Mark Terry

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Titles & Book Jacket Info

July 8, 2010
About a year ago I took one of my unpublished manuscripts, for a thriller called DANCING IN THE DARK, and self-published it via the Kindle program. Although it briefly popped onto 2 of Amazon's bestseller lists after a post about it on Joe Konrath's blog, sales have been pretty tepid.

So, under some advice from some people who I guess are knowledgeable on this subject, I tried a new title and new cover art. The novel is now called EDGE. I also jiggered with the price, although I may change that in the near future. We'll see.


Book jacket copy for EDGE is now:

When your back's to the wall... you need an edge.

When your enemies are all around you ... you need an edge.

Physicist Daniel Webber has invented a technology everyone wants--the U.S. government, the Chinese government, everyone... and they're willing to kill him to get it.

Daniel Webber needs an edge.

Security expert Jo Dancing is that edge.

From the author of THE DEVIL'S PITCHFORK and THE SERPENT'S KISS, Mark Terry brings you another novel of non-stop action and unrelenting suspense.

"Terry writes like Lee Child on steroids."--Ray Walsh for the Lansing State Journal

"Mark Terry delivers lethal entertainment."--Gayle Lynds, New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Spies

*This book was originally titled Dancing In The Dark

Book Jacket Copy for DANCING IN THE DARK was:

igh-level security expert, Joanna Dancing, is hired to provide casual security for Dr. Daniel Webber. But within days of keeping the scientist under surveillance, foreign nationals attempt to kidnap the scientist. Dancing steps in, rescuing Webber. But what has she stepped into? What's in Webber's head that foreign countries want? What's in his head that others will do anything to prevent that information from getting into other countries' hands? Soon Dancing and Webber are on the run from foreign agents, mercenaries, the Department of Defense and Homeland Security. Who to trust? As Joanna Dancing battles to find the truth and keep Webber alive, she quickly discovers there's very little light in the darkness surrounding Dr. Daniel Webber.

From the author of
THE DEVIL'S PITCHFORK and THE SERPENT'S KISS, Mark Terry brings you another novel of non-stop action and unrelenting suspense.


"Mark Terry delivers lethal entertainment."
—Gayle Lynds, New York Times bestselling author of The Last Spymaster

"Mark Terry writes with the bold authority of a storyteller who knows his subject."
—John Ramsey Miller, bestselling author of The Last Day

The price also increased by a dollar, from $1.99 to $2.99, primarily to try and catch the 70% royalty increase Amazon's now offering (although it's not clear if that's actually happening from looking at my records). At one point Dancing In The Dark was going for $1.49, although I'd set the price higher, but Amazon discounted it. Some people say I should make it 99 cents for a while. Some people thought the $1.49 was an odd price. Some people, I think, can find fault in anything and probably don't really know what makes a book sell, but that's a slightly different topic...

As I've said before, it's all an experiment. I'll let you know how it goes.

Mark Terry


Blogger Natasha Fondren said...

Wow, that blurb rocks! I say it's a huge improvement. Good luck!

10:26 AM  

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