I love the world I created in Tiger Born and the potential for further stories. I was naive enough to think it would sell well. Unfortunately, this book, which I consider some of my best writing, is not selling as well as I’d hoped. Unless I see more interest, I will be focusing on other projects. I have many ideas I wish to write which have greater potential to sell. Like any publisher, I need to focus on what pays the bills. For the next couple of years, you will not see any sequels to this book. Perhaps in a couple of years, I’ll be ready, but right now, the story isn’t even coming, so there’s a big problem.
The tough part of this book is getting it “out there”. Blog reviewers haven’t shown any interest in reviewing it. On the other hand, it has great ratings on BN.com and Apple. I am trying to get it free at Amazon, but it’s taking forever to get them to price match. It’s discouraging me from wanting to write another book right now, so I’m going to focus on the kinds of books that tend to sell well. I have too many ideas to count, and I really love exploring a new world in all its potential, so I’m going to be doing that, along with continuing my series that are selling.
Tiger Born stands alone, as it was meant to do. It can be one book or it can be turned into a series. Maybe it will find its feet, or maybe it never will. In either case, writing a sequel would take six months of my life, and I can’t afford to take the risk right now. I would at some point like to continue the story threads hinted at the end of Tiger Born, but it will be some time, unless something goes off inside me and I can’t not write the next book or, for some reason, it gains traction.
To say that I’m disappointed is an understatement. It’s very disheartening to see one of your favorite works not find its audience. I know it’s out there, but reaching them is proving difficult. If you liked this book, blog about it, share it, link to it.
Until I see something happen with TB, this project is shelved.