Saturday, 9 June 2012

The Self Pub Rub


So, with the release of Possession, Obsession and a Diesel Compression Engine on Kindle (appropriate links in the post below), I've dipped my toe into the self-publishing ocean. Figured I'd keep a bit of a journal on my experiences here.

I've signed up to Kindle Select and used one of my promotional "free" days. Not a massive success. 200 copies shifted between Amazon UK and US. Wee Rockets shifted a hell of a lot more than that when Blasted Heath offered it for free for three days. But then, they know what they're doing... I did it on the Jubilee bank holiday because I was about the house that day, but I might have been better off doing it on a weekend. I still have a lot to learn.

The next step in my (laughable) strategy will be to wait until I get a few reviews on there (if I'm lucky enough to get them, like) and then offer it for free for another few days. If anybody reading this wants to help me out with reviews, please drop me a line and I'll mail you an e-copy.

I might play about with pricing too... It's a very short book and 0.77p seems a fair price to me but other people have different philosophies on pricing and I'm happy to experiment with all of them. It'll be fun to see where this thing goes.

4 comments:

blackwatertown said...

Good luck with it. Looking forward to reading it.

Gerard Brennan said...

Thanks, man! Shoot me an email and I'll send you a copy.

Cheers

gb

JamTheCat said...

Good luck with this, Gerard. I'd been considering self-publishing for this crime fiction-biography I've just finished...so your experiences will prove interesting, to say the least.

Nice to have you back, BTW.

Gerard Brennan said...

Hiya, Kyle!

Thanks, man. And best of luck with the crime fiction-biography, whatever path you choose. Keep me posted.

gb