Happy Fourth of July weekend! This weekend, I’m celebrating the birth of our country (and mine) with an Amazon Countdown Sale on Sudden Mission.
Starting July 1, the ebook edition of Sudden Mission goes on sale for $0.99. That price last until July 3, when the price goes to $1.99. On July 5, the price goes back to $2.99.
You need to act fast to get the best price. Tell your friends and neighbors. Tell people on the street.
Hit this link for Sudden Mission. You can buy it as a gift or for yourself. Go crazy!
I’ve been working with some marketing people and trying different promotions on Amazon for Sudden Mission and Nasty Leftovers. As I move to the finish line on the third book, I want to have a stronger showing in the first two. While they have done well at times on Amazon, sales on the other e-book vendors have been abysmal. So, I had to come to a decision.
As of today, both books are only available, exclusively, on Amazon. Much as I wanted to have an open market for the books, it just wasn’t going to work.
There is a benefit for the reader, though. Via the KDP Select program, folks with Kindles and the Kindle app–along with an Amazon Prime or subscription account–can get and read both books for no added cost. That is in the Kindle Unlimited program that is part of KDP Select. You can still order your own e-book copy for $2.99, or the paperback (through a local bookstore or Amazon and shipped from Ingram Spark). But, if you want to just check it out and read it, that works, too. You can even lend a copy to a friend through the lending library feature.
I do have an option to opt out of the KDP Select in about 30 days. I do not expect that to happen.
I hope I’m not disappointing anyone. Amazon is what works and that’s where I have to take it. Thanks for your support.
Christian Fiction Summer Sale
I’m participating in a promotion with a number of other authors in a Christian Fiction Summer Sale. I put Sudden Mission in and it will be available for $0.99 for the next week in all the outlets.
Christian Fiction Summer Sale
Some of the authors are former Vox Dei and have either found new publishers or are self-publishing now. This promotion should help us all build some sales over the next week.
Some of the books are only on sale on Amazon. Sudden Mission is on sale on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBook, and Kobo. The 14 titles cover many different topics, but all have strong, Christian-based stories. If you already have Sudden Mission, pass this on to friends and family who are interested. Check out the other books, too. I bet you’ll find some great summer reads there at a great price.
Don’t forget to check out my reading of Nasty Leftovers at Auntie’s Bookstore in downtown Spokane on Sept. 15, and the Montana Book Festival in Missoula, MT, Sept. 21-25. See the Events page for details.
I recently took a short story, Mars in the Middle, out of the trunk and rewrote it. I put the story in first person, punched up the narrative and dialog , fixed the ending, and submitted it to an interesting market. We’ll see what happens.
Stay tuned, and keep writing.
I set up an Amazon Giveaway for Sudden Mission and it is live now. It will expire in 10 days. Here is the link to the giveaway. Share it with friends.
Amazon (No longer active)
There are three e-books in the giveaway and I hope they all are awarded. I tried this once before, but it didn’t work the way I thought. We’ll see what happens this time.
If you already have Sudden Mission in e-book, that’s okay. You can share this with someone else. Or if you win, you can gift it to a friend or relative.
(Thanks to all who participated and shared. This worked pretty well.)
Sudden Mission goes on sale for $0.99 today (or tonight or tomorrow, depending on when the price kicks in) on Amazon, Kobo, Nook, and iBooks! This price promo is good through Wednesday morning, July 27. Again, that depends on time zones and how quickly the price change takes on the various vendors.
If you’ve held off getting started in the Spirit Missions series, now is the time to jump in. Or, if you already got one or both books, now is a good time to gift Sudden Mission to friends, relatives, or complete strangers who might like to read it.
As mentioned in earlier posts, if you read it, leave a review or rating where you got it. Reviews or ratings are very important these days and help get a book in front of more people.
Enjoy! Keep checking back for a possible promotion for Nasty Leftovers.