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David R. Beshears

David R. Beshears

Award-winning author and screenwriter of science fiction, fantasy and adventure.

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Sisters in Space - complete series edition

May 23, 2016

I finished putting the seven SIS episodes together into an omnibus volume, all wrapped up in a cool book cover. The collection is out now in ebook and print. Links to it are here on my author page, and there’s a Sisters in Space book page over on greybeard.

I continue to work on the radioplay adaptation scripts. Sorry, no target date yet on when we might start production on the first episode, but I hope to bring the cast together for an initial table reading sometime in June.

Sisters in Space Episode Seven

May 12, 2016

I finished the final episode in the Sisters in Space serial this week. You can check it out in the SIS Reader over on greybeard. It will also be in the May/June issue of the gazette, which I hope to finish putting together this weekend.

I’m now pulling all seven episodes together into a complete series volume. The collection will be available in ebook and print editions. I’ll let you know when it’s out.

I’ve started work on the seven radioplay scripts. This will be different than an audiobook, in that it won’t be simply a narrator reading the book. It will be an actual radioplay production of the seven episodes, with the characters portrayed by voice actors. This has been the goal of the series from the very start.

Looking back at the past the weekend

April 25, 2016

Okay, numb...

I switched hats this past weekend, swapping my literary headgear for my marketing hat to run a free promotion for The Shylmahn Migration. Marketing has never been my thing, never been comfortable with that side of the business.

So I was really surprised by the results.

I’ve run a few of these promos over the years, some more successful than others, but I hadn’t done one for a while and I really wanted to make this one work.

To make it work, I had to do two things. One, I had get the word out to a significant number of readers. Two, the ad had to encourage those readers to download the book.

Success on both counts.

I chose not to pay for any of the ad placements, but still managed to get my ad included in a number of listings. And with only some very minor tweaking, apparently the description of the book accomplished its mission, getting readers to click and download.

Over 1200 readers downloaded The Shylmahn Migration over the weekend. That’s more than one thousand two hundred downloads. This is so far beyond anything I’ve ever seen that I never imagined getting such numbers.

Additionally, the promotion helped the Amazon Kindle sales ranking reach #2 in the Science Fiction category and #1 for Science Fiction / Alien Invasion sub-category for two days straight.

I also noted a slight bump in sales of several of my other titles over the weekend. I’m hoping to see increased readership in the second and third titles of the Shylmahn Trilogy in the coming weeks.