Yes, here it is — a sales pitch! This marketing stuff is turning out to be way, way harder than any amount of words written for NaNo. If the plot of my 2016 novel is unclear, then marketing is like sailing through a fogbank at night during an eclipse of the moon. Okay, maybe not that bad — at least I probably won’t crash into any rocks or sandbars sitting here at my computer.
Anyway, we’ve decided to put the anthology on sale. We’ve gotten some sales but it would be nice to ramp that number up a bit and get some more reviews. People seem to shy away from things that don’t have reviews. Amazon is like “be the first to review this item” and people are like, “No one is buying it? I wonder why.” It’s worse than passing an empty restaurant. You could be seated right away, but no one goes in the empty restaurant — they stand in line at the one that already has a long line. Safety in numbers, and all that.
But I promise you’ll be safe. Our stories about the black dog might be scary, but it’s not real. It won’t get you. Just keep the doors and windows locked in case. And if you’re that scared, read it during the daylight hours.
Okay, now here’s the pitch: the Kindle version of the anthology is going on sale starting tomorrow, November 30, at 8:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST) for the bargain price of only 99 cents. That will save you two dollars off the regular price, so take advantage of it!
On December 2 at 8:00 a.m. PST the price increases to $.199 — that’s still saving you one dollar off the regular price. (But why not buy it tomorrow and save those two dollars?) The Kindle ebook will return to its regular price of $2.99 on December 4 at 8:00 a.m. PST.
Why no links to the book, you ask? Well, Focal Plane is not a commercial blog, so I can’t place links to retail outlets. But it’s easy enough to find the book on Amazon, I promise. Get a copy of the book tomorrow while it’s hot, and please consider writing a review for the anthology on Amazon and/or Goodreads.