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A Newbie's Guide To Publishing · 11M ago

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 re...
Chris Tryon
Chris  Good job! Deadlines definitely motivate me. Although I am not a huge fan of stress. The excitement of accomplishing something is certainly worth it...most of the time ;)
A Newbie's Guide To Publishing · 11M ago

Last Call is Released!

LAST CALL by JA Konrath Now AvailableMy 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 ...
A Newbie's Guide To Publishing · 11M ago

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 book...
A Newbie's Guide To Publishing · 11M ago

Permafree

Whenever I have a chance to bend Amazon's ear, I make a few pitches. The top three always ...
A Newbie's Guide To Publishing · 1Y ago

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 Newbie's Guide To Publishing · 1Y ago

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 respo...
A Newbie's Guide To Publishing · 1Y ago

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 auth...
A Newbie's Guide To Publishing · 1Y ago

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'v...
A Newbie's Guide To Publishing · 1Y ago

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.HotSororityGirlsLive.com.For fun, I asked my web designer to put ...
A Newbie's Guide To Publishing · 1Y ago

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 pushe...