Friday, October 14, 2011

My first sales news update!

Great news from Australia! My editor revealed to me in a phonecall today that COVENANT is selling at a tremendous rate - some 3,000 copies gone already. More importantly, the rate of sale is not tailing off ( at least not yet ) which is incredibly promising. COVENANT, I am reliably informed, is currently the best-selling debut novel in the country.

It's great news to hear, and bodes well for the novel's future releases in both the United States ( October 18th ) and the UK ( November 10th ). Can't wait to see how it performs in those markets, especially when the promotional campaigns kick off!

In other news, my second novel, ELIXIR, is entering its final phase, with edits nearing completion. Apparently, I have only minor changes to make to the MS before it goes to print, which is nice to know. Cover art is just around the corner, as is the possibility of a title change, to IMMORTAL. Any thoughts, anyone, on which seems like the best title...? Bearing in mind that it needs to have the greatest impact, and immediately reveal something of the novel's content?

11 comments:

Paul Grzegorzek said...

Really stoked for you mate, that's awesome news! Let's hope the sales keep on going. Still counting down the days until the UK release...

Paul Grzegorzek said...

Oh, and i favour Elixir, Immortal sounds a little too Highlander, but they're both good. Of course, can't really make an informed decision without knowing something of the content, but i think both give the general idea.

Kate said...

That's brilliant news! Definately worthy of a little celebration!

Dean Crawford said...

Cheers Paul - there's a bit of debate over the title at my publishers. We've all been pouring over dictionaries etc, trying to find something between the two, but to no avail yet...

Thanks Kate - I may just sip a shandy or two tonight to celebrate.... :o)

Paul Grzegorzek said...

Have you considered the latin for Immortal? It's only Immortalis, but it's not immortal (or elixir), and still conveys the idea with a hint of mystery and a frisson of, uh, stuff...

Dean Crawford said...

That's not a bad idea Paul. I'll mention it to my publisher next week as they're sending cover-art over. Cheers!

Matt Hilton said...

Eternal?

Dean Crawford said...

Another good title idea, Matt! Will put it forward also.

Dean Owen said...

Still like Elixir, Dean.

CJ said...

You have a huge fan here in the States, Dean. Your book 'Covenant' was superb. Classic writing style, very coherent and logically written, and the science was spot on. Very well done! I see great things for you in the future if you stick to your style and quit hurting yourself!
As for a name for the new book, I would put forth maybe 'Fountain', as I asume the book maybe about an immortality drug or something along that line (as you've hinted with the suto-titles 'elixer' and 'immortal'. But in the end, it is entirely up to you.

Dean Crawford said...

Thanks for your kind comments CJ! Really glad you enjoyed Covenant, and you're right about subject matter for the next book in the series.

Dean: me too mate, can't think of anything that fits better myself, but what the publisher says goes really so will have to see what they think of all these options...