Back on June 14th I launched the box set of all three of my Leah King books (The Girl in the City, The Girl in the Wilderness, and The Girl in the Machine). I had modest expectations for the collection – the books have been around for a while and although they do pick up a few sales it’s not a “hot” genre. Still, I set up a few adverts and let my newsletter know it was coming out.
Two and a half weeks later and I’m stunned. The box set has already sold twice as many copies as my previous best selling title (Glitch Mitchell and the Unseen Planet) and far exceeded the sales of the individual volumes. It’s been sitting in the top 20 Young Adult Dystopian Science Fiction charts along with titles like The Hunger Games and Divergent. It even made it to the top slot in the dystopian science fiction hot release chart (once James Patterson had got out of the way.
In a way it makes sense – I’m selling over 500 pages of dystopian fiction for 99c – but still, there are literally millions of books out there people could be buying and I’m extremely happy with how things are going. Sales will drop off, it’s inevitable, but I’m happy to see the books are getting a new lease of life and finding a ton of new readers. Hopefully they’ll enjoy them.
I’ve got a couple more promos lined up so I’m keeping the price at 99c for a little while longer but then I’ll be putting it up to $5.99. So, if you haven’t picked it up yet, now is the time.
With the oppressive Transport Authority controlling every aspect of their existence, Leah and her father do what they can to carve out a good life for themselves. Leah spends her nights scavenging, risking capture as she hunts for anything her father can trade for food and clothing. When she takes a bag of salvage from a dying stranger, they’re plunged into the world of Transport and its war against the terrorist organization, TRACE.
The conflict quickly escalates, and Leah finds herself alone in the wilderness, fighting to survive. Transport are a constant threat, but she finds a kindred spirit in a battle-weary TRACE operative who teaches her to navigate the virtual reality systems that connect the world.
As Leah is drawn deeper into the war, she’s forced to face the woman who tore her life apart. She must decide who she can trust, and how far she’ll go to uncover her past.
The Hunger Games meets The Matrix in this gripping dystopian science fiction trilogy.
I’ll be sending my short story collection to all of my newsletter subscribers once it’s complete so if you sign up now, you’ll get four free ebooks, plus the new collection later this year. CLICK HERE to get started.[Beyond Expectations by Philip Harris first appeared on Solitary Mindset on 3rd July 2017]