e-book, Fatal Forgery, financial crime, fraud, marketing, Samuel Plank, Smashwords, Susan Grossey
As regular readers will know, I have tried to get “Fatal Forgery” published in as many formats as possible. I did the print-on-demand paperback and Kindle versions myself, and then turned to Smashwords to create several more. It’s not been a huge success – in fact, not a single copy has sold through Smashwords. But this week I had an email from them advertising their “e-Book Week”, and I’m giving it a go.
In essence, I offer a discount on the price of my e-book sold through Smashwords (several formats on offer). I have chosen to offer a 25% discount. They then list my book (along with doubtless hundreds more) in their “eBook Week Catalogue” – you can see my catalogue listing here. If you buy during this week and use the special code at checkout, you get 25% off the normal price. I have no idea how successful this will be – it rather depends on the Smashwords promotional efforts, and the number of other books in the catalogue. But I have maths A-level, and I know that 75% of something is better than 100% of nothing, so it’s worth a bash. I’ll let you know.
Roy McCarthy said:
I’ll be interested to see the results (if any). I’ve adopted a ‘take it or leave it’ approach to my collection. ‘Leave it’ is very popular 🙂
I’ll certainly let you know if I see a spike in sales – although from a starting point of zero, any sales at all would be a spike!
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