Hello and welcome to the fourth and final part of my AMA answers. This time I'll be taking questions from Fang, who I feel sorry for because he had to wait so long to get his questions answered. Well here they are.
1. In Immortal Space, who is your self-insert character?
Trent, obvs. He is exactly how I would be if I found myself immortal one day. A massive collection of everything from the past, triple backed up for security purposes. I've actually considered buying a second Dreamcast just in case my first one breaks. I'm not kidding.
2. Book sale expectations vs reality?
I'm very realist. Every time someone asks me if I've sold my books I generally respond with doubt. It's doing surprisingly well though. I think I've sold about ten copies which isn't bad given I've had almost zero advertising and have very few friends I can make buy it. I would like to sell about a hundred, I'd kill to sell a thousand, but I expect to sell about as much as I have unless I can put money into advertising. Which I can't at the minute.
effective do you feel your blog is as a marketing tool? How often do
you get followers from outside your existing circle of blog contacts?
The blog is nowhere as effective as it could be. I've made a few sales from here though so I can't say it's definitely pointless. It's helped to post here about Immortal Space. I've also sold a few copies through other means. I rarely get new followers anymore and it's been a long time since I got a comment from someone I didn't recognise. I really need to work on expanding my blog audience, which in turn will help expand my book reading audience.
4. Immortal Space 2: Undead Reborn when?
I'm not sure. I have one very basic idea. If I can get more ideas and build on it then I can make a sequel. Not to give the ending away but I definitely left the room open for a sequel and left enough behind to make a sequel. But if there isn't one mayhap you'll be the only one annoyed. It really is a case of "If I can think it, I can make it."
Also I may use that title. If I do I may not be able to credit you. Hope you understand.