As many of you already know, earlier this year my book Skyland Book I: Abominations came to rest quietly on the digital shelves. Now, it needs your help. I need your help. After some… uh… disagreements over distribution in the Smashwords catalogue – which distributes to all the major online ebook retailers – Skyland was published separately to Amazon, which accepts public domain books like mine.
Amazon is an important place for authors. It’s one of the biggest online marketplaces for books and a recognized and convenient marketplace for readers, reviewers, and vendors alike. One-click shopping, ranking algorithms, and also-bought recommendations give books a much wider reach and a chance to stand out in the chaos and also give readers a good chance of finding things they like. I like Amazon. But I also like my ebooks free.
With Skyland still free on Smashwords, Amazon’s price matching magic should make it free in their catalogue too. However, their magic can be slow. Of course, authors can report lower prices themselves, but this doesn’t always speed things up and sometimes result in the book being removed completely! My hope is that more voices mean more of a response. What brings more weight to the argument is if readers do this as well.
1. Go to Skyland‘s page on Amazon.
2. Scroll down Product Details
3. Click on Tell us about a lower price.
4. Input the address of Skyland’s Smashwords page and the price of $0.00
5. Feel good about helping an indie author!
With Skyland Book II fast approaching, I’m eager to resolve all publishing problems. Publishing (at least, doing it well!) sure as hell isn’t easy sometimes – especially when you like to rock the boat. That’s why I’m offering my eternal gratitude to anyone who can take a couple minutes and do this! You can help out with just a few clicks……
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P.S. For the moment, it’s Skyland that I really want to go free because Book II is on its way, BUT if you have a few extra minutes and are in need of extra good karma you can let Amazon know that my other titles are free too!