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
So, not that long ago I made one of my books – While You Were Here – free for the Kindle for a limited time and wrote a post about it here. In that post I totled up 369 freebies given away through Amazon US, and 15 given away through Amazon UK.
Imagine my surprise, then, to pop over to check out my reports and I find I’ve now given away 384 through Amazon US and 17 through Amazon UK. Just curious how it’s possible to sell more of something outside of it’s time period.
Oh well, don’t be afraid to jump on board and get your copy now – it’s not free anymore, but at $0.99 it might as well be.
So, I know you think this is another boring ‘buy my book’ post, but this time, I assure you, it’s not. Instead, it’s a ‘Free Book For You’ post.
Here’s how it works – from May 9 – May 12, those of you who have a Kindle (and I suppose those of you who have a Kindle reader on your computer or other device) can download my book, While You Were Here, for free. Since you read this blog without paying, I have a feeling people won’t be shy about taking this book for free and they have my blessing. All I ask is you review it when you’re done.
And always, be kind.
Well, three of four covers are complete, the newest is at left for my novel While You Were Here.
It’s hard to summarize what the book is about but basically it’s about a couple in an already-bad marriage that is made worse when tragedy strikes. The book follows their lives for 25 yeas after the tragedy, showing how each deals with it and how there are two ways you can go when presented with death: you can either give in and let it be a weight on you that drags you down, or you can realize life is fragile and use your time wisely. On the one hand, I know the book sounds depressing, but on the other, I know it’s really not.
Anyway, you can get it on Amazon here for the Kindle or in paperback, but if you’re going to get it in paperback, buy it through Createspace, because I make more money from those, even though they are the exact same book. In any event, don’t be afraid to get th ebook, it’s less than a $1, which isn’t all bad.
Also, I promise that a real post is forthcoming.
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