Calling All Sky Pirates
There is much talk about eBook piracy around the internet, but for the emerging author, obscurity is far more frightening.
Today, along with my alter-ego, begins a piracy experiment. In the constant struggle to be seen with 800 new books published daily (and that doesn’t count eBooks), I want you to steal my Amazon Gothic Romance bestselling novel Avalon Revisited.
The Kindle version of this book is what hit and stayed on the Amazon Gothic Romance charts for over four months, and now you can download it for free.
Each month, Avalon Revisited‘s Kindle edition consistently sells between 40 and 60 copies. It’s currently ranked at #58,326 in the Kindle Store (4/14 6:36 am).
It’s currently ranked at #184.411 on Barnes & Noble.
Here is the experiment:
- Click here to download a .zip file of Avalon Revisited. It contains the PDF, ePub, html, mobi (for Kindle), and others. No matter which eReader you own (or if you read on your phone or computer), you should be able to read one of the zipped files on your preferred device.
- If you download the free eBook and feel the need to give me something for it, you can donate $1.99 (or any amount) to PayPal. Certainly not necessary, but appreciated.
- For the Kindle, you can buy it for $2.99 from Amazon here.
- For the Nook, you can buy it for $2.99 from Barnes & Noble here.
- For every other eBook reader, you can buy it for $2.99 from Smashwords.
Furthermore, spread it around. Tell everyone. Post the .zip files anywhere you like. Leave a comment here (anonymously if you prefer) and tell me where you post it, then I can Tweet it to my followers.
What do you think will happen?
Will Avalon Revisited find its way back to Amazon’s bestseller list? Or will it sell fewer copies because I’m giving them away here? Will buyers seek out my other titles? Will anyone donate through PayPal?
I’d love to hear your predictions, as well as any questions or concerns about piracy in general and how that might affect authors.
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~ by omgrey on April 15, 2011.
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Tags: amazon, author, avalon, book, o.m. grey, olivia grey, paranormal romance, postaweek2011, romance, sex, short story, steampunk, vampires, victorian