It’s been roughly six years since I published my first paperback – The Betrayed. Although I’ve published books before (technical stuff) in digital format, my official entry into the world of independent authoring, the way people perceive it, started in 2012.
In the past six years, I had a chance to release seven novels, with another five books, bearing my name out either as a primary author or a co-author, also seeing the light of the day in that same period. A nice dozen. That’s a sizable volume of publications, and I believe I can share some of the lessons and insights I’ve learned since.
Like many an independent author, I was surprised by the (somewhat) unexpected and for me, rather ill-timed, announcement that CreateSpace would cease its professional services offering. This inopportune change coincided with my imminent decision to publish another book. All of a sudden, I was left in a lurch. Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) was suggested as an alternative, but it’s mostly self work, whereas I really wanted someone else to do the actual editing piece for me. So what now?
My main website, the super-mega-awesome tech blog dedoimedo.com, is turning twelve next week. To commemorate this fine date, I am most benevolently giving away some (more) free books. Amazon Kindle stuff.
It’s the end of the year as we know it, it’s the end of the year as we know it, and I feel benevolent. Commencing December 18 through December 31, ALL of my Kindle format books will be free for grabs on Amazon. D’you hear? All of them! Different books on different days, but in essence, you get two full weeks of free giveaways. Now that is what I call a holiday gift.
Let us have some pre-holidays holiday festivities! Next week, Friday to Sunday, November 24 from midnight till November 26 11pm (2300 hours), The Betrayed, the first book in The Lost Words series, will be available at a nice, discounted price of only USD0.99. This is a very neat 67% saving compared to the original tag, so you may want to pencil the dates down and take advantage of this nifty little Kindle Countdown Deal.
Ladies, gentlemen, zombies et al, it’s alive, it’s alive! Decay, it’s out there. Both paperback and Kindle editions are available, affordably and justly priced. Decay is a first-person zombie-themed novella, told from the perspective of a zombie. Hopefully, it justifies the narrative and the theme.
Benevolence, that’s my middle name. Well, more correctly, it’s Goatlover, but you get the gist. My main blog, dedoimedo.com, celebrates its 11th birthday this week. Hence me, hence gifts, hence the title. Free Amazon goodies. Read on, me hearties.
Ladies, gentlemen and shapeshifting teen werewolves, The Betrayed, the first book in The Lost Words series, will be available for zero-cost e-book grabs between April 10 and April 14, included. The clock beginneth at the stroke of midnight, Pacific Time. So if you don’t own a Kindle copy just yet, this is your chance.
Rejoice! ‘Tis the holiday season, and I am feeling ultra-uber-benevolent. Over the next two weeks, no less than five different titles of my fantasy repertoire will be free for grabs on Amazon Kindle. Anywhere between 2-3 days, each book will star with zero cost, up for grabs. You should, plus review the books, because you never know when a new contest will come up, and that means gadgets and prizes.
Kind of confusing, do you geddit. Do you? Anyhow, the latest SFFWorld.com anthology, You Are Here – Tales of Carthographic Wonders has been officially released, and you can merrily find it on Amazon. This one features 18 stories, one of which is mine – called Forward, as I’ve already hinted in my article from just a few days ago. So please, help yourselves, and I truly hope you enjoy it. P.S. And a teaser story for this anthology is out there, too! Title? A Tale of Guns and Goats and Velvet Coats. Yes, go read it. For free. More details coming soon.