Slight change of plans…
I have decided to give Kindle Unlimited a try for my latest book. If you’re a subscriber, you can now read Death’s Good Intentions for free on your Kindle device.
Why this is cool: Kindle Unlimited is sort of like a Netflix service for ebooks. If you’re a subscriber, you can read as many books as you want, and now Death’s Good Intentions is part of the catalog. I’ll also have some promotional tools at my control, like the Countdown deals, which I’ll put to use later.
Why it’s admittedly not so cool: For an indie author to have their ebook eligible for Kindle Unlimited, it means the ebook must be taken down from other sites. This means that Death’s Good Intentions is no longer available for Nook, iBooks, Kobo, or Smashwords. That sucks. I wish it were another way, but it ain’t.
So why did I decide to make my book an Amazon exclusive? Well, I wanted the goods they were offering… and to be perfectly honest, sales have always been pretty poor on the other sites. For the moment, it doesn’t feel like such a bad trade. However, I don’t expect Death’s Good Intentions to be an Amazon exclusive forever. If and when things change, I’ll let you know.
For now, allow me to direct you to the book’s Kindle listing. Amazon US & Amazon UK.
And don’t forget the book is also available in paperback.
Hello everybody! I was wondering if I could ask you for a moment of your time…
My novella The Man with the Devil’s Tongue is free everywhere except for Amazon. I want to change that. Amazon does not give authors a FREE option when choosing their book’s price. The only way to get Amazon to make a book permanently free is to ask Amazon to price match another site. The more people who submit the cheaper prices found elsewhere, the quicker Amazon will price match.
This is what must be done!
1—If you’re an Amazon user, please sign in.
2— Copy any or all of these links of the ebook from other sites like Barnes & Noble, iTunes, and Kobo:
3— Go to the Amazon listing for The Man with the Devil’s Tongue: http://www.amazon.com/Devils-Tongue-World-Other-Things-ebook/dp/B00MFBVLR8/ref=la_B00FSZON2I_1_4_title_0_main?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1411852601&sr=1-4
4—On Amazon’s page for The Man with the Devil’s Tongue, scroll down to the link that says ‘tell us about a lower price?’ (It’s right above the customer reviews) Click that link, select Website, and then paste in the Barnes & Noble link and mark the price as 0.00. You can complete this process over again with the iTunes and Kobo links if you like. The more competitive prices presented to Amazon, the faster they should respond.
Thanks to all those who help out! Your assistance is much appreciated.
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Anyway. My gameplan involves having regular posts for the new blog. However, at the moment I'm a tad busy with other projects and have no new posts to share. So, in the meantime, I'm carrying over a couple posts from the old blog that people seemed to like.
Hope to talk to you again soon.
Writer of horror, science fiction, and dark fantasy. Lover of books and film. Lifelong Godzilla fan. Reluctant blogger.
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