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Pirate My Book

webSeriously–do it.

Downloading books for free is wrong, right? It devalues books and doesn’t give an author his/her due for their work, right?

Not always. I want my name out there, but the biggest ebook site in the world won’t let me give it away (without me waiting for them to price match), so here it is. You can download it as a pdf from Slideshare. Or you can get it as an ebook on Smashwords.

It’s a collection of flash fiction that I posted on this site before anyway.

Enjoy! Let me know what you think.

 

 

There’s a Storm Coming

Announcement:

I’ve decided to compile a lot of my flash fiction and short stories into a free eBook. I’m re-editing (if that’s a word) each story, then uploading the book to all eBook sites for free. Be sure to look for it later this month.

This is the fantastic cover that I got at authormarketingclub.com

It’s a great resource for all authors. If you have a book, be sure to check it out. They have two services: free and premium. You’ll find value in either one.

Defending the 99 cent ebook

I hate it. I really do. You write for months, edit for longer, struggle to get legit beta readers, pay for editing, then realize that people only take chances on new authors if they can get a book for super cheap–if not free.

I listened to authors say that KDP select was the way to go. Make your book free, shoot up the rankings, then sell a bunch of books when you come off of the free promotion. It didn’t happen like that. I was number one or two in many free categories, and gave away 2,500 total, but that didn’t translate to sales after the promotion. I’m hoping that It’ll translate to reviews, but you never know.

99 cents is a frustrating price when you’ve worked hard to put out a professional quality book, but if it’s the only way to get an audience, it’s something that you have to do. I plan on writing many more books, so gaining an audience is my #1 priority right now. As much as I hate the fact that writing, music, and art in general is devalued these days,  I concede to the strategy of giving some work away in order to gain an audience.

For now, I’m taking the drug dealer approach–the first one is free (or almost free).