The Amazon Kindle Select Effect
Every day hundreds of thousands of books are being given away free on Amazon. This is a fact. And the number is growing. Why? Why are authors, and in a few cases publishers, rushing to give their books away free?
Because it works. Continue reading
Here’s what Mark Coker wrote,
- “From the time an author enrolls their book in the program, they cannot distribute or sell their book anywhere else. Not the Apple iBookstore, not Barnes & Noble, not Smashwords, not Kobo, not Sony, not even the author’s own personal blog or web site. The book must be 100% exclusive to Amazon.
- If the author violates Amazon’s exclusivity terms at any point during the three-month enrollment period, or if the author unpublishes their book to remove it from the program so they can distribute the book elsewhere, the author risks forfeited earnings, delayed payments, a lien on future earnings, or could face termination of their Kindle Direct Publishing account.
- The author’s enrollment, and thus their liability to Amazon, automatically renews every three months if they fail to opt out in time.
Let’s examine the broader implications of this new program, not only for authors but for the nascent ebook industry as well.”
Okay, let’s. Continue reading
How cool is that!!! Vicki Tyley, friend and author on the blog, rocking it on Amazon, @ #74 Top 100 paid in Kindle Store US.
Nice one Vicki, well done.
For anyone living outside the USA or Canada, it used to cost about $2-00 to get the book delivered by wireless to your kindle or reading device. That meant a .99 cents book was 2.99. Even when you “gifted” your own book to someone living in the USA, using Amazon’s services, it still cost you that $2-00. Continue reading
Putting A Human Face on Statistics
As an indie author I am keen to get my work in front of reviewers. I’m also interested in how other authors write, and promote their books. What I am especially interested in, is what readers think. There’s a lot of buzz around readers switching to reading in a digital format – stats fly thick and fast; stats are great, but what I want to know is the person behind the stats. Continue reading
Save My Soul
The Back Cover
All he’s asking for is her soul…
After buying the antebellum home she’s fantasized about since childhood, Anna Worthington discovers Luc, a dangerously seductive incubus who has been trapped in the house by a fifty-year-old curse. To rid herself of her problem house guest she’ll call on a priest, gypsies, ghost hunters, and the coven of witches from lust bunny hell. All she has to do is resist him long enough to break the spell so they can go their separate ways. If she doesn’t, she could die. And that would be the best case scenario.
HEAT LEVEL: Some sexually explicit content. 3 out of 5 flames.
Get it here.
19 January 2011
The Fear by Julio Angel Ortiz
Three strangers awaken in cabin in the middle of the woods. They have no recollection of who they are or how they got there. Before they can attempt to unravel the mystery of their identities, a darkness in the woods begins to stalk them. But to what end? And how does it tie in to the truth behind their lost memories?
My Perfect Wedding by Sibel Hodge
Helen Grey is finally getting everything she wants. She’s about to have the perfect dream wedding and begin an exciting new life abroad on the sunny Mediterranean island of Cyprus. But living the dream isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.
After a mix-up at the airport, Helen finds herself drawn into the midst of an elaborate plot to steal an ancient statue and assassinate a local businessman. And as if that wasn’t bad enough, her wedding dress is AWOL, the statue seems to be cursed, and Helen is wanted by the police.
With the big day rapidly approaching, a roller-coaster of mishaps, misunderstandings, and disasters threatens to turn the newlyweds into nearlyweds.
Can Helen prevent an assassination, save the statue, and have the perfect wedding? Or will the day to remember turn into one she’d rather forget?
My Perfect Wedding is available in ebook format from:
Amazon for Kindle
Amazon UK for Kindle
Smashwords all formats