The Desert King and Winter Kills have been available at the special price of 99 cents since the release of their Kindle editions. The super-special is ending soon, though, so get your copies today!
The Desert King, my novel of dark adventure in the bright Arizona desert, is now available in a fine Kindle edition. And for now, it joins the ranks of the other books clamoring for attention at 99 cents—a fantastic bargain! And for those who want their books in paper editions, print edition of The DesertContinue reading “The Desert King Now On Kindle”
Winter Kills, my novella revealing the circumstances that drove Victor Storm to embrace vigilante justice, is now available in a fine Kindle edition. At just 99 cents it’s a great bargain. For those of you who love paper, the print edition of Winter Kills is now available through Amazon for a mere $7.99. At theseContinue reading “Winter Kills Now On Kindle”
Recently I saw a weblog post by Dean Wesley Smith where he pitched the idea of selling e-books in the form of gift cards. He envisioned this as a way to get e-books into physical bookstores, and even suggested it might be a way for independent bookstores to survive and thrive in the e-book revolution.Continue reading “E-Books On Cards”
Wow. For a long time, J.K. Rowling has resisted letting the Harry Potter series be published as ebooks, allegedly because she was worried about “piracy” (not a useful term). Now, in a major turnaround, she is not only bringing the entire series out as ebooks, she is self-publishing them, and she is releasing them DRM-free.Continue reading “Harry Potter and the Self-Published, DRM-Free eBook”
It is common these days to see e-book of new releases priced about the same as the print version, and not uncommon at all to see the e-books priced almost the same as the hardcovers, despite the fact that e-books take virtually no resources to copy and distribute. This bothers me. A lot. So, IContinue reading “One-Star Reviews”
Bestselling author Dean Wesley Smith has raised an interesting warning about how agents might be turning on authors and bring to publishing the kind of record company accounting that has long been the bane of musicians. His advice for avoiding this minefield: Do it yourself. Yes, you might have to learn a few new things,Continue reading “Record Company Accounting Coming To Publishing”
There are many authors finding success with e-books and self-publishing, but some names get mentioned more than others. A new article provides interesting profiles of Joe Konrath, Amanda Hocking, Barry Eisler, and John Locke, who it calls the A-List Authors of E-Book Self-Publishing.
As part of my new push to publication, I have reconsidered and realigned my pricing strategy, and the result is that the prices of my books are now lower. Winter Kills and First Lies are now $9.99 for the print versions and $1.99 for PDF E-book versions, and The Desert King is now $14.99 forContinue reading “New Lower Prices”
I gave a speech tonight at my Toastmasters club about the revolution in reading. One thing that I’ve realized lately is how much the physicality of real books has kept me from buying and reading more. Even though it’s in keeping with the minimalism tenet that the things you own end up owning you, andContinue reading “Physical Books Weigh Down Reading”