Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Rohini Singh Publishes an Amazon #1 Hot New Release

As 2014 draws to a close, I look back to tally up the year's accomplishments and do some personal reckoning. One of the goals I set for myself was this: edit a bestselling or #1-rated book. So how did I do? Very well.

In July, my goal was accomplished by first-time author Allen G. Bagby's Blood & Soul, a truly epic fantasy about mutiny within a royal family during a demonic apocalypse—among other things. In July, Bagby single-handedly catapulted his novel into a #1 Bestseller spot on Amazon, snagging the #1 spot in metaphysical and visionary, #2 in sword and sorcery, #2 in epic, #2 in coming of age, and #27 in women's adventure along the way. Needless to say, I was proud of Allen for his accomplishments and relieved to be able to cross one of my only goals off the year's list. But, as fate would have it, there was more good news in store.

Just this last weekend, another debuting author, Rohini Singh, placed her new book — The Time Manipulator's Son — on Amazon's #1 Hot New Release list. Rohini is the most recently published SOOP author. (If you haven't heard of them, I encourage you to check out their unique author-driven publishing model, which offers a revolutionary fusion between traditional publishing and self-publishing.)

Rohini is the very first published female science-fiction author from the island of Trinidad. Her story is a charming, exciting tale about three boys struggling to find their identities amidst family troubles and mysterious occurrences.

Here's what Rohini's latest email has to say about The Time Manipulator's Son:
Let this book introduce you to a brand new world in a distant galaxy, where the sky is a different color each day of the week, and where species such as biclopses, flykinds, steamhounds, blockheads, and earthlings (including Trinidadians) all coexist under two and a half moons. The book tackles the sensitive and ever-important subjects of bullying and diversity as it follows three young boys struggling to find their roles in a confusing world. In the spirit of its message of equality, The Time Manipulator’s Son‘s was published on December 10 — exactly 66 years after the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights!
To pick a quote from the Journal Sentinel’s coverage of the book’s publication: “The book, which was dubbed a ‘delightfully original blend of sci-fi, fantasy, and Caribbean cultural flavor’ by early reviewer Rionne Boyke, will hit Amazon’s virtual shelves with some wind at its back, thanks to a number of early positive reviews. Acclaimed journalist and novelist Debra Pickett wrote that the story, which takes place on a planet boasting a wide range of alien species living together, ‘manages to be both kid-friendly and a thoughtful examination of cultural diversity.’ Cartoonist and children’s author Ray Friesen called the book ‘a true modern fairy tale’ that evoked different elements of The Wizard of Oz, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Dr. Who.”
Okay, maybe that was more than one quote, but we just can’t hold back our excitement! Order your copy today, and don’t forget to add a second copy to your cart to give the gift of adventure to a loved one!
I loved working on this book, and I'm stoked to hear about Rohini's success. These two authors helped me accomplish my goals, and I couldn't be happier to see them thrive.

You can order either of their books on Amazon (and please do!) by following these links:

The Time Manipulator's Son by Rohini Singh 

Blood & Soul by Allen G. Bagby

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