WOW! What a way to start 2013!
Amazon offered Yesterday’s Gone: Season One as a Kindle Daily Deal on January 1, and the book rocketed up the charts!
But could we beat Stephen King’s 11/22/63?
Around noon, I figured we had no shot since King’s latest opus was selling for only $3.99! A bargain because mainstream books typically sell for significantly more.
By early evening though, Yesterday’s Gone: Season One hit the top spot for horror and sci-fi on Amazon!
This was a great way to kick off 2013, and a tremendous way to close out our year of weekly releases which began last January.
LOOKING BACK ON 2012
Sean and I started 2012 with one goal — to become “Kings of the Serial.”
We knew the only way to make it to the point where we could write fiction full-time was to do what our favorite TV channels do — deliver strong, character-driven serialized fiction every week!
We wanted to be the HBO, AMC, or Showtime of the Kindle Generation.
HBO, AMC, and Showtime made Sundays the night for superply scripted TV drama. We went with Tuesdays, writing almost non-stop to deliver our killer cliffhangers to you, every week without fail.
Thanks to an awesome core group of readers who get what we’re doing (with similar tastes in serialized fiction), we’ve been fortunate enough to keep doing what we love most — writing.
2012 saw Seasons Two and Three of Yesterday’s Gone, and first seasons of WhiteSpace and ForNevermore. In early fall, Amazon’s 47North invited us to be part of Amazon Publishing’s new Kindle Serials program by signing us for two serials: Z 2134 and Monstrous.
Thank you again for helping us write full-time for a living. While we rarely leave the house, and Sean now has so little color you can barely tell he has Mexican blood, we’ve never been happier.
We hit 2012 hard and fast, without much of a plan. That meant we were often writing with scant time before publication. Writing too fast, and with a bare-cupboard budget, meant we had way more typos than we would’ve liked.
This year, we’re going to slow things down a bit.
We’re still planning a weekly release schedule, but are taking January off.
Well, sort of. We’re still writing non-stop…
But we’re not releasing anything new until the first Tuesday in February, except for the three remaining episodes of Monstrous which will be published by 47North on January 8, January 22, and February 5.
The goal is to have a bit more time to write our serials and give our editors more time to edit, making for a better reading experience for all.
On February 5, we’ll be back, kicking off Available Darkness: Season Two with Episode 7, which will run for six weeks.
After AD, we’ll be returning for the long-awaited follow-up seasons for both WhiteSpace and ForNevermore.
And early this summer, we’ll be following up with the fourth season of Yesterday’s Gone.
And if that isn’t enough, we’re also planning second seasons for Monstrous and Z 2134, plus, of course, more Dark Crossings shorts.
As you can see, our 2013 is shaping up to be as busy as 2012! We look forward to paving new roads, exploring new worlds, and crafting fresh characters to share with you this year!
Thank you for reading,
David Wright and Sean Platt