…and now for a bit of Left Brain!

Left Brain

Hi Folks!

Nothing too esoteric in this post, just an update and aย bit of news:

ITEM 1 –
I have just crossed the one third mark in the fundraiser for the print-run of the paperback (34.7% to be exact!). Yes, Illiom is that much closer to seeing the light of print! Now, by itself this would not be spectacular news, but please read on to…

ITEM 2 –
Some good friends of mine in Adelaide, Sandy Pulsford and Anna Mycho, have decided to support me with an interest-free-loan once I reach the 50% mark.
Hat-tip to Anna and Sandy!
This means that I still have to raise just $582.14 and then we’ll have a print-run and a bottle of bubbly!

ITEM 3 –
Probably the most exciting piece of news is that I am now about 250 pages into Illiom: Keys of Awakening. I am very happy with the progress and the content (they did say that the second book would be a lot easier…). So for those of you who are waiting for the sequel with bated breath, fear not: it is a happening thing.

Since e-publishing Illiom on Amazon on 17 September 2012 I have

  • sold a massive 47 ebooks
  • given away 1,047 ebooks in Kindle promotions
  • pre-sold 43 paperbacks

The Kindle promo has yielded nothing – as far as I can see – other than a single 4-star review. I will not be doing a KDP promo in the foreseeable future ๐Ÿ™‚

Thank you to all of you who have pre-ordered the paperback, without you I might be waiting another 5 years before I could do a print-run. Thank you to those of you who have supported me by purchasing either. I am touched by the support and encouragement I have received.

All in all it’s been (and still is) a steep learning curve and I’m enjoying the process of finding out what works, what doesn’t, as well as what I do and don’t want to do.

Bless you all till the next post,


Leave A Reply (3 comments so far)

  1. Ros
    8 years ago

    Claudio, the progress that is happening is so exciting.


  2. Anna
    8 years ago

    congratulations ๐Ÿ˜‰ it seems to take most writers a good two years between volumes – if they don’t get distracted by writing another story altogether… so any advance on that will be the icing on the cake.


    Claudio Silvano Reply:

    Thanks. I hate to keep people waiting but at the same time I don’t want to give anything less than my best. It’s a juggling act… Besides, I can’t wait to see what will happen myself. Even though – as you know – some of it is pre-determined, there’s a lot that was never there before I started writing. So I’m discovering stuff as I’m walking with them, which makes it real for me and brings it to life.


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