Friday, July 4, 2014

The first e-book is now available for free

Hey, all. So I finally finished organizing the first three story arcs into the Volume One e-book. You can download it over at Smashwords (EDIT: and now also Amazon). And it's free, so. Yeah. Go grab it, if you like.

I wanted to put it on Amazon, too, but I was surprised to find that Amazon doesn't actually allow you to make your e-book free. I would've had to price it at $0.99, which caused me a bit of debate for a while, but I ultimately decided to just go with Smashwords for now. When Volume Two rolls around (which will be fairly soon), I'll be putting that up on both sites for $2.99.

Also, I posted a new page earlier, just in case you missed it. Thanks for reading, everyone.

21 comments:

  1. I will wait for it to come out on Amazon cause I only have a Kindle Fire XD

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  2. You might want to look into LaTeX for publishing. It's a pain to learn, but the output is so ridiculously pretty. LaTeX isn't that difficult for text-only anyway, and you can do awesome things like automatic table of contents, nifty headers and footers and stuff like that.

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  3. Important if you use calibre you can convert the epub to mobi

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  4. will it be on amazon.co.uk as well.

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  5. Ah, if you're asking about Volume Two and onward, then yes, they will be available.

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  6. Clever-Name McGeeJuly 5, 2014 at 12:12 AM

    I'll be honest, I've been trying to push the series on my friends lately, with limited success. Can't believe you haven't been asked to publish in an actual paper book yet, but I hope you do.

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  7. This is awesome, I've shared this site with my friends and book circles and just shared the vol one dl link. :) I wish you all the best and please don't stop till it's done!~

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  8. Will you put volume one on Amazon when you do volume two?

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  9. I suppose I could, but it'd have to be priced at $0.99 because of Amazon's minimum pricing policy. That feels like kind of a ripoff, considering I've already made it available for free on Smashwords.

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  10. Haha, well, on the plus side, I retain all my publishing rights this way. And thank you for telling your friends about the story. :)

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  11. Just put a link in the product description saying download volume 1 before you buy for free at ... Giving them a free book and getting them hooked.

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  12. If I remember correctly, you can put it for .99$ and then ask people to use the "tell us about a lower price" button. Theoretically, they should match the Smashwords price.

    If that doesn't work... rail against money-grubbing companies that don't want to sacrifice their cut, I guess.

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  13. I've heard this as well, but I don't know if Amazon is still doing it. Also, even if Amazon IS doing it, as I understand, it would still take a while for them to match the price.


    I dunno. I might give it a shot. If folks want me to. I do want to have Vol 1 available on Amazon as well, if only because it'd be weird to have the sequels there without the beginning that they belong to.

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  14. You should post it on Baen Ebooks Free Library

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  15. I would just like to say that I think you are a very good writer. I would pay to read your stories. That being said, I sure do appreciate not having to pay. Keep it coming!!!

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  16. Hmm. Thanks for the suggestion. Will look into it.

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  17. Amazon is the Wal-mart of e-books. They have some pretty disgusting requirements and tactics to control the market and whoever publishes with them. I am not a 'blame the corporation' person by nature but after a few early policy discoveries, I decided I would publish NOTHING with them until their tactics changed.


    So let me know if they aren't still requiring you to set a lower price than any other venues selling your book if you want to get 70% royalties.

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