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Old 06-09-2009, 12:49 AM   #1
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Dead Man's Rain - Free on Kindle 6/14 - 6/28

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My book 'Dead Man's Rain' will be *free* to Kindle owners from 6-14-2009 until 6-28-2009. I know that's a few days away but I thought I'd post early so hundreds of thousands of Kindle owners could be ready to press the BUY button at exactly midnight on the 14th.

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http://www.amazon.com/Dead-Mans-Rain/dp/B001CNR8HM
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Old 06-09-2009, 01:33 PM   #2
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Thanks for the find, bruce!

On the Amazon page the author gave his own book a 5-star review with the title "Best work of literature in the entire English language". Probably meant to be snarky, but that's a turn-off for me.
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Old 06-09-2009, 07:24 PM   #3
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Yeah I think he's trying to be snarky, but many independent authors have to do whatever they can to drum up sales.
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Old 06-10-2009, 11:20 AM   #4
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A lot of independent authors find that there isn't a book description on their Kindle page, sometimes for several weeks after the book is listed. They then write a review and put the book info there. The big controversy is: how many stars would you give your own work (well, five, of course, if _I_ wrote it) and how many should you (5 gets you included in more searches and if the author only thinks it's average, why bother reading it?).

Most of these authors then remove their own review once the book info gets listed (but some don't).

I guess it isn't much worse than the ones where you can tell the reviews are by the author's family, best friends, those who owe him money or are paid shills. Better, actually, if the author is up front that the "review" is only to add the book description
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Old 06-14-2009, 08:29 AM   #5
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It's the 14th now... Yay!
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Old 06-14-2009, 04:34 PM   #6
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Yay! Just downloaded my copy.
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Old 06-14-2009, 05:30 PM   #7
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But not free from Sony
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Old 06-14-2009, 05:43 PM   #8
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But not free from Sony
It's a Samhain book, they only give their freebies to amazon. I think I'm going to send them some emails. I've been interested in their books for a while, and if they tempted me with a freebie, they'd get some business. But nope.
*edit just tweeted them, they said they would pass it on to marketing. Hooray for tweets!

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I just finished reading it.. It was OK, nice Sunday afternoon read.. I'd say it's somewhat worth it (since it's free). I guess I'm a bit tired of the paranormal genre right now.
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