How things look ten days into Warlock launch (spoiler: pretty good)

Prior to the launch of Warlock, Warrior sales had slowed to a crawl. Less than ten a week for the past few weeks. I probably could have done a better job of marketing, but I was wrapped up with life things.

So, in the ten days since the launch of Warlock, I’ve sold over 100 books, most Warlock, but a good number of Warrior as well. If I’ve figured out the KENP system on Amazon, then another 150 or so books worth of “normalized pages” have also been read. So that’s a total of 250 books in the hands of the public in ten days.

I think that’s OK. Hopefully things will keep going for a while.

Thanks to everyone who has read the books. I am so happy that people seem to enjoy the books.

Simplest warlock cover scaled down3


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5 Responses to How things look ten days into Warlock launch (spoiler: pretty good)

  1. dakorillon says:

    I haven’t read it yet, but is he actually an Oathbreaker? Or is this just a normal misuse of the word Warlock when you mean Witch/Wizard? Congratulations on the sales! And on completion of releasing another awesome tale into the wilds of readership!


    • seandgolden says:

      Thanks very much for taking the time to read and reply to my post! I’ll try to answer your question below.

      I chose the word “warlock” to describe the sorcery using people in the book deliberately. Warlock is listed as a synonym for wizard and the words are generally interchangeable in normal use. One reason I used “warlock” instead of “wizard” is because the magic system in the book does not involve spellcasting in any traditional sense, it is more about manipulating raw energy and creating destructive blasts of energy. In RPG terms, that is much closer to a warlock than a wizard. I’m not sure what you mean by “Oathbreaker” but Lirak most assuredly is not one, the oath he takes to fight evil is a major plot point in the book and he couldn’t break that oath if he wanted to. Hope you enjoy the book, I enjoyed writing it.


      • dakorillon says:

        In traditional Celtic Paganism, a Warlock, is literally “One who broke his Oath”. Whereas a Witch or Witte was a wise person, (Also where Wizard (wise) came from). Later on the word was co-opted to be a male witch. But, back when breaking your oath was a deadly sin, you could be ostracized for it, and thus be branded a Warlock.

        Thank you for your answer and it looks like a fun read.


  2. Bill says:


    It’s good you mention the manipulation of raw energy in your post. The finite resource that has to be gathered is one of the cool things about the magic system in the book. It builds a system of cooperation and moving and sharing of resources, and that adds a level of strategic considerations for confrontations.


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