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The Path of the Stone is an Amazon Bestseller! – May 2022

I should have written earlier but I’ve had so much going on and even now, two weeks after The Path of the Stone reached #3 on Amazon’s bestseller’s list, it is still in the top 100 of Amazon bestsellers 🙂

The Path of the Stone is an Amazon Bestseller! - May 2022
Please note that the promotion of $0.99 has ended. The book is back at its original price of $3.04 – and FREE on Kindle Unlimited 🙂

True, it’s no longer #3 but it held that position for several days and now – 2 weeks later – it has dropped to the 90s. Making it to a bestseller’s list is every author’s dream and achieving that dream is unbelievable! It’s an incredible feeling of accomplishment!

Watching my book climb the ranks was exciting, to say the least. Even when it started dropping again, it was still amazing to see it in the high ranks.

It even made it to #2 on Amazon UK!

The Path of the Stone Amazon bestseller

Now that The Path of the Stone is out and The Rise of the Stone, its prequel, was recently published on 16 May 2022, it would be fantastic to see the same happen to The Rise of the Stone.

The Fall of the Stone – the third and probably last book in the series – will follow. I just started writing it. This one is based on a sudden inspiration I had when I watched a pile of burning wood, unlike the Path of the Stone and The Rise of the Stone which are both based on dreams.

I’m not sure when The fall of the Stone will be ready for publication. My guess is a between 10 to 12 months, but in the meantime, why don’t you meet my harpies, witches, and pirates and see what they’re up to? The Path of the Stone is a great way to start, and did I mention that it’s an Amazon bestseller? 🙂

And customer reviews have also increased a little 🙂

The Stone Series - Christine Duts - Amazon

16 thoughts on “The Path of the Stone is an Amazon Bestseller! – May 2022

  1. Are your books entirely self-published or do you use an editor and publisher to place your books on Amazon? If it’s the former, then really well done and well done if it’s the latter. I know a couple of writers who have had book deals but never big ones and they’ve never cracked the American market. If a writer has a book rejected by an editor or publisher, do you think it’s worth their time to self-publish, assuming they believe they’ve written a good book?

    1. Hi Gary,
      In 2012 I published my first books with a vanity publisher, but it is a huge expense and then you still have to invest in marketing. Then I started self-publishing which allows you more control. The Path of the Stone and The Rise of the Stone are self-published. I used beta readers and I need several months to proofread and edit.

      Publishers may reject books for various reasons but it doesn’t always mean that the book isn’t good, maybe it’s not what they’re looking for or they just made a bad decision. J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter manuscript was rejected by several publishers, after all. Those publishers must be hitting themselves in frustration right now 😉
      So, yes, I think it’s worth their time to self-publish. It is, however, always important to get it edited before self-publishing.

  2. Hi Christine,

    It’s fantastic to see that your books are the best sellers, which motivates me to do things that I want to do. For example, my blogging journey. You must feel excited to see your books ranking up every day for the first two weeks! I clicked to see that your readers also left good comments on this book. A good job is done here! 🙂

    Cheers,
    Matt

    1. Thank you, Matt! Yes, it was fantastic to see my book climb the ranks, and those readers’ reviews made my day 🙂
      Thanks for your comment!

  3. I have heard of the The Path of the Stone and it does sound like an interesting read. However, I usually use audible for all my books. Do you happen to know if there is an audio version?

  4. Many congratulations, Christine! Seems like all that hard work is finally paying off. With your best sellers it sounds like you will be able to retire soon 😊 I guess it is perhaps also one of those things where the books don’t stay best sellers forever though and new books needs to be written to continue a steady flow of income. Once again, many congratulations. Keep up the good work!

  5. Hi Christine,
    Congrats to the success of your book, The Path of the Stone. After seeing this rise in the ranks, it sounds like a must read for sure! I am curious, how long did it take you to write the book? I wish you all the success in the world, and I hope it remains as a best seller for a long time. It is nice to know the author of a best selling book, even if it is only a comment! 😉

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