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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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Thanks for taking the time and effort to experiment, and then for being so generous about sharing the results.
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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...
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 cov...
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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...
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...
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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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Webcam
So my new Jack Kilborn horror novel, WEBCAM, comes out in a few days. It involves a maniac stalking models on the website www.HotSororityGirls.com . For fun, I asked my web designer to put something on that URL. Check it out. :)
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Fisking Lee Child
I like Lee Child. He's a generous guy, pleasant, smart, and a decent writer. But Lee has aligned himself with the pinheads of Authors United , and though his views differ enough to be considered on their own merits rather than instantly dismissable like the...
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Child writes about guns the way a virgin writes about sex.  Good blog, though.
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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...
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 s...
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Permafree
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...
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 t...
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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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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...
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 ...
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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...
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 ...
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More Advantages to Self-Publishing
Today my ninth Jack Daniels novel,  RUM RUNNER , launches. Incredibly, I haven't released a solo book since 2010, when SHAKEN came out. Got to say, it feels good. And I'm not done with Jack yet. Which brings me to this blog post. On this blog, I've written ...
Today my ninth Jack Daniels novel, RUM RUNNER, launches. Incredibly, I haven't released a solo book since 2010, when SHAKEN came out. Got to say, it feels good. And I'm not done with Jack yet. Which brings me to this blog pos...
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