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My ebook sampler collection is free today

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I don't know if I've ever mentioned it on here before or not, but I self-publish my own original fiction.

Right now, I've got a sampler for free on Amazon (just 'til the end of today) that includes the first story in the four different series that I've started. All except the last are fantasy/sci-fi dealing with heroes of one kind or another.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AAJ4AWU#_

You don't need a Kindle to read it. There's a free Kindle for PC program.
 

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Awesome dude! I've seen your Amazon page before and I purchased the first Blackjack Jill story, I should read it.
 

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Good luck to you! I've considered adapting a couple of my scripts to novels and self publishing through Amazon. How has it worked for you so far?
 

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Q2 said:
Good luck to you!

Thanks! :) I managed to get up to #91 in one of the free categories earlier this afternoon (making it onto a top-100 list), but I can't seem to find it now.

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How has it worked for you so far?

Mixed. I started by pricing my stories higher, based on word count (following a suggestion from Dean Wesley Smith in one of his blog posts). I later reduced the short stories to 99 cents, and the collections were priced at $2.99. I have since raised the prices again, but I'll probably lower some of them again.

I'm torn between reducing the shorts to 99 cents to boost sales and leaving them at where they are (so I can make more than 35 cents on each sale).

I've intentionally priced the "Blackjack Jill" stories higher - not just so they'll qualify for the 70% royalty rate, but because, starting with the second story, it gets a lot more adult in content, so I figured $2.99 might dissuade kids from buying them.

It's a balancing act, and I'm likely being hurt by not having eye-catching covers. I can't draw, so I've relied on doing bare plain-text covers. It's probably costing me sales, but I can't see myself spending money on a cover for a story that will net me less than a dollar per sale.

I did receive my first royalty payment from Amazon a short while ago. It's not much, but I might consider springing for a drawn cover for "Becoming a Hero: The Complete Collection".
 
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