November Update: Michael Meets the Fussy Librarian


I’d like to begin with a few words of thanks.  In previous updates, I may have made one or two brief requests for A Shot at Redemption reviews.  Okay, okay.  So maybe that’s a bit of an understatement.  In truth, I begged.  I cajoled.  I talked about it so much you were all ready to throw up.  I apologize and I thank you sincerely for your patience.  I am especially grateful to those of you who actually acted on my plea.  I’m sure you did it just to shut me up but I appreciate it just the same.  Trust me when I tell you your comments and ratings are worth far more than a boost to my ego.  Now that I have acquired  a desired  number of reviews, I have the opportunity to expand my horizons in a big way and I couldn’t have done it without your help.  More on that in a moment.

Mike_formal fullHave you ever finished a really good book and wondered what in the world you should read next?  I can help you with that.  Visit The Fussy Librarian website and become a subscriber.  It costs nothing, and by signing up you will begin receiving emails catered specifically to your literary preferences.  All titles are available in e-book format.  Some are free and most are below $5.00.  As you may have already guessed, A Shot at Redemption has been submitted for inclusion.  This is something I’ve wanted to do for a while.  There are submission criteria and, until recently, I didn’t have enough reviews to be eligible.  I just found out my book has been accepted and will be included in the November 20th mailing.  That means information about A Shot at Redemption could be seen by as many as 80,000 Fussy Librarian subscribers.  I’m not saying this will land me on the bestseller’s lists but it’s another drop in an increasingly large bucket.

You may have noticed that I have not yet published a November interview.  That should change soon.  I recently connected with an author named Tammy Kaehler.  Her Twitter profile reads “I love words and car racing. By day, I’m a software documentation manager, and by night, I’m the author of a mystery series about a female racecar driver.”  Needless to say, that got my attention.  I reached out to Tammy, pointed out that we had some things in common, and asked if she’d be willing to talk to me about her work.  She graciously agreed so look forward to seeing that in the near future.

There is one last thing I’d like to mention.  I recently added a mailing list sign up form to my website.  If you’re reading this update, there’s a good chance you are a blog subscriber already.  The mailing list is a little different.  For starters, I won’t be sending things out anywhere near as often as I post to my blog.  What I do send out will be on a more personal level: me, my writing, etc.  From what I’ve read, heard and seen, the mailing list is by far the most effective method for indie authors to sell books.  Basically, if you’re an indie author and you don’t have a mailing list, you’re totally missing the boat.  Well, I’ve got my ticket and I’m ready to set sail.  The current sign up form is a tad rudimentary and I’m hoping to add a few more bells and whistles.  Still, it’s there and it works and I would love for you all to sign up.  And keep me in mind for your friends and neighbors too.  Registration to the Michael Sova mailing list makes a wonderful Christmas gift.  Hey, at least it’s not a fruitcake… although I suppose that part’s debatable.


If you like what you’ve read, please subscribe to this blog or my Turn the Page book reviews blog.  You can also visit, or  find me on Facebook, and on Twitter @Micsova. Please pick up a copy of A SHOT AT REDEMPTION, my debut mystery novel.  

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