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Calling All Fantasy Lovers! (And Kindle Users)

Hello Everyone!

Anyone bored? Need a new read? I just wanted to let people know about this wonderful new fantasy series just published to Kindle! It's a great read, and if you have kindle the first book is free! Only costs $8 per book. Three books in total in the series.

http://www.amazon.com/Progeny-of-Hate-Palingenesis-ebook/dp/B00ATMAITC/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1363792289&sr=8-2&keywords=simon+hereward

First time writer I thought his story is a great one to share with the members of Scribeslice. His name is Simon Hereward, and he decided instead of trying to get published, he would publish online, and now as soon as enough copies are sold, and there are requests for printing, his writing dream will be fully realized. This project started about 3 years ago, so it's come a long way.

I think for myself; I might eventually try and do this as well, since the web is such a powerful tool nowadays.

If you'd like to learn more about the series, and about his story here is a link to his website;

http://www.palingenesistrilogy.com/page/about_the_author

Even if you don't have the time for a new read right now, feel free to check it out!


Leoni Carlson

20th March 2013


(P.S. Jon Paul if this is inappropriate to share on Scribeslice please let me know, I just wanted to share this for any interested.)


Leoni Carlson

20th March 2013


$8 for a Kindle book is a price 99.9 percent of readers will be UNWILLING to pay, particularly for a new author.


Don Yarber

20th March 2013


Hell, I can't even sell my books for $0.99. I read a real interesting blog about the right price for a Kindle book though and it argues that you achieve better success if you market your (Kindle) books between $1.99 and $6.99 because when someone sees $0.99 they automatically assume it is cheap for a reason. I lowered all my books (even the Novels) to $0.99 for several weeks and interestingly, rather than improve, my sales dropped. So I now market my books according to what I think they are worth and wouldn't you know it, my sales are improving again. I think though that until someone is established, with a fan base and many reviews to back it up, you cannot ever ask what your books are truly worth. Print books are a different beast and you are forced to offer a minimum price (in my case $3.99) because otherwise Createspace and Amazon aren't making anything off of them.


Paul Day

21st March 2013


Sorry guys, I had no idea. I'll let him know. Oh well, it still means a lot to him to have made it that far anyway. Thanks for letting me know about the prices.


Leoni Carlson

21st March 2013


Leoni, don't let it put you off. I don't think anyone minds about the topic of discussion and it was not my intention to dissuade you. I have learnt through experience that because of tough competition, though we would very much like to ask what our books are worth, this has been made impossible. I think each author is different and get different responses from their target audiences.


Paul Day

21st March 2013


Hmmmm I'm not put off at all, too much of an optimist! :) It's good to hear your opinion, and it must be very tough to figure out prices according to ones target audience. I'm glad you mentioned it, helps one consider the practical side more. Lots of good info to keep in mind for one day when I get to finishing my novel.


Leoni Carlson

21st March 2013


Nice to hear that you are still around Leoni!

Re the publishing, I don't reply because publishing etc. is beyond me!
I stick to being my own self publisher, however, Paul, I do wish you all the best in your endeavours, and Leoni, your friend too!


Davide Castel

22nd March 2013


Thanks Lucy! :) I'll have to upload some work one of these days! Pity publishing's so hard, but best of luck to everyone giving it a go!


Leoni Carlson

21st March 2013


Thanks for the info. Will check it out. :)


Asma Ahsan

24th March 2013


You're welcome Asma hope you like it! :)


Leoni Carlson

24th March 2013


:)


Asma Ahsan

24th March 2013


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