My publisher (the wonderful Baen Books) is running a sale this week, just in time for Father’s Day. Starting Wednesday, Farside and Perigee will be available through all your favorite ebook outlets for the obscenely low price of 99 cents. (Hint: Read Perigee first. It’s a SERIES.) This is a limited-time, don’t-miss chance to get Dad a couple of kick-ass hard Sci-Fi adventure novels to load up that new Kindle or iPad he so richly deserves.
Does Dad like to read the old-fashioned way? Amazon or Barnes & Noble can also get you the paperback version in just a few days.
So you heard it here first, kiddies. Go on, do it – it’ll change your life. Or his. Either way everybody’s happy, including my publisher. Seriously y’all, there’s some real crap out there so here’s your chance for something that’s, well, not crap.*
And don’t wait too long, the sale ends Monday, June 20th.
*Exhibit A of why I didn’t go into advertising: “buy our stuff – it’s not crap!”
Here’s some handy links:
Barnes & Noble
Google Play Books
Finally, some kind words from a dear friend: “The story is an intriguing rollercoaster ride of twists and turns, and features characters that are real enough to invite to your next barbeque.”
I’ll take that. And barbeque always sounds good.
It’s been about two weeks since FARSIDE went live on Amazon. Now comes the hard part: marketing.
Someone with the audacity to think he has the chops to write two novels should have no problems tooting his own horn (not talking about when I eat too much spicy food, but that’s another story). But there’s something about selling myself that’s inherently distasteful and I suspect most normal people would feel the same way.
Having said that, buy the @$&#! book already! C’mon people, I’ve got a kid heading to college in a year and life ain’t getting any cheaper. I’m sure it’s not for you either, so $3.99 is a pretty small investment for a big payoff.
There. I marketed. I feel better now.
Yes, I’m finally confident enough that it’s ready to throw a date out there: Oct. 1st. A surge of pre-orders on Amazon obviously helps sales after release day, so please consider hitting that button.
Not sure what you’re getting? Check out the preview link above.
I plan to keep it exclusive to the Zon for the first three months, then put it out on the other distributors (Apple, B&N, Kobo, Google Play). Sales have been pretty dismal with those outlets in the past, but now that I’ll have more than one book out there it’ll be interesting to see if that changes.