Well, we’ve finally got to where I thought we’d be from the start: first Abigail book is now free, and the next one has but a modest cost. Trouble is, as far as I can tell, you can only do a free promotion for 5 days within any 90 day period. I was rather thinking I could make the first one always free, and piggy-back the others on that. A loss-leader, if you will.
I suppose from Amazon’s POV, a free book generates no revenue, and therefore should be encouraged but sparingly. I am reminded of a placard held by some low paid workers demonstrating for more money after being offered something like 3%:
‘3% OF NOTHING IS NOTHING. WE WANT 5%’
Well, we’ll see how it goes.
Meantime, I am bashing on with Abigail 3 (‘The Core’). Now up to about 22k words and on final chapter. Even though I say it myself, it’s breathtakingly exciting.
Mind you, that could just be me bigging it up so I keep going. To a certain extent, I’m watching myself watching myself. There’s me, the soon to be discovered writer of fantastic stories, being watched by me, the cynical bastard who doesn’t think it’s ever going to happen.
But then I once read a definition of a successful writer as one who doesn’t give up, and I do have a certain stubborn streak.
As I said, we’ll see how it goes.