Thursday, July 12, 2012

The River Runes, Free!?!

Hey, everyone! 

Just wanted to update to let you all know that The River Runes is now officially exclusive to, and starting today you can get it for free, throughout the weekend.

That's Friday the 13th until Sunday the 15th!

Go get your free copy Right Here, and please be sure to tell your friends!  I would love to see how far up the Amazon free list The River Runes can get. :)


Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Kindle Select?!

In my continued effort to streamline my marketing strategies before I release Clockwork Charlie, I am going to be enrolling The River Runes in KDP's (Kindle Direct Publishing) Select program for 90 days.

What does that mean?

Well, for one thing it means that The River Runes won't be available in ebook format anywhere but Amazon for three months. I know there's a chance that this will limit my sales, but to be honest, sales outside of Amazon have been pretty sad so far anyhow.

The good side of going exclusive with Amazon is that I can run up to five promotional days where I can offer The River Runes for free on Kindle.

Free? That's crazy!

Maybe so. However, going free on Amazon should help me to gain some exposure, plus get my book out there for thousands of potential readers that are afraid to spend their hard earned money on an author they don't know. Hopefully, some of them will actually read the book, decide they like it, and be more likely to buy the other books that I put out. This could also be a great chance to get more reviews out there.

Unfortunately, I'm still new to all this, and it is all definitely conjecture at this point. Everyone out there seems to have a different opinion, so for right now The River Runes has to be my guinea pig. I don't think she minds, I know she's strong enough to carry the burden. :)

Why is my book a girl?

I don't know.

This is all an experiment for me. The sales I lose on other platforms will be made up by the information I get out of the whole thing. Maybe exclusivity is awful, maybe it has its advantages, or maybe it'll be just the ticket to getting my work to a larger audience. I don't know yet, but I promise to tell you whatever I learn from it all.

Also, once I start KDP select the price for The River Runes is reverting to its original $2.99 price tag. So, if you wanna grab it for $.99, now is the time. Hey look, there's a link to it! RIGHT HERE

As of now, you can still get it from Barnes and Noble and other stores as well, but it'll be gone soon.

Alright, that's it for today.
Thanks for reading,
buh bye then