A #1 Best Seller

With the advent of Amazon, there are lots of opportunities to have a legit #1 best seller by virtue of their categories. That doesn’t translate to it’s easy though! In fact, the idea of having that orange flag by the side of one of my books saying “best seller” was something I had long given up on ever happening to me. On the other hand, one keeps trying right?

Well, this weekend, a little dream was fulfilled and one of my books did get that sought after banner and the tag ‘Best Seller’. Not just in one category but two! It didn’t last long – a few hours – but it is still a milestone achieved and ticked off the list. It felt good and the book has been hovering in the top 10 for over a month and there is still the chance it will hit the top spot again.

The book was My Haunted Life Too.

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So there you have it. #1 for a time….

Of course, achieving an objective always leads to wanting to top that with something else. So now, I want to be #1 on Amazon.com in a category and I would like to be #1 in the Occult category. I would like to sell more than 500 copies of a book in a month too.

Tall orders? Possibly but motivation is a good thing.

Finally, we never achieve something on our own in life as we always need the support of people around us so here are some well deserved thanks;

Nick Wale – my book publicist who never gives up and is always positive and full of ideas…. a genius!

Lori Wale – An editor who gently edited the book for me.

Also my fellow writers who constantly encourage me to keep going and to have belief and faith…

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US Blues

Here is a funny and strange thing. While my Haunted Life books sit in the Amazon supernatural charts in the UK and around 5-10 books a day are consumed (thanks so much!), the US has deserted me. Its bizarre because I spent 20 years there and have more friends and contacts there than anywhere else……Hell, my three sons still live there! It’s also a large market and one that I need to crack to make progress.

Take for example, January to date. UK – book sales in three figures (that in of itself is a first!) whereas in the USA just 35 sales…….

I have the US blues…

Any ideas fellow authors, scribblers and dreamers as to how to get the great US public to buy my books?

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My Haunted Life 3 Now Out!

Brno, Czech Republic, January 23rd. My Haunted Life 3, the final installment in the hit My Haunted Life trilogy of scary but true tales of the paranormal is released today on Kindle. Published by William Collins Publishing, London, My Haunted Life 3 is the final collection of creepy short stories in the popular series.

My Haunted Life 3 includes short stories about ghosts, orbs, strange coincidences and graveyard terror and is released while My Haunted Life Too remains a top 20 Kindle book in the supernatural category on Amazon.co.uk. The original My Haunted Life also still features in the best selling supernatural list on Amazon.

All three books in the series are exclusively available on all Amazon sites in Kindle format.

About G. Michael Vasey
G. Michael Vasey is a Yorkshire man and rabid Tigers fan that has spent most of his adult life lost deep in Texas and more lately, in the Czech Republic. While lucky enough to write for a living as a leading analyst in the commodity trading and risk management industry, he surreptitiously writes strange poems and equally strange books and stories on the topics of metaphysics, the occult and the paranormal on the side, hoping that one-day, someone might actually buy them.

After growing up experiencing ghosts, poltergeist and other strange and scary experiences, he developed an interest in magic and the esoteric. These days he fancies himself as a bit of a mystic and a magician to boot. Most of his inspiration for his scribbling comes from either meditation or occasionally, very loud heavy metal music.

He has appeared on radio shows such as Everyday Connection and X Radio with Rob McConnell to tell strange and scary stories. He has also been featured in Chat – Its Fate magazine and interviewed by Ghost Village and Novel Ideas amongst others.

He blogs addictively at garymvasey.com and he tweets micro thoughts at @gmvasey. He also reviews a lot of very weird books at strangebookreviews.com.

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