I got a surprise today, and it wasn't the ice storm that hit our area. I wasn't expecting a lot of sales for my third Yarn Genie Mystery novel, "Murder at Yarn Mansion," until the book's official launch June 2, but the book started rising up in the Amazon rankings almost immediately. Even more surprising is that when I checked the status of the first two novels, "Knitting Up a Murder," and "Hooked Into Murder," I saw their rankings rising correspondingly.
The take away from this: If you want your first novel in a series to be noticed and read, write another book and keep moving forward with your writing until you get to where you want to go.
To keep myself moving forward, I've already started novel number four.
-Celeste Bennett, author of Yarn Genie Mysteries