author, Elle Marlow.
Elle's entry this year, Protecting the Cowboy's Baby, made the Top 55 as a semi-finalist and she needs votes, so if you like what you read below, please take time to visit the WattPad site and vote for her pitch. Click on the image below to go straight to WattPad.
As promised, here is the first chapter of my work in progress. Meet Ivy Greentree, one of three sisters who all have their own story to tell.