Just wanted to let all friends, followers and the merely curious know that the SLOW RELEASE has started. Blood Diva is now live at the Kindle Store, B&N for Nook, Kobo and iBooks for 99 cents. The price won’t last more than a few days.It’s both a courtesy to readers and a marketing ploy. It’s as close as I can come to giving away my book without giving away my book. If you hate Amazon go elsewhere and buy the book for for 99 cents – until the sale ends.
The regular price will be $3.99 for the e-book. For those of you who believe a book is still a book, the paperback should be on sale within the next three weeks. The paperback price is not set yet, but I have less control over that as production costs are higher. Per the previous post there will be some giveaways and other options, so stay tuned here for updates. Once it’s live, you should be able to find it easily online – including at independent booksellers, and you can order it the old-fashioned way in person at your local bookstore.
I realize many readers believe Amazon’s continued domination of the ebook market is bad for books. Others feel that ebooks shouldn’t cost as much as new paperbacks or hardcovers, and side with Amazon. What I hate to see is writers caught in the middle because of where or how they publish. The fight has increased the stigma faced by self-published authors. A gazillion people self-publish using Amazon’s digital platform. They may have nothing in common other than that. No one speaks for me, but me. I do not “hate” traditional publishing. I do not “love” Amazon. I just want to connect with readers. If that happens through Kindle or Kobo or through a paperback found in the street or sold at a bookstore, it really doesn’t matter to me.
I hope you’ll take a chance on my book, and judge its quality or lack thereof for yourself. It would be awesome if you decided to write a review somewhere, tell a friend about it, or even tweet. I’d love to see your comments on this or any post on the blog.