I’ve decided that Americans like their guns and I have the data to back up that claim. My data, as inconclusive as it may be, is that my novel Wanted Sharpshooter is selling better than any of my other books, even Spirit Legend, the book that was prominent last week in a book blast that sent it to be featured in a dozen blogs. I admit this is a surprise to me.
Why has it happened? I have a thought. Just a thought. If you check out Wanted Sharpshooter, you’ll see that the cover features a guy with a rifle and he’s ready to fire it. Both the guy and the rifle are prominent and can’t possibly be missed. Both man and gun are dangerous. The book sells for 99 cents.
Conclusion? We Americans like our guns and I suspect we aren’t the only people who do. And I know that people everywhere also like a good, inexpensive story to read. So perhaps Wanted Sharpshooter fulfills both desires?
As far as guns go, I can’t hit the broad side of a barn. But when my dad died, our inheritance was guns. Growing up, he repeatedly reminded us that guns are capable of killing people and you must remember that every single time you so much as touch one.
Books can be equally dangerous, though in a different way. Words have the potential to change the world. Not the books I write, they are for enjoyment and relaxation. But both words and bullets are extremely potent weapons.
And a good, affordable story is a well-deserved treat.