Since Second Chance Romance is distributed to the world minus Amazon via Smashwords for free, Amazon said it was doing a price match.
So, Second Chance is Free on Amazon.
And I have it categorized as Erotica. Therefore, I got 10,000+ downloads yesterday. Another thousand this morning. It was #1 in Erotica, and #17 on the Kindle list.
I can’t check what it is this morning because I’m refusing to look. I’m refusing to look because I don’t know if there are new reviews. I dont’ want to read reviews. I’m more or less happy with the book. I don’t know what others will think of it. I don’t what people will think of it being listed as erotic. There are three or four sex scenes and one of those is anal.
I think that reviews will hurt me, but they do. I take them personally. I am disappointed when people say they don’t like it. And I don’t want to be one of those authors that goes crazy and starts yelling about negative reviews. So I’m not going to look.
It’s been a weird day for me. Summer Fling and Complications over Coffee are up as well. Not huge, like 20 books each, but that’s more than I usually get in a month.
I haven’t seen an uptick on blog traffic either. We will see in the next few weeks what happens.
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My library got digital borrowing today. Went on, found two books, plugged in my Kobo e-reader.
It connects then disconnects. Now it is stuck in a loop of rebooting.
I called Kobo, they are sending me a package to send it to them. 5-10 days to get here, 5-10 days back to them, X days to get fixed, aother 5-10 days to get shipped. I have no idea when I’ll get it back. (BTW they have great cusyomer service).
F M L.
I’m alternating between anger, incredulousness and wanting to cry.
Seriously Kobo? I’m hoping once the battery dies, it will magically get fixed that way. i’m also going to check forums today and see if anyone has had the same issue and a fix.
Happy First Day of Spring Break.
Corey has gone live.(Click those words if you are as excited as me, it’ll take you to the buy page on Smashwords).
It feels a bit anti-climactic for me, after having spent several months with him. I’m a little sad to let him go, I loved writing this book. Twice. I wrote his story, started editing, and then had a better idea.
You can grab the book on Smashwords. Amazon takes a few days but I’ll post the link when it comes.
The short description:
Nicole received the news seven months ago: men are cheating scum. Corey has lived apart from others until he met Mandy Green, who has taken his confession for a family to heart. While Nicole struggles to finalize her divorce, find a job. Corey struggles with a hold on bachelor hood and his temper. Will Nicole and Corey keep their lives untangled? Or will they let their lives get complicated?
The long one is on Smashwords and Amazon.
I hope you all love Corey as much as I do.
Stay tuned I have ways for you to obtain a free copy (limited promotion probably the first weeks of March, 2011). 🙂 Or a free copy of a short story of after Complications.
Novelr gives me such great reading material. Like Michael Stackpole writing about writer’s whining about ebooks not paying enough.
I can go into a bookstore and buy a hard cover for $20-$30 (let’s say, probably more). Author gets their pittance of like $5 from that. The same book as an electronic is $12 which returns a little less to the author and sells less because the pricing doesn’t make sense.
I can buy electronically from Smashwords, Amazon and Kobo: 20ish books at 99 cents, 10 books at 1.99, or 6-7 books at 2.99 for the same $20. For even par on entertainment value, i’m going with at least 7 books giving me many hours of enjoyment rather than three or four for my $20. (The same goes for movies except moives are far less quality these days).
If I pay a few bucks for your work, like it, I’ll go find your back list.
Oh sorry traditionally published authors you don’t have your back list available?
What’s that it will take your publisher years to get the new title out?
I’ve moved on to someone who is producing faster.
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So I guess I found this via Free online novels. Which explains a lot since the site doesn’t do descriptions. The book is called Pirate’s Angel by Robyn Crane (more about her in a minute). I downloaded the rtf and used calibre to make it an epub.
After reading the first three or four chapter I nearly deleted the whole thing.
The “hero” is a pirate who kills several people in front of the heroine.
Yep, I was done. I had trouble getting to where he could come back from that and make me “love” him.
Then, he pretty much rapes her. Which killed the romance for me. Sorry Ms. Crane. No matter how turned on I was while asleep, when I wake up and find the pirate murderer fucking me and I say “Stop” and he keeps going, I don`t try to enjoy myself. I cry, scream and am unhappy.
So as a romance I find it a failure for me.
There were some good moments, the rape notwithstanding. I pretend that it didn`t happen for the rest of the novel for the sake of the characters. The writing could have used a polish, but overall not terrible.
In writing this review I went to Robyn Crane`s website. I read her lovely dialog with an editor who wanted to contract for her book. The exchange shows nicely why most indies want to be independent. We don`t want someone else telling us how our book should be written. So I might grab her other stuff for reading later.
Bonus: Smart Bitches want to know if you read self-pubbed works. Note: the blurb does not reflect all self-published works. Or hopefully many. How did he get on fictionwise anyway
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