The good folks at Apple iBooks have selected The Book of Deacon as the Book of the Week
As even the previous post on this site suggests, the people at Apple have been great friends to the indie author community in general, and myself in particular. They are a great group of people who take a very real interest in the enjoyment of customers and the advancement of authors like me who do our best to give those customers something to enjoy.
Well, they’ve done it again. Users of iBooks in Australia and New Zealand are opening iTunes and iBooks today to find my very first book, The Book of Deacon, sitting proudly at the top of the page, their selection for book of the week! Knowing I’m not in either of those regions, the promotion organizers were kind enough to share some screen shots of the promo. Check them out!
Can you believe it!? I’d really love to say I’ve got some sage and profound words to share on the subject, but right now the only words that are coming to mind are “astounded,” “flabbergasted,” and “floored.” Seriously. To know that folks at this massively successful company have repeatedly given me their trust and support is a huge boost to my confidence. It’s also a little nerve wracking, because now that they’ve put their trust in my writing, it’s time to hold up my end of the bargain. My book has got to capture the imaginations of readers and prove to iBooks and Apple that their trust in me was well placed. Myranda and the Chosen have gotten me this far, so I’ll just have to believe that they’re up to the task!
If you are an iBooks reader who discovered me as a result of this promotion, welcome! I thank you for taking a chance on me, and I hope to continue to have stories and characters to share with you for years to come. And if you are reading this because you’ve been a fan of mine for years, thank you! It is because of you that I’ve been able to come this far. I owe you everything,
Thanks for reading!