One of my short stories, The Prank, which was included in Stories from Arisa, is now in a free anthology titled Through the Suffering of Others. It’s a strong collection put together by J.R. Karlsson and features stories written by some great indie authors, including bestsellers like Lindsay Buroker and Tony Healey. The best part is that it’s free. Right now, it’s simply a downloadable Epub and MOBI file , but hopefully Amazon et al will soon stock it and let J.R. put it out for free.
Here’s the link which also has a description of the included stories.
Through the Suffering of Others
I hate to do this, but I’m going to have to. The thing is, of my sales, well over 95% of them have come through Amazon. I don’t like being limited to a single distribution hub, but by the same token, I can’t overlook the influence Amazon has on the ebook marketplace. Or the promotion and marketing they offer to ebooks sold exclusively through their website.
For now, I’m going to make A Warrior’s Path exclusive to Amazon once again (A Warrior’s Knowledge currently is as well). I’m making this decision based on prior history. There was a prior period of time when A Warrior’s Path was in the Kindle Select Program (exclusive), and it seemed to sell better than it did after I made it available on Nook, Kobo, and Smashwords i.e. selling it through multiple sites didn’t make up for the seemingly lost sales when I took the book out of the Kindle Select Program.
We’ll see how it works out…
Or another one of my genius marketing ploys to essentially give away the book. Here’s the link to the site helping me promote sales:
Free Kindle Books & Tips
I’m waiting on the final edits from my editor, so in the meantime, I thought I’d learn Scrivener. What an elegant piece of software. It’ll making organizing volume 3 so much easier.
Oh yeah. And I have a discount on A Warrior’s Path running. It started today and goes through Jan. 5th. It’s already been a phenomenal success in terms of increasing the visibility of the book. Here’s my current Amazon sales rankings:
It’s been a fun day!
Here’s the link to the print edition of Stories from Arisa.
I enjoyed writing these stories quite a lot, but now it’s on to finish book 2.
I just got the final edits back, so hopefully the e-book version of Stories from Arisa will be ready by this weekend. BTW, here’s the nearly finalized cover art:
Here’s the pencil sketch for my short story collection, Stories from Arisa:
Once the coloring is done and my editor sends me the final markups, I’m hoping to have the collection out sometime next week.
Right now, there are four stories. First is Received Wisdom, a story featuring Li-Dirge, describing how he becomes the SarpanKum of the Eastern Plague.
Next is The Prank, a story from Rukh’s time at the House of Fire and Mirrors, one of the two Kumma martial academies in Ashoka. Keemo features prominently in this one, and I was glad to write him again. Though his screen time in A Warrior’s Path was short, he was always one of my favorite characters.
Then comes A Lesson Learned. It’s a tale about murder in Ashoka.
Finally there’s The Missing Diamond, a story about an arrogant Cherid who loses a priceless diamond. Lieutenant Rector Bryce has to catch the thief.
I’m also including the prologue and Chapter 1 of A Warrior’s Knowledge. For those who don’t remember every detail of Arisa – which includes me on most days – I’m also including a glossary at the end.
For the next five days, A Warrior’s Path is on sale on Amazon.
Also, sign-in to Goodreads and enter a chance to win a signed print edition of A Warrior’s Path. I’m giving away three copies and the contest ends on June 29th. Just follow the link to the Goodreads Giveaway.
Whoops! Forgot to mention that I temporarily dropped the price on A Warrior’s Path to $0.99. The price is good through Tuesday.
Just reminding anyone who might be interested that starting today, April 27th, A Warrior’s Path is discounted to $0.99 as part of Amazon’s Daily Deals. Three days later the price rises to $2.99, and then three days later, on the evening of May 3rd, the price goes back to normal.
Again, I know people who visit this site have already purchased the book, but if you know of anyone who might enjoy it, please let them know about the promo deal.