Friday, January 23, 2015
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Why would I, or any author, do this? Some people call it a "loss leader" for a series, where you give the first book away, then hope it will lead to sales of the rest of the series. However, my reasons are even simpler. I want to save my readers money. That's right; I care about my readers.
So here is the deal. If I charge what Amazon thinks I should be charging, which is $2.99 per book (anything lower and the author is penalized %50 in royalties) then it will cost you $6 for the first two books. If I sold each book for a more reasonable $1.99, it would cost you about $4 for the first two books, which isn't bad, but due to the penalties mentioned above, I would earn only $1.40 in royalties. However, by making the first book free, and leaving the second book at $2.99, you will get two books for $3, and I make about $2 in royalties.
So in a nutshell, you save 25% on your 2-book purchase and I make 30% more in royalties. That's what I call a win-win scenario. The additional benefit for you, is by giving you the first book for free, in a real sense you get to "try it before you buy it." So now we are up to a win-win-win scenario, and I'd better stop there, before reality implodes. ;)
If you are interested in trying out a new dystopian science fiction series that has no zombies (sorry) then go to my website for the book links. www.JosephRhea.com
My thanks to the several thousand people who have already taken me up on this deal, and also the several hundred who have purchased the second book, Novum: Exile already. Maybe this is working as a loss-leader after all, which makes it a win-win-win-win...(stopping now!) ;)
Sunday, December 21, 2014
Finally figured out how to add a "Books" tab to my Facebook page so that people can buy my books directly from Amazon, without having to go through my website The links also show editorial and customer reviews. Sweet deal!
I learned how to add the book tab here: http://self-publishingforbeginners.blogspot.com/2013/06/how-to-add-amazon-store-to-your.html
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Cyberdrome (was $5.99, now $4.99)
Novum (was $2.99, now $0.99)
Novum: Exile (was $2.99, now $0.99)
This is for all ebooks from all distributors (Amazon, Apple, Sony, etc) all over the world.
Go to http://JosephRhea.com/books
Monday, November 3, 2014
I'm taking advantage of a rare two hour writing window tonight to officially start the 3rd book in my scifi series, Novum. It will be called Novum: Rubicon and it involves a long and dangerous journey into the unknown for the crew of the Rogue Wave.
I'm actually hoping to make this the beginning of my own version of #NaNoWriMo ( National Novel Writing Month ) where I will attempt to complete this 30k word novella in one month.
That's about three times faster than my normal so it's probably not doable with my schedule, but I will make a valiant effort. Wish me luck.