So yeah, I finally managed to get off my dead ass and start publishing work again. This past Sunday (June 29) marked the release of Affiliate Marketing Academy, my first book of any format since The Devil's in the Details, the 2008 collection of work from the Free Rein Media blog I co-wrote with Darrell Mays.
While we've been working on getting some business-related eBooks out through Free Rein Media for quite a while, there were various other circumstances, in addition to my dead ass, that complicated the situation. As you can tell, that is apparently no longer the case.
The real world, as it relates to work, was a pure bitch this week around, kind of like one of those nadsmashing credit card molesters on a Real Housewives show. And it really shouldn't have been. Due to scheduling and other commitments, I was coming off a four-day weekend coming into the long Independence Day weekend. As one could imagine, a three-day work week sandwiched between seven days off is a welcome break from the grind, even if the pittance I call a paycheck is going to feel it in the morning.
That was not to be the case, however. Ran into a bit of difficulty with an unfortunate bit of power tripping from one person at my location, and a bit of impending fuckery on the horizon, as a result of another person apparently being bullet-proof, at least in relation to his job. It would be nice if my district manager would gain the hair required to make a move and fire this joker, but the results of the past three weeks says don't put money on it anytime soon.
So having had what felt like a full week of bullshit compacted into two and a half days, I was coming into the holiday weekend with nother expectations than to have a full glass and a full bowl until Monday morning, then try this shit again and see how it pans out. Taking a break from my next business eBook (details coming soon), I decided to check out the sales page for Affiliate Marketing Academy, see how things were going. The #38 (Business & Money > Marketing & Sales > Marketing > Research) and #64 (Business & Money > Entrepreneurship & Small Business > Marketing) were a pleasant surprise, and just the thing I needed.
Don't get me wrong. I know that #38 and #64, especially in genre rankings, are not smash hits, especially since I debuted in the #152,000 in the overall Kindle Store chart, but it does make Affiliate Marketing Academy my first official charting bestseller in any format, so I'm going to enjoy the ride, nonetheless.
As was mentioned on Free Rein Media's Blog! yesterday, I am in the process of readying several more projects for publication, including Knuckle Deep, the first collection from DasUberBlog!, three separate novels (working titles only), and more business content, including an eBook on Niche Marketing that I should have wrapped up and ready to go by the end of the holiday weekend. Been going through one or two day stretches as of late without getting anything down on paper, and I've been soldiering through the business material, so the fiction work has stalled, not to mention the blog work as of late, but it's feeling great to be getting shit done, kicking ass and taking names, and takin' care of business as of late. That alone makes up for a lot of shit along the way, three-day work week or not.
Winner, The Blogitzer
(Best Overall Writing), 2011 Blogger's Choice Awards