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(Amazon)   My latest book is historical fiction. Steal some history for 99 cents   (amazon.com) divider line 18
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2013-02-01 03:39:18 PM  
No offense, but a 36 page short story isn't worth a buck. Even for a Farker. But I see it's Prime eligible so I'll keep it in mind.
 
2013-02-01 04:38:59 PM  
I'll sample out of courtesy, but that book description could really use some work.
 
2013-02-01 04:56:10 PM  

Gig103: No offense, but a 36 page short story isn't worth a buck. Even for a Farker. But I see it's Prime eligible so I'll keep it in mind.


Yes, it's marketed as a novella. 99 cents is as cheap as Amazon will let me price it. My full length novels are 200+ pages and run $2.99.
 
2013-02-01 04:57:02 PM  

Jubeebee: I'll sample out of courtesy, but that book description could really use some work.


Well, I'm open to any suggestions. And thanks for taking a look.
 
2013-02-01 04:59:59 PM  

Ernie the Fork: Gig103: No offense, but a 36 page short story isn't worth a buck. Even for a Farker. But I see it's Prime eligible so I'll keep it in mind.

Yes, it's marketed as a novella. 99 cents is as cheap as Amazon will let me price it. My full length novels are 200+ pages and run $2.99.


Post a snippet here...
 
2013-02-01 05:00:34 PM  
Here's the slightly more detailed description from my website www.jericlaing.com:

Madness at the edge of the world. Greed at the heart of England.
The lost Franklin expedition, an endeavor by the British to find the fabled Northwest Passage, damned before they ever left port.
 
2013-02-01 05:08:17 PM  

Altair: Ernie the Fork: Gig103: No offense, but a 36 page short story isn't worth a buck. Even for a Farker. But I see it's Prime eligible so I'll keep it in mind.

Yes, it's marketed as a novella. 99 cents is as cheap as Amazon will let me price it. My full length novels are 200+ pages and run $2.99.

Post a snippet here...


Englishmen, they were nine in number, although just the morning before they had been ten. The most recently deceased man, David Young, he had had been left where he had fallen. The party stood over him briefly. They possessed neither the strength to bury his remains nor the capacity to ferry him along. Furthermore, they had their own miserable trek towards the same end to see finished. So then, the decision regarding what was to be done with their latest corpse was not even broached, much less debated.


His had not been a spectacular end. Not the heroic demise that had fired young Davey's fancy, the fire that had stoked his dreams, driving him to don his grandfather's handed-down explorer's cap. Davey had simply pitched face-first into a frozen drift and stirred no more.


The sky was a vast featureless dome of china white. Where the horizon exchanged firmament for terra firma, that demarcation was easily a matter of contention. Sprawling in every direction-as though the expanse had been swept clean by the hands of giants from another age-that land, that snow-scape tundra, offered neither sign nor trace of hope or direction; it was a vast and featureless promise of nothingness. In the middle of it all-insignificant and too quickly imperceptible from it all, lost both there and in the dark places of their own terrible thoughts-that small band of snow-blind men trudged across that barren hell, suffering bitterly to reach their shared destination: death.
 
2013-02-01 10:16:40 PM  

Jubeebee: I'll sample out of courtesy, but that book description could really use some work.


This.
 
2013-02-01 11:56:32 PM  

Ernie the Fork: Englishmen, they were nine in number, although just the morning before they had been ten. The most recently deceased man, David Young, he had had been left where he had fallen. The party stood over him briefly. They possessed neither the strength to bury his remains nor the capacity to ferry him along. Furthermore, they had their own miserable trek towards the same end to see finished. So then, the decision regarding what was to be done with their latest corpse was not even broached, much less debated.


Um... I hear the American Thinker guys when I read this.
 
2013-02-02 12:39:32 AM  

Ernie the Fork: The most recently deceased man, David Young, he had had been left where he had fallen.


I like the bit you posted as an example, but the, "he had had been" seems awkward.  Is this a typo?
 
2013-02-02 12:55:12 AM  

This Face Left Blank: Ernie the Fork: The most recently deceased man, David Young, he had had been left where he had fallen.

I like the bit you posted as an example, but the, "he had had been" seems awkward.  Is this a typo?


Oh dear lord, yes. Arrrgh! Thanks for pointing it out...all fixed.
 
2013-02-02 12:58:14 AM  

BarkingUnicorn: Ernie the Fork: Englishmen, they were nine in number, although just the morning before they had been ten. The most recently deceased man, David Young, he had had been left where he had fallen. The party stood over him briefly. They possessed neither the strength to bury his remains nor the capacity to ferry him along. Furthermore, they had their own miserable trek towards the same end to see finished. So then, the decision regarding what was to be done with their latest corpse was not even broached, much less debated.

Um... I hear the American Thinker guys when I read this.


No familiar. So is that a good thing or a bad thing or just a thing?
 
2013-02-02 01:11:05 AM  

Ernie the Fork: This Face Left Blank: Ernie the Fork: The most recently deceased man, David Young, he had had been left where he had fallen.

I like the bit you posted as an example, but the, "he had had been" seems awkward.  Is this a typo?

Oh dear lord, yes. Arrrgh! Thanks for pointing it out...all fixed.


Glad I could help.  I read that like ten times trying to figure out if it was me or you. :)
 
2013-02-02 01:09:09 PM  

Ernie the Fork: Gig103: No offense, but a 36 page short story isn't worth a buck. Even for a Farker. But I see it's Prime eligible so I'll keep it in mind.

Yes, it's marketed as a novella. 99 cents is as cheap as Amazon will let me price it. My full length novels are 200+ pages and run $2.99.


If you offer it for free elsewhere, sometimes Amazon will pricematch your story.  At least that's what I've heard but there seems to be no consistency for it, I have two short stories available for free on other services like Nook, iTunes, Smashwords, but they haven't caught up to it yet.  You might want to try that, having free short fiction can be used to get people interested in your longer work.
 
2013-02-02 03:01:12 PM  

Lumbar Puncture: Ernie the Fork: Gig103: No offense, but a 36 page short story isn't worth a buck. Even for a Farker. But I see it's Prime eligible so I'll keep it in mind.

Yes, it's marketed as a novella. 99 cents is as cheap as Amazon will let me price it. My full length novels are 200+ pages and run $2.99.

If you offer it for free elsewhere, sometimes Amazon will pricematch your story.  At least that's what I've heard but there seems to be no consistency for it, I have two short stories available for free on other services like Nook, iTunes, Smashwords, but they haven't caught up to it yet.  You might want to try that, having free short fiction can be used to get people interested in your longer work.


True, but I am signed up with KDP, which demands my work be exclusive with Amazon.

I can run free promos through Kindle, but having done a good deal of those last year, I think I'll hold off for a good while as I look into other means of marketing.
 
2013-02-02 06:42:37 PM  
I'll mention here this interview I just did as part of the novella's launch:

US: http://bit.ly/X2kAgd

UK: http://hbsauthorspotlight.blogspot.co.uk/
 
2013-02-04 08:48:15 AM  
Historical fiction is what I've been reading lately, mostly Edward Rutherfurd, i.e. Princes Of Ireland, Rebels Of Ireland, London
 
2013-02-04 10:37:40 AM  

Crewmannumber6: Historical fiction is what I've been reading lately, mostly Edward Rutherfurd, i.e. Princes Of Ireland, Rebels Of Ireland, London


I also have a thriller set in ancient Rome. The Night Watch. A serial killer is preying upon the gladiators.

While it is well-researched, I play a little fast and loose with history. Ya know, to make it a more spicy meatball.
 
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