Monday, August 6, 2012

Promotions and self publishing.

Did you know that one of the advantages of publishing exclusively on's Kindle e-reader actually allows the publisher five promotional days?  Yes. Surprise.

Basically, for those five days, anyone with a Kindle can read my book for free.  After that, Amazon will pluck the book out of their e-book shelves, up until the point where the readers buy the book.

Advantage: people who read the book may like it and pass it along, telling everyone they know about the book.

Disadvantage: people may read it, not like it, and not buy it.

It's a risk I'll have to take, I guess.

This is a flyer ... at least a temporary flyer.  I'm not sure I'm done with design yet.  I"m also not sure if I want three days, or blow all five at once.

And why these dates?  Because those are the last days, and the day after, DragonCon, in Atlanta.  You could say they're a target demographic. :)

You could ask -- why not hold out for New York Comic Con?  Because I get 5 days every 3 months.  July, August, September are the first three.  NYCC is in October, so that would be the next round.

If you're wondering what the dates are -- here. If you've got a Kindle, mark the dates.

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