So, I decided to do another free promo period through the Amazon Kindle Direct Program for my young adult novel, Girl Band. It’d previously been free several months ago and did all right, with my main advertising being through my friends Facebook. Because it’d already been through the promo period once before, I had no real intentions of getting a big boost out of another one, or of generating any sales for my other books. Instead, I planned to use this promo period to do a multi-stage advertising process, to gauge where the sales were coming from. Of course, any results I got would obviously be tempered by the fact that Girl Band was already free once before and so a number of potential buyers would already be out. On the other hand, there were lessons to still be learned, and I was not afraid to learn them. Continue reading
Loyal readers, the embarrassment of riches continues with my first young adult novel, Girl Band, going free again for the Kindle. Since the first time it went free I know that traffic at this blog as increased, so maybe now is the time to give back to my new loyal readers and what better giveaway than Girl Band. So, don’t be afraid to take it and if you do, maybe you’ll help push this one all the way to #1.
Get it now!
So, loyal readers – and other people who came to this site simply because there is a post or two buried in the archive containing the word ‘nudity’ – by now you probably know I’ve gotten slightly sidetracked from my regular posts in the Best Picture Project in trying to figure out the quirks of Kindle Direct Publishing platform, specifically the Select program and how to make it a success. Obviously, I’m apologetic over that and promise I’m working to get a new post going, but you’ll have to humor me while I chase down other interests.
Anyway, my first go-round with the KDP Select was a few months ago, when I enrolled my first novel, Girl Band, a little young-adult thing I really happen to enjoy. Taking a chance I made it free for two days, made a single posting on Kindle Boards to announce it, and managed to move somewhere around 250 books. I thought that was pretty good, considering the general lack of promotion. Obviously, I would have preferred more than that, but oh well. Continue reading
I know another commercial for something I’ve written is probably not what you were looking for, but lately I’ve been working on a number of projects (I have about five writing projects in various states of development) and amongst them I’ve been working through new covers of the books I’ve got out there. Recently, I put out two. You can see the new cover for Girl Band at left and you can buy it here on Amazon. At $1.99 it’s cheap for the Kindle. It’s also a steal if you have to buy it in paperback, especially it you get it here. So don’t be stingy, buy.
I also changed the cover of my latest book, Fish Out Of Water. You can get it here on Amazon for kindle and in paperback and here on Barnes and Noble for the Nook. All ebooks are only $1.99. Obviously you can also get it in paperback format at Amazon and also here.
Now, I know I’ve been slow with the real posts, but I promise, I’m bringing one out this next week in The Best Picture Project. All I can say, to tease it is, “I’m a very good driver.”
Regular readers of this blog will know that in addition to this blog, and my real job in real life, I also write fiction. Thus far I’ve published two books that you all know about, Girl Band and it’s not a chick flick, but recently I released a third: While You Were Here.
The good news is that, if you’ve been avoiding buying my books because you don’t want to front the cash, you can get them cheap, only $0.99 at Amazon for the Kindle. Even better, if you’re a member of Amazon Prime, you don’t have to pay a thing!
Of course, if you have to have the print version, get it through Createspace and I’ll give you a $1.00 off. Continue reading
- BUY ME!
In case you haven’t yet figured it out, I wrote a little book called Girl Band – you might have seen the little spiel on it in the column on the right side of the front page. You might have also seen posts on it regularly. And since this is my blog and I don’t mind a little shameless shilling, so here’s some more…
For a while now Girl Band has been available through Amazon.com , at a bargain price of $10. In spite of this it’s only finally just been formatted for reading on the Kindle, so, if you aren’t into spending $10 for a book by some bozo who runs a blog, how does $0.99 sound? Because if you buy it for the Kindle, that’s all it’ll be.
Now, come on, you know you want to buy it, so go do it already.
Also, back later today, or maybe tomorrow with a fresh post.