June 28, 2012 § Leave a comment
Mark Coker announced added e-book distribution options for Smashwords authors who meet certain criteria, which both of my novels do. The new channel provider is Page Foundary which provides apps for Android phones and tablets. Page Foundary currently serves four outlets: Cricket Wireless, Asus, Versent and Inktera.
I have no idea whether these outlets will have an impact on sales, but they can’t hurt.
Smashwords is also promising faster distribution to Apple and Kobo, which makes authors happy I’m sure, and Coker reports dramatic sales increases at Apple in recent weeks — more good news for some.
Elsewhere Coker reports people select e-books on the basis of recommendations–often from strangers in reader forums (like those on Goodreads & Linked-In), but that covers and of course content count.
He left out book clubs, but his survey only reached e-book readers. The majority of book club readers still prefer having the real thing in their hand.
February 25, 2011 § Leave a comment
You will be able to purchase a paperback edition of The Expendable Man, my debut novel, on Amazon in about a week’s time.
I have given final approval to the publisher and they are in the process of building the page on Amazon. When it’s ready, people will be able to find the book by searching on my name or the title.
The cost will be $13.99 plus $3.99 for shipping and handling. The later is Amazon’s set price.
Digitial copies are now available in multiple formats at Smashwords. Click here to go to my page where you can download a sample and/or download the entire book for $6.99.
You can obtain a version for the Kindle at Smashwords and in about 2 weeks will be able to do so as well on Amazon.