reply to post by OtherSideOfTheCoin
Thanks for the feedback!
I'm not sure how pounds translates into dollars, but that is really strange if it's costing more in the UK than what I have it for here. On Amazon
right now, for example it is $3.82 and the new Dan Brown is $14.99, so almost 4x as much. I tried to make it 'cheap' in comparison to other books,
but not so cheap that some would think it wasn't worth it. (I don't know if that is the right way to approach it, but I know when I am looking for a
book to read and I see one that costs only .99, I think it must not be very good.
) So I don't know if the price is being marked up in foreign
markets...but I don't know why it would?? Sorry about that!!
As to the Vitamin C, that is a culture thing. Here in the states, if I were say a gram...most people wouldn't know what I meant and think I got it
wrong. I know a gram equates to 1,000 only because I have worked in the medical field. Well, I guess drug dealers here would know also, but otherwise
we always refer to over the counter vitamins that way. A really popular thing right now here is something Emergency-C. Advertised on the front as
1,000 miligrams. I know, we Americans are strange!
I sometimes felt the book was moving too fast for my liking too. I am a big King and Koontz fan, and those authors really like to build things up vs
rush. However, as you rightly noted, I was writing to the intended audience. In all my research, the suggested word count is 40,000-80,000, with the
first book recomended being on the shorter side, so I was trying to keep it around 60,000. It's a big storyline though, with a bunch of info so I do
hope it wasn't too rushed. I plan on the sequel being longer and spending more time on the backstory in the next one.
I'm glad that you liked the first person perspective. It was the first time I did a longer length story using it, I find it a challenge not to drop
out of it and go to third person...had to catch myself a first time. I think it makes for a more intimate story though and really felt comfortable
with it after a short time. It seems that most of the popular young adult story are in first person right now, which is why I did it.
Thanks again for the honest feedback! I hadn't even thought of the different perspectives from people in other countries, that is very interesting!
I am rather sheltered in that I haven't been anywhere else other than Canada. Sorry about the price..
Okay...I just did a simple search for converting dollars to pounds. That is WAY off!! It should only be 3.2 pounds. I will write my distributor and
ask what the heck is going on, there is no way it should be that much!! Thank you for letting me know!!