And Away We Go!

Sleeper Protocol - Hi-Res-Final copy

This week is undoubtedly one of my biggest weeks as a writer. When Sleeper Protocol released, I thought that would be the biggest push for my sales and the growth of my readership. Not long after the ebook version was released, Publisher’s Weekly reviewed the novel positively and I saw another nice bump in sales. People began talking about the book on Goodreads and Amazon reviews showed people really liked what they read. Instead of spiking at release and dropping off, Sleeper Protocol has sold steadily since January. Granted, we’re not talking hundreds of sales but people have picked up the book to the tune of 1-2 copies per week since release. That’s not too bad. As part of the ongoing marketing, Red Adept Publishing submits their books to BookBub (a very large promotional email service for ebooks) and Sleeper Protocol was chosen for a promotion that will run on June 17th – this Friday.

As a result of this promotion, Red Adept Publishing has lowered the price of the ebook for Sleeper Protocol to $0.99 worldwide. This sale will run through June 18th. BookBub will potentially reach tens of thousands of readers on the day of the promotion. This is significant for sales, yes, but more for gaining readers and fans. As a writer, this is something like a dream come true.

The ebook is available at the following links:


Barnes and Noble (Nook)



Continuing our theme, I’ve been invited to attend Denver Comic Con as a guest of WordFire Press at Booth 287 from Friday to Sunday. This is my first time as a guest at a major convention. I am so excited! As a program participant, I’ll be on three writing panels over the course of the weekend. At the WordFire Press booth, I’ll have copies of both Sleeper Protocol and Runs In The Family as well as a special gift for fans. I hope you’ll come see me there along with some amazing authors including Terry Brooks, Aaron Michael Ritchey, Jason Henderson, Sarah A. Hoyt, and more. I’m looking forward to seeing old friends and making new ones this weekend. We’re going to have a great time!

So, this is a big week. I have lots of things to do – so let’s get started. Check back here on Wednesday for daily updates on the sale and my experiences at Denver Comic Con.  Follow me on Twitter @TheWriterIke to see my photos and updates from Denver.  See you there!

Denver Comic Con!


This weekend, I’ll be attending Denver Comic Con!  Drop by and see me for a free gift!  And with Sleeper Protocol on sale worldwide starting Wednesday – show me proof of download on your phone or e-reader and we’ll give you a sweet deal on a print copy of the book!

May Update

It’s been a month since I last posted, and for that I apologize.  I’ve been a little busy.  Let me tell you about it:

So, after an amazing Pikes Peak Writers Conference, I had a break of about seven days before I participated in the Pikes Peak Library District’s Tenth Annual Mountain of Authors Event.  We had a blast at the event by meeting readers and selling a few books.  I got to hang out with the hilarious F.P. Dorchak and see too many friends to count.

On May 7th, I participated in a roundtable discussion and book signing with New York Times bestselling authors Kevin J. Anderson and Rebecca Moesta and a host of authors including Mario Acevedo, Quincy J. Allen, Sam Knight, Jason Henderson, and Chris Mandeville.

The big news for the month of May (so far) is that I met a huge professional goal and achieved Active membership in the Science Fiction Writers of America. Oh, and I just completed the second draft of the sequel for Sleeper Protocol.

One more thing – I contracted the prequel to Runs In The Family with Strigidae Publishing. We’re shooting for editing to begin this summer!  Stay tuned!