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I Have Too Many Releases For Sale

Posted in 99 cent eBook, Armand Rosamilia, Chelsea Avenue, Creeping Death, Cthulhu, dying days, fiction, flagler beach, horror, Keyport Cthulhu, Kindle, Necromance, novella, podcast, short story, Tool Shed with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 23, 2015 by Armand Rosamilia

Jay Wilburn And Me

Jay Wilburn is a fellow author and good friend. I’ve had the privilege of doing several book signings with Jay over the last couple of years and many more are scheduled and will be done in the future. 

His philosophy is simple: don’t show all your books at once. Overloading potential buyers with too many books will only confuse and annoy people, or something to that effect. I always disagreed and piled 30+ releases on the table. 

Who usually sold more books? I don’t want to talk about it. 

I was interviewing a fellow author for my podcast (Arm Cast: Dead Sexy Horror Podcast – HERE is the link. Go listen and then come back. I’ll wait) and we talked about having too many books and stories out and confusing readers. 

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Then it hit me like a ton of bricks. I have too many choices and sometimes it might be overwhelming to figure out where to jump into my work. I used the short stories a couple of years ago to build up my numbers and get my name out there and it definitely worked. But now I worry I’ve over-saturated the market with smaller works. Right now on Amazon I have over 150 releases. Crazy, right?

So… I’m making an adjustment, which is part of the fun of being a self-published author. I know I can’t do anything about stories released by publishers but I can do my own stuff, right?

Right now I have 81 releases in Kindle Unlimited. I love the program and I make good money with so many pages read, so the problem isn’t having so much in KU, it’s what I have in KU to begin with. 

I’ll begin slowly working some titles out of the system over the next few weeks, but here’s the basic ideas so far…

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  1. All of my Flagler Beach Fiction Series releases except the Complete books with all 10 stories will go bye bye. Right now I have 5 parts plus the Complete of each of the 7 books and I’ll get rid of the 99 cents parts in favor of readers wanting to read all 10 stories of each at once. I think it makes sense. 

2. Same with Keyport Cthulhu. The five parts will now be deleted and the final collection sold only. 

3. In addition, I’ll be slowly pulling the early Metal Queens nonfiction books in favor of box sets with all of them together

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That’s just the start. 

A few other things I’ll be working on:

Doing more box sets with multiple books for a better bang for your buck

Revamping the main Dying Days series with new covers

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Pulling a few titles to rewrite/re-edit or keep out of print

Recently out of print works like Chelsea Avenue, Creeping Death, Tool Shed and Necromance updated and on sale

always adding new works to the pile

More information on these last few parts will be rolled out over the next few weeks and months, so stay tuned!

Armand

Armand’s 2013 Year In Review Part 1

Posted in anthology, Armand Rosamilia, authors, contemporary fiction, Creeping Death, dying days, fiction, flagler beach, Flash Fiction, florida, For The Night Is Dark, Golden Lion Cafe, Hazardous Press, Heavy Metal, horror, Kokomo's Cafe, Miami Spy Games, movies, novella, personal, short story, spy, tim baker, writing, zombie on December 16, 2013 by Armand Rosamilia

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I had a killer 2013… there is no doubt about it. And not only in my writing and publishing career, but in my personal life. I started dating a wonderful Special Gal in December of 2012 and we’re still going strong, I began spending more and more time in Jacksonville and really growing to love it, I got a radio gig on an actual radio station with fellow author and great friend Tim Baker, and even starred in a music video. OK, I just stood there with sunglasses on looking all menacing and sexy, but I was the real star, and not The Cherry Drops.

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What’s really left for me, with my bucket list of things to do before I die? Maybe act in a movie… but I’ll save that one for 2014 so I have something to look forward to. 

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Truth be told, 2013 started out very slow release-wise. I wrote three novellas for a Hollywood company that still have not seen the light of day, although the pay was nothing to laugh at, and was riding the wave for sales of Miami Spy Games: Russian Zombie Gun. Unfortunately, it meant no new releases for me until February, and even then it was a flash fiction piece in the Fifty Shades of Decay zombie anthology from Angelic Knight Press. 

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Over a month later, at the end of March, I had another story published in an anthology, this time in For The Night Is Dark by Crystal Lake Publishing. A couple of days later I had my first official release of 2013, but it was a non-fiction one with Metal Queens: Models 2

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April was a lot of writing for me. Even though I didn’t have many things out at this point, I’d been writing, editing and getting my work beta read like mad. I’d been pounding away at a huge project, one that was totally different for me: a contemporary fiction series that would eventually encompass 70 short stories in 7 print releases and over 40 eBook releases: Flagler Beach Fiction Series

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The first of this series was released on May 15th, Kokomo’s Cafe Part 1. Part 2 was released a week later. Then Part 3 came out at the end of the month, one new two-story part each week. June saw Part 4 and Part 5 as well as the print version of Kokomo’s Cafe and all five parts in one eBook, Kokomo’s Cafe Complete

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In the meantime, at the end of May, I finally released Dying Days 3. It had a few twists and turns longtime fans weren’t expecting. In June I released Creeping Death, a collection of my short stories released by Hazardous Press. 

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The last weekend in June saw the beginning of the second part of the Flagler Beach Fiction Series when Golden Lion Cafe Part 1 was released. Part 2 was released the first week in July, followed in subsequent weeks by Part 3, Part 4 and then Part 5

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From the 1st of the year (with some breaks) through the end of July, I had 17 releases. I think I had 23 all of 2012, so 2013 was already on pace to beat it… but I had no idea how much more I was going to be putting out in 2013… 

Armand Rosamilia

I’m Creeping Death

Posted in Armand Rosamilia, Creeping Death, death metal, fiction, horror, short story, writing with tags , , , , , on July 7, 2013 by Armand Rosamilia

I’m Creeping Death

Armand Rosamilia

 

Creeping Death: Short Peeks Into A Disturbed Mind is my latest release, a collection of 16 short stories. 5 of the tales are new and the other 11 are some of my best stories (in my opinion)… Hazardous Press was cool enough to see my sheer and utter brilliance and put it out… or I blackmailed them… either way, it’s for sale.

I’m going to focus on the title track (so to speak) right now. As anyone who even remotely knows me, I am not only a horror writer but a huge Heavy Metal fan. I’m also quite pleasing to the naked eye, but that’s for another post.

I’m on the wrong side of 40, and I grew up listening to thrash Metal giants like Slayer, Anthrax, Megadeth and (of course) Metallica. I loved everything they put out as a kid (until the crap after …And Justice For All. Don’t get me started, please) and it was a huge influence on me. They had songs about H.P. Lovecraft? I read all of his work, and even understood some of it as a teen. They wrote a song about Moses? I painted the Creeping Death EP cover on the back of my brother’s jean jacket.

When I originally wrote the opening page or two of the story itself, I had no idea where it was going. I had no title and no real ending, which is rare for me. I just had a feel and a theme, based on the invite from Smart Rhino Publications for their Zippered Flesh: Tales of Body Enhancements Gone Bad! anthology.

As the story progressed, it just flowed so naturally. I took my own experiences going to the Limelight club in NYC in my twenties and my love of the Goth and Metal culture and turned it up several notches. I have no tattoos and no piercings but I was the minority back in those days (and I guess today, as well). But I knew enough about it and was lucky enough to have managed some killer Death Metal bands during that time to know the behind the scenes club goings on.

This ended up being one of my favorite stories I’ve ever written, and was a no-brainer for the title (track) of the book itself. Want to find out what the connection to the title and the story is? Well, you’ll have to read it.

Armand Rosamilia

Creeping Death on Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/Creeping-Death-ebook/dp/B00DD5DZS8/ref=sr_1_12?ie=UTF8&qid=1371924843&sr=8-12&keywords=creeping+death

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