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Top 25 LitRPG Bestselling Books ending Sept 16, 2017

Rank Kindle Book Title Author Price Reviews Page No(s)
1 Space Knight Samuel E. Green;
Michael-Scott Earle
$4.99 57 395
2 The Builder’s Greed (The Legendary Builder Book 2) J.A. Cipriano $4.99 20 270
3 Black Friday Jan Stryvant $3.99 50 163
4 The Builder’s Sword (The Legendary Builder Book 1) J.A. Cipriano $4.99 95 534
5 Bushido Online: the Battle Begins: A LitRPG Saga Nikita Thorn;
LitRPG Freaks
$3.99 48 371
6 Camelot Overthrown: An Arthurian LitRPG (Camelot LitRPG) Galen Wolf $3.99 9 254
7 The Desperate Quest: A MMORPG and LitRPG Online Adventure (Second Age of Retha Book 2) A. M. Sohma $3.99 13 307
8 Shattered Lands: A LitRPG Series Darren Pillsbury $4.99 38 527
9 Shaman’s Revenge (The Way of the Shaman: Book #6) LitRPG Series Vasily Mahanenko $5.99 84 561
10 Life Reset: A LitRPG Novel (New Era Online Book 1) Shemer Kuznits $3.99 302 420
11 Accidental Thief: A LitRPG Accidental Traveler Adventure Jamie Davis $4.99 37 332
12 Shattered Lands 2 The Fall Of Blackstone: A LitRPG Series Darren Pillsbury $4.99 13 552
13 The Luckless: A MMORPG and LitRPG Online Adventure (Second Age of Retha Book 1) A. M. Sohma $3.99 40 258
14 The Land: Swarm: A LitRPG Saga (Chaos Seeds Book 5) Aleron Kong $5.99 383 743
15 Gong and Chalice: Epic LitRPG Adventure (Fayroll – Book 4) Andrey Vasilyev $6.95 21 392
16 The Land: Raiders: A LitRPG Saga (Chaos Seeds Book 6) Aleron Kong $5.99 522 638
17 The Land: Catacombs: A LitRPG Saga (Chaos Seeds Book 4) Aleron Kong $5.99 345 571
18 Viridian Gate Online: The Jade Lord: A litRPG Adventure (The Viridian Gate Archives Book 3) James Hunter $4.99 83 274
19 The Weirdest Noob (LitRPG The Weirdest Noob Book 1) Arthur Stone $4.22 143 409
20 Earth’s Gambit (The Gam3 Book 2) Cosimo Yap $3.99 64 412
21 The Karmadont Chess Set (The Way of the Shaman: Book #5) LitRPG series Vasily Mahanenko $5.99 194 503
22 The Phantom Castle (The Way of the Shaman: Book #4) LitRPG series Vasily Mahanenko $5.99 91 596
23 The Land: Alliances: A LitRPG Saga (Chaos Seeds Book 3) Aleron Kong $5.99 328 641
24 Eden’s Gate: The Sparrow: A LitRPG Adventure Edward Brody $4.99 150 424
25 The Secret of the Dark Forest (The Way of the Shaman: Book #3) LitRPG series Vasily Mahanenko $5.99 128 596

PreOrders are not included in the rank.  If they were included, the following books would be ranked accordingly:

6 Alpha Company (Alpha World Book 3) Daniel Schinhofen $3.99 0 Pre-order
16 The Twilight Obelisk (Mirror World Book #4) LitRPG series Alexey Osadchuk $5.99 0 Pre-order
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LitRPG Top 25 Week Ending Sept 09 2017

Rank Kindle Book Title Author Price Reviews Pages
1 Bushido Online: the Battle Begins: A LitRPG Saga Nikita Thorn $3.99 21 371
2 Awaken Online: Catharsis Travis Bagwell $5.99 1,046 526
3 You’re Not Allowed to Die (The Twenty-Sided Eye Series Book 1) Kip Terrington $2.99 28 242
4 Wild Wastes: Eastern Expansion Randi Darren $4.99 108 368
5 Awaken Online: Precipice Travis Bagwell $6.99 519 594
6 Gong and Chalice: Epic LitRPG Adventure (Fayroll – Book 4) Andrey Vasilyev $6.95 17 392
7 Shaman’s Revenge (The Way of the Shaman: Book #6) LitRPG Series Vasily Mahanenko $5.99 74 561
8 Accidental Thief: A LitRPG Accidental Traveler Adventure Jamie Davis $4.99 33 332
9 The Builder’s Sword (The Legendary Builder Book 1) J.A. Cipriano $4.99 89 534
10 Shattered Lands: A LitRPG Series Darren Pillsbury $4.99 32 527
11 Beyond All Expectations (Emerilia Book 8) Michael Chatfield $4.99 61 374
12 Ascend Online Luke Chmilenko $6 331 454
13 The Land: Raiders: A LitRPG Saga (Chaos Seeds Book 6) Aleron Kong $5.99 511 638
14 Life Reset: A LitRPG Novel (New Era Online Book 1) Shemer Kuznits $3.99 284 420
15 The Land: Catacombs: A LitRPG Saga (Chaos Seeds Book 4) Aleron Kong $5.99 345 571
16 World Seed: Endgame Justin Miller $3.99 2 652
17 The Trapped Mind Project (Emerilia Book 1) Michael Chatfield $3.99 217 534
18 Forming the Company (Alpha World Book 2) Daniel Schinhofen $3.99 150 396
19 New Horizons (Emerilia Book 4) Michael Chatfield $4.99 119 312
20 Ring of Promise: A LitRPG novel (Elements of Wrath Online Book 1) J.A. Cipriano $4.99 38 394
21 More Than a Game: Epic LitRPG Adventure (Fayroll – Book 1) Andrey Vasilyev $6.95 97 320
22 Sufficiently Advanced Magic (Arcane Ascension Book 1) Andrew Rowe $3.99 384 625
23 Gamer for Life (Alpha World Book 1) Daniel Schinhofen $3.99 218 397
24 Earth’s Gambit (The Gam3 Book 2) Cosimo Yap $3.99 61 412
25 The Weirdest Noob (LitRPG The Weirdest Noob Book 1) Arthur Stone $4.22 141 409
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Author Interview: Twenty Questions with Jamie Davis “Accidental Thief”

Jamie Davis author of Accidental Thief
Jamie Davis’ latest book is Accidental Thief – a LitRPG

Twenty Questions with Jamie Davis

Accidental Thief | $4.99 | 332 pages | Kindle Unlimited

 

Accidental Thief by Jamie Davis & Chris Davis
Accidental Thief by Jamie Davis & Chris Davis

Jamie Davis, RN, NRP, B.A., A.S., host of the Nursing Show (NursingShow.com) is a nationally recognized medical educator who began educating new emergency responders as a training officer for his local EMS program.  As a media producer, he has been recognized for the MedicCast Podcast (MedicCast.com), a weekly program for emergency medical providers like EMTs and paramedics, and the Nursing Show, a similar program for nurses and nursing students. His programs and resources have been downloaded over 6 million times by listeners and viewers.

Jamie lives in a home in the woods in Maryland with his wife, three children, and dog. He is an avid gamer, preferring historical and fantasy miniature gaming, as well as table top games. He writes urban and contemporary paranormal fantasy stories, among other things. His Future Race Game rules were written to satisfy a desire to play a version of the pod races from Star Wars episode 1.

20 Questions: 

If you could go back in time and tell your younger writing self one thing, what would it be?

I would tell my younger writing self to hold off on publishing that first book until I had more of the series written so I could build some reader loyalty over the first three books in the series. This is something I’ve done with my two newest series and the readers are responding in a very positive manner to getting the books faster with a new release every four or five weeks.

How did you spend the first bit of money you earned as a published author?

I think I took my wife out to dinner on my first royalty check from Amazon. We went to our favorite local place for some good home-style country fare.

How many unfinished or unpublished books do you have?

I always have a project in process but I don’t have any unpublished books in the wings like some authors do. This might be because I go ahead and publish everything I write eventually. I feel like there will always be someone who’ll enjoy a certain book or character story so why should I hold it back because of my doubts.

What is your writing process? Or, how many hours a day do you write?

I write about four hours a day, seven days a week. I get up early in the morning and write from four AM until eight or nine AM. Then I spend the afternoon working on marketing, responding to email, and connecting with readers and other writers. I also work in the afternoons on outlining the next story I’m planning to write. Then each chapter has a few sentences or a small paragraph describing what is supposed to happen. Once that’s ready, I have the info I need to flesh out the story from there into a full-sized novel.

What was your favorite childhood book(s)? Why?

That’s hard to say. I was a voracious reader as a child and read anything that was fantasy or sci-fi related. I guess if there was a single series it would be the Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis. I read and re-read that series at least ten times in between reading everything else I was picking up. The books connected with me. I identified with the characters and could see myself making similar decisions and mistakes. I use this a lot when I write today. I think it’s important to connect with your readers so they can identify with the things your characters do.

On average, how long does it take you to write a book? (First draft, rewrites, edits to finally publishing)

It usually takes me two to three months to write and publish a book from start to finish. I write the first draft in a month, edit for a few weeks, get the editor/proofreader to go over it and it’s ready to go!

We all get bad reviews sometimes when we publish.  How do you deal with bad reviews?  

I celebrate one-star reviews when I get them. They are either review trolls who like to go around and leave one-star reviews on everything they see or they’re opportunities to learn from an unsatisfied reader. I see the former as a badge of success. Only successful people have others trying to drag them backward back into the pack. The latter are opportunities to improve my writing craft and connect better on the next project with the readers.

How would you describe your average reader?  Or, do you even have a particular kind of person in mind when you write?

It depends on the genre I’m writing. For LitRPG books (which I co-write with my 23-year-old son, Chris), I picture a person very much like myself or my son. Male gamers who enjoy stories about gamers and the worlds in which they play.

For my Urban Fantasy books, I picture a female reader between the ages of 30 and 60. I know these are my target readers because I’ve surveyed the readers on my email list and I know their demographics.

I think it’s really important for authors or song writers or any artist to do this if you’re trying to make a living at this craft. If you just make art for yourself (which is fine), you can’t get upset if it doesn’t connect with others. I try to find the juxtaposition between what I like to write and what I think readers will enjoy, too. So far, I’ve guessed mostly right.

What are your hardest scenes to write?

For me, it has to be romantic scenes or interactions. I don’t write sex scenes but every good story has some sort of relationships in them. It doesn’t have to be overt but attraction is part of the human condition and a story without that angle at least somewhere seems empty to me. My wife is my primary beta reader and she tells me when I need a little more interaction and tension between the main character and their primary love interest.

What is the best way you’ve found to market your books?

Building an email list is the number one way I’ve found to consistently market my books to those who’ve identified themselves as my readers. It keeps me connected to them even when I don’t have a book coming out for a few weeks or months. Then when I have something new to send their way, they are ready and waiting for it.

What do you think are the challenges facing new writers?

The challenges faced by new writers are similar to those faced by more established writers, it just a matter of scale. For the new guy (or gal), you are struggling to find and identify with your readers. I remember when I had an email list of five people. I was related to all of them. You have to start somewhere and build on that base with consistent and persistent effort. Small changes, over time, build mountains. The same is true for authors. Try to do something to improve and build on your writing business every day.

What are some things you’ve had to sacrifice in order to write and publish?

I’ve given up a lot of TV time. I don’t watch a lot of narrative TV fiction. I’ll always have the news on in the background while I write. It’s my background buzz, but I don’t watch TV much for the shows that are put out (most of the time).

How often do you read for pleasure? How many books a year do you read?  How fast do you read (words per minute)?

I love to read for pleasure. I try to read a book a week. It keeps me connected to what’s popular out there and what is working for other authors I know. I’m a pretty fast reader so I buzz through books quickly.

Many indie authors live and die by KU (Kindle Unlimited) and the “normalized page read’.  What are your views on KU, Amazon and where do you think KU will head in the future?

Whether or not you are “all-in” for KU or not (or somewhere in between like me) is a straight up business decision. I like to keep from having all my eggs in one basket which is why most of my Urban Fantasy books are available in all the various online ebook stores. For LitRPG books, though, at least half of the readers in the genre are KU readers. This makes it a good business decision to put your book in the KDP Select world for at least the first few 90-day cycles until you’ve satisfied the readers on Amazon.

Authors need to examine what their long-term goals are and not just chase short term money. Amazon could change the terms of service in a heartbeat and drop the KU program. If and when that happens, there will be a lot of unhappy authors who didn’t have a good reason and a plan for their books.

Many writers find editing drafts frustrating.  How do you edit and what is your process?

I like to read aloud to myself or have my computer read the book aloud to me. My ears catch things my eyes never would. It’s a good trick to remember , especially for those who can’t afford expensive editing services when starting out in this business.

What software do you use to write?

I’m an avid Scrivener user for my writing. I use the StoryShop.io tool for planning my books and organizing my characters and settings. When it comes time to edit and compile the final draft into a book, I move to MS Word and Vellum to edit and publish respectively.

Fans often have a preconceived notion of you.  What is one thing your fans would be surprised to learn if they really knew you or spent the whole day by your side?

I think they’d be surprised by my other artistic pursuits, whether it is my music (I play electric bass in a church praise band), or how much I like to cook and prepare food. Each of them is an outlet for my complex creative drive.

What did it feel like to publish your first book?

I felt like I’d accomplished a lot and was simultaneously proud and nervous about the reader reactions.

What are some of the difficulties of writing characters of the opposite sex?

You have to put yourself in the head of the characters you’re writing. This includes members of the opposite sex. I think it’s really helped me that I’ve learned a lot by observing my two daughters growing up in our household. They’ve taught me how women react differently to the same situation than a man would. I don’t always get it right but that’s where my wife (my #1 fan and beta reader) comes in. She sets me straight when my female characters say something out of line with who they are.

And finally, if they turned your life into a movie, who would you want to play you? Why?

My life as a movie, wow! I think I would like John Cusak to play me in the movie of my life. I’ve always identified with him and his movies growing up and I think he’d be able to get inside my head and understand my motivations and drive in life.

My notes:  Jamie, thank you for taking the time to do the “20 Questions.”  You and Chris did an outstanding job on Accidental Thief.  A lot of respect goes out to you and all nurses, first responders, law enforcement and firefighters who put their safety at risk and often putting their own lives on the line, trying to help others.

You can check Jamie Davis out on his website: http://jamiedavisbooks.com

His latest book co-written by his talented son Chris Davis is on Amazon here.  Accidental Thief

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New LitRPG Reviews from Ramon Mejia

The hardest  working guy in #LitRPG, Ramon Mejia reviews

Shaman’s Revenge (The Way of the Shaman Book 6) (09:20)
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Earth’s Gambit (The Gam3 Book 2) (16:16)
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Fistin’ the Furious (Caverns and Creatures) (21:07)
http://amzn.to/2wp1iwJ

Epsilon Shadow Gate: A Litrpg Novel (22:38)
http://amzn.to/2w308XA

The Kingdom Stone: A LitRPG Series (Royaume Cycle Book 1) (25:47)
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Unlikely Heroes: A LitRPG Science-Fiction Adventure (31:26)
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Accidental Thief: A LitRPG Accidental Traveler Adventure (37:52)
http://amzn.to/2woKqWRRamon Mejia #LitRPG Podcast

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Unexplored – Rise of the Crimson Kingdom: A LitRPG Adventure# by Alara Branwen

Unexplored by Alara Branwen
Unexplored: Rise of the Crimson Kingdom

eBook Title:  Unexplored | Author: Alara Branwen | Genre: #LitRPG | Kindle Unlimited |
Catagories: Science fiction & Fantasy Gamine; TV, Movie, Video Game Adaptations; Role Playing & Fantasy

Publication Date: 23 AUG 2017

Author Catalog

Author Bio: Alara Branwen is your typical college student by day, but by night she is a crafter of sexy, hot, sensuous, “monster” fantasy erotic fiction. All of her stories are based on her own desires, or from personal experiences.

When she isn’t writing erotic fiction or listening to her professors drone on about boring subjects, she likes to spend her time watching the sun setting over the ocean, playing with her pets, spending time with her friends, and constantly searching for inspiration in everyday life.

If you have any questions, comments, suggestions, ideas for the kinds of stories you’d like to see her write, or just have something you want to share about erotica, feel free to email her at sexyalara11@gmail.com, she’ll be happy to hear from you.

You can also follow her blog for the latest news and developments in her writing and personal live at alarabranwen.blogspot.com

Blurb:

Paul had waited months to play Unexplored, the latest fantasy VRMMORPG boasting a realistic feel, exciting combat, and the opportunity to experience sensual pleasure. Even an extremely nervous and socially awkward guy like himself could live an exciting life. Unexplored was everything he could have dreamed. What he didn’t expect, however, was joining a player guild led by a cunning megalomaniac who dealt in secrets and seemed intent on world domination.

As the elf Estelar, Paul helped lead the guild to greatness, meeting new and interesting friends along the way. In return, he was rewarded with all the food, ale, women, and gold he could ever want. Life is awesome, until he meets a down-on-her-luck dwarf named Fonwilsia during a caravan raid which leads him to question himself and his role so far in the game.

Wealth, power, and all their benefits were his to enjoy as a member of the Crimson Warriors. The only question was, how far was he willing to go to keep it?

Warning: This book contains erotic content. Reader discretion is advised.

Source: Unexplored – Rise of the Crimson Kingdom: A LitRPG Adventure (Book 0 Unexplored Cycle) – Kindle edition by Alara Branwen. Humor & Entertainment Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.

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Smashwords, libraries, and the [new] culture of authorship | N S R

Libraries have traditionally promoted a culture of learning and a culture of books. Now they have the opportunity to promote a culture of authorship. — Mark Coker, founder of Smashwords In our time…

Source: Smashwords, libraries, and the [new] culture of authorship | N S R

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The Ultimate Urban Fantasy Giveaway

Click the link at the bottom for this ultimate Urban Fantasy Giveaway!  20 signed books and a Kindle Fire.

Do you love books? How about Urban Fantasy books?

How about awesome Urban Fantasy books, autographed by the authors?

Well, if you love the sound of that, then I have the giveaway for you. Kevin J. Anderson, James A. Hunter, Joseph Nassise, Pippa DaCosta, Peter Meredith, R.R. Virdi, Domino Finn, Michael-Scott Earle, J.A. Pitts, and Eden Hudson have all teamed up to put together the Mother-of-All Urban Fantasy giveaways! One lucky winner will receive an enormous crate filled with 20 signed novels worth over $400, plus a brand new Kindle Fire to sweeten the pot.

Yep, 20 signed books, full of magic, monsters, mayhem and all kinds of Urban Fantasy goodness. And all you have to do to win is enter below!

Source: The Ultimate Urban Fantasy Giveaway

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Accidental Thief: A LitRPG Accidental Traveler Adventure eBook: Jamie Davis, C.J. Davis: 

332 pages | Kindle Unlimited | Published 20 Aug 2017

A Nowhere Job, A Bootleg Game, and Luck Turned Upside Down

Hal Dix was stuck in an unlucky life. His wife’s a successful engineering executive while his job as an IT help desk assistant manager was leading nowhere. Even his daughter’s daycare teacher thought he was a loser. He couldn’t catch a break.

A strange old woman sells Hal a bootleg early release of the highly anticipated Fantasma game at a flea market. It is just what he wished for and he can’t wait to play it during his long weekend home alone. His luck has finally turned around, right?

Hal should be careful what he wishes for.

Wisked away into the game he only wanted to play for a weekend, Hal enters a world desperate for a hero.

Is Hal Dix that hero?

Join the adventure in this first book of an epic LitRPG fantasy trilogy. Play along with Hal and his new friends in Fantasma, as he becomes an Accidental Thief, and perhaps, a mythical hero of prophecy. Click to buy Accidental Thief now.

Source: Amazon.com: Accidental Thief: A LitRPG Accidental Traveler Adventure eBook: Jamie Davis, C.J. Davis: Books

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Hero of Naught eBook: Jeffrey “Falcon” Logue

Link at bottom.  227 pages.  4.5 Stars.  Kindle Unlimited

The future is here. A century after the human-A.I. wars, the two races have settles together in a country of peace. From their mutual cooperation, science has exploded once again into a revolution of new ideas. At the forefront is the newest and most advanced game to ever exist, Everlife.
Plat was a senior in the academy when he first began his adventures into the game world. After years of suffering from his betters, he now had a chance to shine in a world where everyone was equal. Unless, his troubles follows him into the world. And Everlife isn’t just what it was advertised to be. Will Plat survive in both the real world and the game world as he struggles against his oppressors? Or will he fall into corruption and take back what is owed him?

Source: Amazon.com: Hero of Naught eBook: Jeffrey “Falcon” Logue: Books

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20 Questions with Author Angel Ramon

We talk with Amazon Best Selling author Angel Ramon.  Ramon’s short story got up to #1 on Amazon’s list a few days ago.  Check out the links at the bottom for Ramon’s work.

Twenty questions with Angel Ramon.  Author of “Angel’s Nightmare Adventure” and “The Thousand Years War” (3 Book Series). 

If you could go back in time and tell your younger writing self-one thing, what would it be?

I would have told myself to finish The Thousand Years War series then instead of waiting until I was much older. Also I would had told myself that being in the in-crowd wasn’t all that and while I had fun, I also lost an opportunity to be published much earlier.

How did you spend the first bit of money you earned as a published author?

To be honest I spent the money on improving my covers and building my website for my author platform.

How many unfinished or unpublished books do you have?

Right now I have a work in progress, which will be a LitRPG novel. I have a bunch of ideas for future works, at least 10, lol.

What is your writing process? Or, how many hours a day do you write?

I like to listen to music while I’m writing. The music usually fits the tone of what I’m writing to get the creative juices flowing quicker. I tend to write for at least 6-8 hours a day when I’m not marketing or blogging.

What was your favorite childhood book(s)? Why?

During my childhood, I was a huge R.L. Stine fan and loved the Goosebumps series. The reason was, I was a horror fan and I loved the many twists and turns R.L. Stine wrote. This was part of my inspiration to become a writer and this was my source of horror entertainment before Resident Evil became famous.

On average, how long does it take you to write a book? (First draft, rewrites, edits to finally publishing)

Usually it takes me 4-6 months to get a book done, sometimes a little less time if I’m really into the story and if I’m not as busy trying to get new fans or sales. You know how that turns out, lol.

We all get bad reviews sometimes when we publish.  How do you deal with bad reviews?

That we do my friend. I look at them and see if there is any merit behind them. I found they have made me a better writer as I been able to spot more mistakes and improve my craft correctly rather than trying to be defensive and possibly cheating myself out of a learning experience.

How would you describe your average reader?  Or, do you even have a particular kind of person in mind when you write?

My kind of reader would be a geek like me who loves action and adrenaline pumped scenes. One that would be on the edge of their seat most of the time with only a few scenes to really let their guard down. Basically when you read my books, expect a twist at all times and not everything will have a definitive answer.

What are your hardest scenes to write?

The hardest scenes would be the emotional scenes as in my action-oriented books they are few and far between. So I try to make these scenes really stand out and have them explain the story or at least the character relationships better.

What is the best way you’ve found to market your books?

I notice the best ways have been through Facebook Groups such as the LitRPG Rebels and all the other LitRPG societies. Also for my horror books there are horror groups as well. YouTube podcast have also helped. However, what has helped me is that when I market or promote myself I put my personality and people can see that I’m really into what I write and that I believe in what I write.

What do you think are the challenges facing new writers? 

For me the biggest thing is obscurity and vanity publishers looking to try to make a quick buck from these unsuspecting new writers. Of course the biggest challenge for new writers is to gain readership for their books and making a name for themselves.

What are some things you’ve had to sacrifice in order to write and publish?

The biggest thing is time and lots of it. I’m not able to do as much with my family and pleasurable things as I’m trying to meet my self-made deadlines. I do suffer plently of sleepless nights especially while publishing and making my work ready for the public.

How often do you read for pleasure? How many books a year do you read? How fast do you read (words per minute)?

I try to read on the weekends as during the week I tend to be busy with my work(s) in progress. I’m a bit of a slow reader, unless the book is really good and catches my attention. I usually read 1-3 books a month on average.

Many indie authors live and die by KU (Kindle Unlimited) and the “normalized page read”.  What are your views on KU, Amazon and where do you think KU will head in the future?

This is a tough question because I do make a good amount on Kindle Unlimited. This month and last month have been great months for me on KU page reads. So I have to say that I do live on KU and it helps with my sales as many readers in my groups use KU to read books. What I will say is that the latest KU scam with clickfarms has ruined the KU system to a degree. I will say this; I will be using Kindle Unlimited for the long haul. However, I see more scammers begin to pop up and the global fund begins to decrease even further then I will possibly have to get out of Kindle Unlimited and maybe go wide. Amazon really needs to fix the “broken” KU system so that unethical authors will stop gaming the system or at least have a better idea who is doing so. For now the future of KU is uncertain in my view.

Many writers find editing drafts as frustrating.  How do you edit and what is your process?

I do 3-5 edits with the first one being plot holes, second being the second go around, then the third and following ones will be to spot typos, grammar issues, and sentence structure.

What software do you use to write?

For me I use good ole Microsoft Word to write my books.

Fans often have a preconceived notion of you.  What is one thing your fans would be surprised to learn if they really knew you or spent the whole day by your side?

They would be surprised to find out that there was a part of my life where I was all screwed up and where I was an actual alcoholic. I almost lost my girlfriend, friends, and my parent’s respect, heck even my job was in jeopardy. I almost screwed up my life until my girlfriend convinced me that I was acting like a total douchebag and she was tired of my bad attitude when I drank. Not to mention that my drinking wasn’t only on weekends, it would even take place during the week as well. She convinced me to start writing again as she liked poetry, from that point on I went back to writing.

What did it feel like to publish your first book?

It was the greatest feeling in the world. All my friends were happy for me, I finally achieved what I wanted back in junior high, and I found out that I could do it. From that point on I continued going.

What are some of the difficulties of writing characters of the opposite sex?

I actually don’t have much trouble writing about the opposite sex, as for me I believe that both genders are capable of doing anything.

If they turned your life into a movie, who would you want to play you? Why?

That would be a tough decision. However, I would say Tom Cruise because he is one of my favorite actors and he’s always played in some great movies such as Minority Report, Mission Impossible, and The War of the Worlds.

Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B01FNLAJL0

Facebook Pages:

The Thousand Years War: https://www.facebook.com/thousandyearswar/

Framed: https://www.facebook.com/thousandyearswarframed/

The Janus Series: https://www.facebook.com/janusseries/

The Hybrid Nation: https://www.facebook.com/hybridnationrevolution/

Twitter: @puertorico05971

Website: https://www.hybridnationrevolution.com/angel-ramon-medina

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/angel-medina-94494a120/

Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+AngelRamon05

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/AngelRamonMedina

 

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