Heartfelt thanks and a request for help from the community

I've got the sample on my Nook now. Looking forward to reading it tonight while I ride shotgun. I'm only a few chapters into the second Hunger Games book and might put it on hold if the reviews here can be trusted.

Bought. I'll review when I finish.

trichy wrote:

Now I just have to figure out how to link the Kindle and print versions...

That should happen automatically. If it doesn't, make sure you're logged in to the Amazon account you used to publish the book, and send a message to kdp-support here:

https://kdp.amazon.com/self-publishi...

under the "Product Page" category, one of the options is "Linking Print and Kindle Editions"

They'll get back to you via email and they're pretty quick about it.

trichy wrote:

The print version is available for sale on CreateSpace. The Amazon page should be up by Monday, which will allow for reviews and the like. Now I just have to figure out how to link the Kindle and print versions...

I'll be picking up the amazon copy this coming week. Just let us know when it is available!

Although the artwork hasn't gotten posted yet, the Amazon link is available!

So a question for you all. Right now, my book is listed on the CreateSpace and Amazon pages. There are three other sales channels available, CreateSpace Direct (which allows independent bookstores and book resellers to order copies), a distribution outlet for libraries and academic institutions, and a distribution outlet for bookstores and other online retailers. The problem is, my book has to be priced at at least $10.75 to be listed on these three outlets.

Do you all think that raising the price of the book from $9.99 to $10.99 would be a smart idea? I would gain access to a lot more distribution outlets, but I worry $10.99 is too much for a lot of people.

trichy wrote:

Although the artwork hasn't gotten posted yet, the Amazon link is available!

Awesome, bought!

trichy wrote:

So a question for you all. Right now, my book is listed on the CreateSpace and Amazon pages. There are three other sales channels available, CreateSpace Direct (which allows independent bookstores and book resellers to order copies), a distribution outlet for libraries and academic institutions, and a distribution outlet for bookstores and other online retailers. The problem is, my book has to be priced at at least $10.75 to be listed on these three outlets.

Do you all think that raising the price of the book from $9.99 to $10.99 would be a smart idea? I would gain access to a lot more distribution outlets, but I worry $10.99 is too much for a lot of people.

Hard one to answer. $9.99 has this psychological thing going for it and that vs more outlets... I think you covered as much as you need for now.
When sales are getting stagnant, go for the $10.99. Although it sounds counter intuitive...that's what I would do.

Sparhawk wrote:
trichy wrote:

So a question for you all. Right now, my book is listed on the CreateSpace and Amazon pages. There are three other sales channels available, CreateSpace Direct (which allows independent bookstores and book resellers to order copies), a distribution outlet for libraries and academic institutions, and a distribution outlet for bookstores and other online retailers. The problem is, my book has to be priced at at least $10.75 to be listed on these three outlets.

Do you all think that raising the price of the book from $9.99 to $10.99 would be a smart idea? I would gain access to a lot more distribution outlets, but I worry $10.99 is too much for a lot of people.

Hard one to answer. $9.99 has this psychological thing going for it and that vs more outlets... I think you covered as much as you need for now.
When sales are getting stagnant, go for the $10.99. Although it sounds counter intuitive...that's what I would do.

That's what I've decided as well. If sales do stagnate, or if someone expresses an interest in having it in their bookstore, I'll bump the price, but until then, I'll leave it at 9.99.

If $1 is the make or break for someone, then they got bigger problems to worry about than buying a book. I lose more in change per week than that.

The official release is midnight tonight! I've begun sending out my press releases for local papers, emails to people I think are interested, and broadcasting it through all of the usual social network channels.

Any help spreading the word would be greatly appreciated. Facebook, twitter, the stall at a rest stop bathroom, anything.

Sparhawk wrote:

I am working on that tiny belly I have! So you don't have to put that in the character description.
So, when can we drop by for a signing of a copy? (I will let you sign my Kindle.... )

Trichy should sign up to use Kindlegraph to sign the ebooks!

Katy wrote:
Sparhawk wrote:

I am working on that tiny belly I have! So you don't have to put that in the character description.
So, when can we drop by for a signing of a copy? (I will let you sign my Kindle.... )

Trichy should sign up to use Kindlegraph to sign the ebooks!

Not spirograph?

Just finished up a few days ago, I like that I knocked it over before the official release date.

Excellent book Trichy, great characters that I'm really looking forward to seeing in a sequel, make sure you keep us informed on when that'll be released!

Katy wrote:
Sparhawk wrote:

I am working on that tiny belly I have! So you don't have to put that in the character description.
So, when can we drop by for a signing of a copy? (I will let you sign my Kindle.... )

Trichy should sign up to use Kindlegraph to sign the ebooks!

Done. My book is listed on Kindlegraph. It might be a bit odd, but I'm down with signing my book for anyone who was kind enough to buy it!

trichy wrote:
Katy wrote:
Sparhawk wrote:

I am working on that tiny belly I have! So you don't have to put that in the character description.
So, when can we drop by for a signing of a copy? (I will let you sign my Kindle.... )

Trichy should sign up to use Kindlegraph to sign the ebooks!

Done. My book is listed on Kindlegraph. It might be a bit odd, but I'm down with signing my book for anyone who was kind enough to buy it!

Hey, that's a pretty cool feature! Request sent

Sparhawk wrote:
trichy wrote:
Katy wrote:
Sparhawk wrote:

I am working on that tiny belly I have! So you don't have to put that in the character description.
So, when can we drop by for a signing of a copy? (I will let you sign my Kindle.... )

Trichy should sign up to use Kindlegraph to sign the ebooks!

Done. My book is listed on Kindlegraph. It might be a bit odd, but I'm down with signing my book for anyone who was kind enough to buy it!

Hey, that's a pretty cool feature! Request sent :)

Done!

19 print copies, 26 Kindle copies, and 6 Nook copies sold yesterday, which is on top of the 28 Kindle, 3 print and 3 Nook copies that sold before the "official" release date. I'm pretty pleased with that for opening day numbers.

trichy wrote:

19 print copies, 26 Kindle copies, and 6 Nook copies sold yesterday, which is on top of the 28 Kindle, 3 print and 3 Nook copies that sold before the "official" release date. I'm pretty pleased with that for opening day numbers.

Congrats!
That's awesome!

That should turn into 75 very happy customers.

I finished it a few days ago (Sunday?). I started it in the morning and finished it just before bed. It was really good! The girlfriend kept giving me the stinkeye, because every time there was a lull, I would pick the kindle back up and keep on reading. And then she'd try to pick back up the conversation, but Mike and Lopez were much more compelling. I don't think she appreciated it, though I think I can get her to read it.

kaostheory wrote:

That should turn into 75 very happy customers.

I finished it a few days ago (Sunday?). I started it in the morning and finished it just before bed. It was really good! The girlfriend kept giving me the stinkeye, because every time there was a lull, I would pick the kindle back up and keep on reading. And then she'd try to pick back up the conversation, but Mike and Lopez were much more compelling. I don't think she appreciated it, though I think I can get her to read it. :D

While I'm sorry your girlfriend was displeased, I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Can't get the Kindlegraph to download Will contact the kindlegraph website. Although it is in my amazon account...maybe I will ask them as well.
Anybody else has this problem?

I'm about 1/3 of the way through it, and I'm really enjoying it! My nook ran out of battery, and it's a good thing it did, or I'd be up all night reading it. Nice work, trichy!

Tagged, so I don't forget.

Sparhawk wrote:

Can't get the Kindlegraph to download Will contact the kindlegraph website. Although it is in my amazon account...maybe I will ask them as well.
Anybody else has this problem?

It took about a day, but the one I did for Jen finally uploaded. She had to go in and enter the Kindlegraph email address as an approved one on her Amazon account, and even then, it took a while.

trichy wrote:
Sparhawk wrote:

Can't get the Kindlegraph to download Will contact the kindlegraph website. Although it is in my amazon account...maybe I will ask them as well.
Anybody else has this problem?

It took about a day, but the one I did for Jen finally uploaded. She had to go in and enter the Kindlegraph email address as an approved one on her Amazon account, and even then, it took a while.

It actually shows up on my Kindle on the page for items to download. But it says wifi required, which is turned on of course. But will figure it out

-update-
and just did. De-registered and re-registered my Kindle and that fixed it.
So cool. Starting with a joke to sign my kindle, to actually have something signed on it
Also love the fact you even mention the Goodjer community in your book (not in the story of course).

Wow.

Trichy, I just finished it, and it was fantastic! The story kept twisting on me, and never got predictable. I loved Mike and Lopez. They both felt so real to me, even Lopez, who should be over the top with that mouth and those brains, and yet somehow, he isn't - he's as real and solid as Mike. The dialog was excellent, and the action scenes were quite good, which I know is one of the hardest things to write. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and my only complaint about it at all is that you don't have a dozen more books already out there for me to read next!

So, to summarize in two words:

Bravo!

Encore!

PS: I tried to post a review on bn.com, and it keeps kicking me out without saving it. I'll try again later on.

Elysia wrote:

Wow.

Trichy, I just finished it, and it was fantastic! The story kept twisting on me, and never got predictable. I loved Mike and Lopez. They both felt so real to me, even Lopez, who should be over the top with that mouth and those brains, and yet somehow, he isn't - he's as real and solid as Mike. The dialog was excellent, and the action scenes were quite good, which I know is one of the hardest things to write. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and my only complaint about it at all is that you don't have a dozen more books already out there for me to read next!

So, to summarize in two words:

Bravo!

Encore! :grin:

Thank you! I'm working on the sequel now. The plan is to aim for a June release, but that's a very flexible goal.

I think Elysia has summed it up perfectly! Finished it the other day. Loved it! Please write another soon. I am eagerly awaiting it. Missed the post about kindlegraph and bought a paperback without your autograph