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Do Ebook Preorders Work? Part 2
A few months ago I wrote a blog post about preorders . I experimented with three preorder titles, curious as to how they'd perform. Here are some of the topics I addressed back then, and my results. 1. Deadlines.  I wanted to light a fire under my ass and g...

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Last Call is Released!
LAST CALL by JA Konrath Now Available My tenth (and last?) Jack Daniels thriller, LAST CALL, is available today in ebook and paper . Fans have been waiting over two years for this conclusion to the Jack Daniels/Luther Kite story. It was a lot of fun to writ...

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Chasing Publishing Trends
It's never wise to chase fads or trends, because by the time you get a product to market, it may be over and you've missed the bandwagon. Unless the product is a book and you self-publish. Then you can write, edit, create cover art, and get three books live...

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Whenever I have a chance to bend Amazon's ear, I make a few pitches. The top three always are: I'd like to see cumulative sales figures, for both units and royalties, in KDP and Author Central reports. I'd like to be able to automatically split royalties wi...

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Self Publishing my First Audiobook
I'm pleased to announce that I've begun self-publishing audiobooks. My first, RUM RUNNER , is currently available. What took me so long to self-pub audio? It all began 30 years ago... When I was a sophomore in high school back in halcyon days of 1986, I was...

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Fisking Porter Anderson
There was so much bad information in this piece,  Books’ Prices and Writing’s Value: Careful What We Asked For?  by Porter Anderson, including cherry-picking a quote from me. Rather than respond in his comments I went ahead and fisked it. Porter's nonsense ...

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Harlequin Settles
In 2012, Ann Voss Peterson wrote a blog post about Harlequin’s contract terms. TL;DR - Harlequin allegedly leased ebook rights to a company that it also owned, which effectively reduced author royalties from 50% to 3% for contracts signed in 1990-2004. Seve...

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Do Ebook Preorders Work?
So I've been trying out Kindle preorder pages for some new books (including my latest horror thriller   WEBCAM , which launches today), experimenting to determine if this is a smart way to run my self-publishing business. Here are the pros and cons I've enc...

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So my new Jack Kilborn horror novel, WEBCAM, comes out in a few days. It involves a maniac stalking models on the website . For fun, I asked my web designer to put something on that URL. Check it out. :)

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New JA Konrath Preorder
In my last post, I told you I'm experimenting with ebook pricing . My results have been surprising, to say the least. If you've been a long time follower of this blog, you know that way back in 2009 I advocated for $0.99 ebooks. Years passed, and I pushed p...
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