538 + 296 = Zero

Out of curiosity, I’ll just check my Smashwords dashboard…

Hmm, Book One, 538 copies sold.
538 downloads

Book Two, 296 copies sold.
296 downloads

Reviews:
Book One, one review from a supporting author when it was first released.
Book Two, no reviews.

There’s nothing to see here. I can go about my business. Move along, move along…
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Self-publishers ARE the new industry

The record industry killed the cheap single. Apple iTunes’ 99-cent “a la carte” MP3’s filled the vacuum.

The traditional publishing industry raised the price of paperbacks. Amazon’s low-priced e-books filled the vacuum.

 

 

David Gaughran

There’s a lot of talk at the moment that cheap books are destroying the industry.

In traditional publishing circles especially, fingers are being pointed at self-publishers (and their chief enablers, Amazon), who stand accused of encouraging a race to the bottom, of devaluing books, and training readers to pay ever-cheaper amounts – making the whole book business unsustainable.

Today, I have a guest post from Ed Robertson – author of Breakers and Melt Down – which takes issue with that view. His logic is compelling, based on a historical look at book prices. This is really worth the read:

Self-Publishers Aren’t Killing The Industry, They’re Saving It

I’m a self-publisher. An indie author. Whatever you want to call me. I’ve read many articles about how self-publishers are killing the book industry. I’ve heard it from big publishing houses. From the president of the Author’s Guild. From traditionally published novelists and agents…

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Vampire’s Confession: Free Short Story on Smashwords

I try to get through to you, in my own special way

My short story The Vampire’s Confession: Truth Or Con Sequences is free on Smashwords.

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My blog turns two

Today, Oct. 16th, is the two-year anniversary of my Vampire Syndrome blog. And thanks to the magic of YouTube, I can invite Beth Gibbons to sing at my blog’s “birthday party.” 😎

“For time is but a memory”

I am thrilled to announce that Vampire Syndrome will be a featured title during Fangs And Hearts Week, October 24-31 on Emily Guido.com 😀

This is my blog’s birthday, but you get a present. Click here, log in (or register for free first), enter code RC29W and pick up your free copy of Vampire Syndrome. This promo code is good now through November 4th. 🙂

A big thank you to all my readers!