Big changes are afoot in the e-book world. Apple is heavily rumored to announce a new publishing tool this week (a “GarageBand for e-books“). And Amazon has declared its new KDP Select program for Kindle books to be a huge success: Amazon Prime customers “borrowed” 295,000 e-books in December.
I’ve made Storyteller Uprising available on a multiplicity of e-book platforms, but by and far, the best-selling one has been on Amazon through the Kindle. So I’ve decided to give Amazon an e-book exclusive for the next 90 days and try out KDP Select. This means that anyone who has an Amazon Prime membership can borrow it for free. But wait, there’s more!
I also have the freedom to set the purchase price of my e-book to “Free” a certain number of times during that period. So to commemorate a successful expedition to the Consumer Electronics Show, my appearance on KING 5 TV’s New Day Northwest today, and maybe all the snow we’re going to get this week in Seattle, you can now buy the Kindle edition of Storyteller Uprising for free, until midnight on Wednesday, January 19th, Pacific Time.
Update: Here’s my New Day Northwest appearance, where we also mention the giveaway
What do I get in return? Hopefully a spike in numbers of people interested in reading my book, some more online reviews, and word-of-mouth to encourage others to read it even after the promotion period ends. Remember, you can always buy a hard copy of the book at Amazon or the independently-run University Book Store.