Montag, 19. Dezember 2011

The Kindle tactic...

This is the plan...

  Amazon have suggested an idea that the boss of Night thinks is a good idea.

I do too, as it turns out.

  We give Amazon three months exclusive access to my book, (Division of the Damned, in case you didn't know) and they give me, (well, Night publishing) five days of promotion per month, for those three months.

  Sounds a dream as Amazon are by far the biggest distributor of ebooks and promotion is something you just can't get enough of, right?

I wonder what this promotion entails though?

  Whatever, who am I to ask, Tim knows his stuff a lot better than me, it's in his interest to sell Division so I'll go along with it. Another author, Mike Church, author of the very funny, "Dayrealing", is on the programme now and he seems happy with it.

  If I'm honest, I'm just happy that "Division" is finally going to be out there and that it's being published by a firm I'm MORE than happy to be connected to. It really is the most supportive collection of writers I have ever known on the net.

  I've been lucky in my forays into the cyber world of writing. There are so many forums, writing websites and dubious publishers out there that are either full of self-important, bile fuelled idiots or out-and-out rip off merchants, that it's hard to know where to go? To actually have found a, "community" of like-minded individuals like Night, AND that it's a money making business, is actually very lucky indeed... take my word for it.
(BTW, how I despise that word, "Community". It's been so over-used by rioting Chavs talking about how their communities rose up against the police etc etc. that it makes me squirm to have to use it. I hate it but it's the only one that makes sense so deal with it)

  After a very, very brief dalliance with Authonomy, the Harper-Collins peer critic website, (you give me a good review and I'll do it for you), I moved on.  A lot of people on Night like Authonomy but I didn't. The forum is jam-packed with angry, unsatisfied souls whose arrogance and rudeness is eclipsed only by their sycophantic ravings about how good Harper-Collins is.

  However, that's where the bad times stopped. I landed next at Struggling Authors, which moved nicely on to Night. How lucky is that then?

  This is a bit of a pants post, I know. However, after the initial part about Amazon I had nothing more to say, so I wibbled a bit.

  OK, as you were.

Take it easy.

Reg. ;-)

5 Kommentare:

Tee hat gesagt…

Wibble away my little bit of Welsh lamb. All true by the way.......
I will even forgive for the jibe about Arsenal and Man City.... Spit Spit !!

R.R.Jones hat gesagt…

Yuck yuck yuck...

Mike Church hat gesagt…

Yes, Reggie, "Mike Church is very happy"... but he'll be even happier when he sees you breaking, let's say, the Top 1000.

It's great to be published, of course, but your book deserves much more than "just" that...

I agree: Night is wonderful and I sincerely hope this is just the beginning of a long relationship!

By the way, what class of bot checker have you employed for your site?! It's asking me to type "geyhbac"

R.R.Jones hat gesagt…

"geyhbac", the ancient Andalusian word that roughly translated means, "Man who ogles whips and wears a gimp suit" is a very noble word to be bot-checked with indeed Mike.
Thanks for dropping by dude.

mummy christmas hat gesagt…

I wonder what it meant ...... smiling