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Have you voted yet for your favorites in BigAl's Books and Pals Readers' Choice Awards? Fear not. Voting continues until March 31.
You may have (ahem) voted for a certain novel in the contemporary fiction category, and I thank you for that down to my toes. But there are lots of other categories, and each vote gives you a greater chance in the drawing for a $50 Amazon gift card.
In one corner, you have the fully-bearded JA Konrath, preaching to the Indie masses to make their books more affordable in hopes they can sell more of them, therefore increasing their income. In the other corner, wearing a goatee befitting an evil mastermind, you have Stephen Hise.
Hise is trying a different approach. In fact – he’s going in exactly the opposite direction. Stephen Hise today announced he was raising the price of all available versions of his book UPGRADE, on Smashwords, to one million dollars. This makes UPGRADE the most expensive eBook in the world, obliterating the old record held by Nuclear Energy, now on sale at Amazon for a mere $6,232.00.
Asked why he raised the price so dramatically, Hise said, “I read an article by somebody or other who claimed that his sales actually increased after raising the price. I figured if I raised it high enough, I’d only need to sell a couple of copies—half dozen at best.”
To read the rest of my article, please visit Indies Unlimited here.
Well, here I am, trying something new. Honestly, I’m not sure WHAT I’m doing – all this technical stuff is beyond me and should be left to people who know better (like 8 year olds with iPhones).
But, here’s my shot at participating in a “Blog Hop.” I guess that’s like a pub crawl but with a lot less crawling and no pubs.
Just in case this works, I’ll say welcome to my blog. I have a warped and sarcastic sense of humor. I’m mildly opinionated and I have no problem saying what I’m thinking unless it might hurt someone’s feelings. I stay away from politics and religion, but dive head first into important subjects like hockey, Superbowl commercials and Sasquatch sightings. I enjoy walks on the beach, pretending I’m Commissioner of the NHL, traveling, and seeing my books in print.
If you enjoy satire, please take a look around. I’d especially like to suggest “The American Robin: Hatched from Evil”, “Well Shiver Me Two by Fours”, or “Lollipop Lollipop Please Make that Commercial STOP”.
I hope you enjoy my blog!
“The Kiss of Night” book cover is up for a Sassy Brit award! Please go to their site, and on the right, please check the box next to #5 – The Kiss of Night, then click on the Vote button just below the 10 entries. THANK YOU!!!
It’s super easy and you don’t have to log in or become a member or anything like that. It just takes 2 clicks and you’re done!
If you’d like to see the book covers up for the award, you can watch the Sassy Brit’s video here: http://youtu.be/z2yIVO9EX_0
If you want to skip the video and just see the cover for “The Kiss of Night,” that can be viewed here: http://www.agentnight.com/KissofNight.htm or below.
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