My concept thriller LOVE, GUDRUN ENSSLIN is selling well on UK Amazon (and elsewhere) – and I am both glad and grateful for that. However, my first novel, RUDE BOY – a rites of passage tale charting the adventures and misadventures of Punk protagonist, Kenny Silvers – seemed to have stalled of late. I watched, dismayed, as the ranking for RUDE BOY plummeted towards the dreaded ‘one million’ mark following not a single sale for five whole months.
Hour by hour, day by day, week by week the ranking dipped through the 750,000s into the 800,000s and – ominously – into the 900,000s! Meanwhile, only tumbleweed continued to blow into the black hole of the Amazon ‘buy now’ button! Until…last week! Someone bought the last remaining copy of RUDE BOY – the same hardy veteran copy that had gathered five months’ worth of dust on a shelf somewhere in Amazon’s warehouse. At the same time, someone (else?) made only the second ever Kindle download of RUDE BOY and clicked the ‘like’ button for good measure!
So, thank you mystery buyer(s) – I hope you enjoy the read. Sometimes a single sale can bring as much pleasure as shifting 100,000 copies.