Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Announcing "Name Your Price" Edition E-Books!

One of the hardest things for an independent author to accomplish is making a name for themselves. Sure, they write books and they put them out there for people to buy. Friends and family might buy a copy of a book and they might read it. But overall, it's a lottery in finding success with lots of sales and unknown readers that in turn buy other books by the author.

There are several ways authors try to improve their sales. They advertise on Facebook and other places for people to buy their book(s). They regularly write on a blog, giving information to potential readers. They're active in the Twitter community. They offer a book for free for a limited time. They keep writing book after book, letting those speak for themselves and be their marketing.

There are a lot of options. And some authors find success with one way of doing it. But most don't. The best books might never be read and the worst can be bestsellers.

I've tried a lot of things over the years to improve my book sales. None have set the world on fire. But does that mean I quit trying?

No way. I keep writing and putting out stories. And I find different ways to market my books.

And that includes today. I've decided to add a section to the site called Name Your Price Edition E-Books. Currently, only The Permanent Man - The Complete First Season is available on the page. But more are to come!

How does it work?

Directly from the page, you can download the book of your choice for free. That's right. No cost. It's yours. They are available in EPUB, MOBI, and PDF formats. Before, during, or after reading the book, you can choose to pay me (through PayPal) the value of the book to you. So, you could not pay me at all. And that's fine. Or you can pay me. That's much better!

Either way, the choice is yours.

I'm doing this as another way to promote my books. The offer is valid only through my site. My hope is that this way of selling the book gives me more exposure over time and eventually leads to loyal readers. And I assume the loyal readers will be those who choose to pay me for the hard work that went in to entertaining them.

So what are you waiting for? The Permanent Man - The Complete First Season is available now. Name your price!