Thursday, February 27, 2014

Feeling Like Royalty

Over the past couple of days, I’ve gotten a handful of royalty payments from Amazon for a story I wrote as part of their Kindle Worlds platform. The story, called Centurion, is set in the world of Valiant’s X-O Manowar comics series, which involves a Visigoth warrior who steals a suit of alien armor and uses it to try and re-establish his kingdom in the modern world. My story sits between issues #14 and 15 of the comic series, and I tried to keep it in line with the continuity that had been established already.

The reviews of my story were generally positive (it's currently sitting at a 4.3 out of 5), and I’m pretty proud of it. Getting the royalties from Amazon the past couple days was a nice reminder that some folks did grab the story and those that took the time to review it had nice things to say.

To be clear, the royalties were very small, and I won’t be quitting my day job anytime soon. But the royalty notifications were a pleasant surprise nonetheless.