Straight up. And yes, that means AI.Continue reading So KDP is offering me the chance to make [air quotes] ‘virtual voice narration’ audiobooks for my books.
Why? Because I just spent the last two hours pounding my head against Barnes & Noble. It hates every format that isn’t Microsoft Word, Microsoft Word forgets to tell you that its web version can’t do section breaks, and Microsoft’s app version would cost me $70 bucks a year. You want to know why you can’t crack the [expletive deleted] independent e-book market, Barnes & Noble? This is precisely why you can’t crack it. Amazon wants my [expletive deleted] book, and Nook does not.
You know what? To Hell with it. GHOSTS ON AN ALIEN WIND is now Kindle-exclusive, and it will be on Kindle 99 cent sale next month (the earliest I can do it). Suck on THAT, Barnes and Noble.
TALES FROM THE FERMI RESOLUTION will be on 99 cent sale until tonight! Pick up this ten-story collection of post-apocalyptic fantasy goodness before then! …Or, hey, you can get it tomorrow. I get more money if you get it tomorrow. I’m only telling you about this deal now because I care. You deserve to get a bargain. You have worth, and you must never let yourself forget it.
Don’t promise me that you’ll remember to stop self-sabotaging, either. Promise yourself. I’m just some guy on the Internet; my opinion isn’t the important one, when it comes to making your own life be your best life…
The title says it all, really. REVISIONARY will be on sale for the next week.
Four tales of the Mythos! In SIMMON’S BOOK, learn why you shouldn’t listen to anything you read. In POLLY WANT, thrill as a human being faces down a terrifying alien deathworld monster. In WICKED WHY, get it through your head that ‘Why’ is always the wrong thing to ask. And in IMPURITIES, discover some of the perils faced by the small businesswoman in a unique business environment. (Thirty-two thousand words total)
FROZEN DREAMS may be the first post-apocalyptic high urban fantasy pulp detective novel you will read today! There’s a sequel (TINSEL RAIN), which dives right back into the world, and more are planned. The sale is only for a week, so buy now!
Join Shamus Tom Vargas as he Clears a murder Case in Cin City, tinsel capital of the magical kingdom of New California. It’s his job; in fact, you might say it’s his calling. Doesn’t help that he already has the worst possible confession from the worst possible suspect. Then again, when does it ever?
Action! Adventure! Elf! Orc! Magic! Bad jokes! And a cover that just won’t quit:Continue reading My first novel FROZEN DREAMS is now on Kindle 99 cent Super Sale!
It starts this Friday. I’m curious to see if there’ll be any synergistic effects from combining that with the (presumed) boost in visibility for FROZEN DREAMS, now that it has over fifty ratings*. It’s not that the algorithm is terrifying; it’s that Amazon doesn’t really explain how it works. Which I guess makes sense.
Anyway! Tell everybody the book goes on 99 cent Kindle sale on Friday!
*Don’t forget to review! There’s only twenty-one of those. For all I know, fifty actual reviews are the true critical threshold.
Just 99 cents this week! Tales From the Fermi Resolution: Vol. 1: Shadow of the Tower is set in the same world as FROZEN DREAMS and TINSEL RAIN, this sprawling anthology stretches over 900 years of future post-apocalyptic fantasy history! There are ten stories, including several never before published; and, for fans of FROZEN DREAMS, there’s a new novelette starring Tom Vargas. The book is also available in paperback for a couple of bucks off, but that’s Amazon’s doing, not mine.
It starts tomorrow: Tales From the Fermi Resolution will be on sale for 99 cents for the next week. Just in time for Christmas! Set in the same world as FROZEN DREAMS and TINSEL RAIN, this sprawling anthology stretches over 900 years of future post-apocalyptic fantasy history! There are ten stories, including several never before published; and, for fans of FROZEN DREAMS, there’s a new novelette starring Tom Vargas. Plus, an adventure from my sword-and-sorcery novel MORGAN BAROD! This is a great place to start your exploration of the world of the Fermi Resolution.
Tell your friends! Especially the ones with disposable income! Sale goes from December 21st to 28th.
Set in the same world as FROZEN DREAMS, this sprawling anthology stretches over 900 years of future post-apocalyptic fantasy history! There are ten stories, including several never before published; and, for fans of FROZEN DREAMS, there’s a new novelette starring Tom Vargas.
Yes, I’m shouting into the wind. But this is my blog, so I’m exerting my privilege to do so.
The basic issue here is that, yes, most publishers want people buying physical books, presumably because they’ve spent a lot of money on the physical infrastructure necessary to make physical books. Unfortunately for them, we live in a time where adequate books can be published cheaply on-demand, and digital copies can be published more cheaply still. The publishing industry has been at war with Amazon for decades over this, and the best it’s been able to do is manage a slow, grinding retreat. And if Amazon goes away, I guarantee that smaller, more specialized e-publishing companies will rush in to fill the void*. The technology is here, and it will be used.Continue reading Publishers need to accept the concept of price points in Kindle.