Monday, November 07, 2011

Build A Man, Any Man...

Where oh where did the weekend go? Mine passed in a blur of editing, editing, and... yes, more editing. And disaster of disasters, we actually ran out of wine last night. Travesty!

Build A Man launches one month from today on Kindle and other e-book platforms. It's hard to believe it's coming so quickly. Review copies are going out today and tomorrow, but... actually, it's already live on Kindle at a reduced price of 98p/ 99 cents ahead of the launch, so if you want to grab a cheeky copy now, then go for it (Amazon.co.uk; Amazon.com). Yay! 


Pricing is a bit of a thorny issue on Kindle. Karen Jones Gowen has written an excellent series of posts on what her publishing company has discovered. One of the things I love about Kindle is the flexibility to change prices as much as you like, so I've decided to start off with a lower price to hopefully drive sales in the beginning. Then, once I'm in Amazon's system and have links to other books, I'll look at my pricing again. I think dropping the price for a limited period of time is also a good strategy to 'revive' a book.


Well, my eyes are glazed over from staring at my little laptop for hours this weekend, so I think I may trot down to High Street Kensington and indulge in a spot of shopping! Or, more likely, I'll snooze on my sofa...


Have a great day, everyone!

65 comments:

  1. I love a 'cheap' book : ) Congrats on your launch!

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  2. I just snagged my copy from Amazon - can't wait to read! :)

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  3. Good luck on the book. Hope it sells super well and at a low price, it should.

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  4. Thank you, Joyce!

    Ranae, yay! Thank you so much. xx

    Angelina, thank you. We'll see. Fingers crossed!

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  5. Good luck with Build a Man! I'll have to check out Karen's article ... she always has great stuff!

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  6. I think I'm going to click my way over to Amazon! :)

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  7. Is the girl on the cover supposed to look like you? :-)

    I'm hoping over!

    ~JD

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  8. I like how Amazon allows the price changes. It seems like it could be a good marketing strategy, something an author can use for various promotions.

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  9. I think fluctuating the price is a great idea! As is shopping on High Street. :)

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  10. Enjoy your well-earned nap, my dear.

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  11. Good luck with your launch! All I have to say is are you sitting on your 'mental chair'? LOL!!! X

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  12. I'm so excited to read this. And I'd opt for a nap AFTER shopping.

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  13. My wife gobbles up 99 cent books for her Kindle like crazy! Looking forward to another release!! :)

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  14. And I'm getting a Kindle soon so I'm looking forward to reading you're latest effort!

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  15. Going fast? I guess that's what happens when you bypass the monstrously slow publishers and take things into your own hands! Thanks for the mention about my pricing post. You are so right when you say the lower prices are promotional tools. That's exactly what they are-- not guarantees, simply a way to promote. And now to go get my copy. Wishing you much success!

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  16. One month...so exciting! Just nabbed a copy for myself and sent one to a friend too. :-) Have a wonderful nap or some good shopping!

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  17. Yay for shopping and naps to recover from a weekend of editing! I think dropping prices is an excellent way to promote a book. Good luck on your launch!

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  18. Good luck with the launch, Talli!

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  19. I bought it on my kindle. I can't wait to read it after Watching Willow Watts.
    Congrats to you!

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  20. Thank you so much, everyone!

    Tracy Jo, yay! I really appreciate it.

    Anne, thank you so much. Your emails and messages have really made me grin this weekend. I'm so glad you're enjoying it!

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  21. Just grabbed myself a copy for my teetering TBR pile. :D Looking forward to reading it soon and also to having you on my blog - woo hoo!

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  22. Congrats and good luck with Build a Man!

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  23. I've just bought it for kindle and feel a bit guilty I paid so little for it after all your hard work. Can't wait to read it now and hope you're able to raise the price once it's published.Everyone likes a bargain but as I say ,feel a bit guilty.

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  24. Thank you, Emma!

    Cassam, don't feel guilty! I want people to read my work, and the more sales earlier on, hopefully the more it will propel it up the Amazon charts. I can raise the price whenever I like! Thank you for buying. :)

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  25. you didnt run out of wine Talli. Horror!!

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  26. I did run out of wine. It was a disaster.

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  27. Ha! Ordered it! So there! Hope you've recovered from your editing!

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  28. Yes, shopping is just the thing you need! Maybe after a nap, you know? Congrats on the upcoming release!

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  29. Talli!!!! Good grief - another book out - yay!!! I can't keep up! Well done you!! Yay *throws flowers and wine and confetti your way!!!!*

    I think you should go out and snooze on a bed in a furniture store - shopping and snoozing all at once! yay!! Take care
    x

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  30. You're churning them out! Will of course get myself a copy. Did you manage to hit the shops?

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  31. You deserve a snooze after a launch. Congratulations and good luck with your book.

    Come by and pick up a little award at the Write Game just to add to the joy of your accomplishment. :-)

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  32. Wow! I can't believe it's almost here! Very exciting. I think you should plop down on the couch and rest!! Shopping will be there tomorrow or even a month in the release!

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  33. Congrats, Talli! I love the cover! I'm so excited to read it. I hope you replenish your wine supply soon :)

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  34. So, you have two books out within a month of each other. Oh my goodness, Talli, aren't you prolific. It's so exciting.
    Karen

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  35. Well done lovely - keep at it and find some wine (and maybe some new shoes - I always find that they help!)
    Lx

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  36. Good luck Talli with your book.
    Got my cover sorted , they wanted some more poems so I too have been editing over the week-end.

    Yvonne.

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  37. Best of luck on Build A Man! I know it's going to be a big hit! Julie

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  38. Good luck Talli. Love the cover.

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  39. Good luck Talli. Love the cover.

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  41. Well done! Enjoy the retail therapy.:)

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  42. I'll have to download mine soon then!!

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  43. Pricing is always tricky! Can't wait to read Build a Man ... but it's nano so not so much reading right now! :)

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  44. You dropping the price was how I justified buying The Hating Game, so I'm sure I can sneak this one in too :-)

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  45. I have snagged my pre-launch copy! :) Congrats on the release! Another book coming out in the springtime? Wow, you are one prolific writer!

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  46. Good luck with your launch! And I'd choose snoozing over shopping any day.

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  47. what NO WINE... THAT is not acceptable! Talli, I am one of those who does not own a reading device. I will need to wait for the hardcopy. Congratulations to you again, for all your hard work.

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  48. I have to say that lower pricing is definitely a great draw for buying books. Especially if I haven't read anything by the author before. That said, the title and book sound great regardless of price!

    Congratulations!

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  49. Hope you snoozed and shopped. Can't believe you ran out of wine!

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  50. I'm reading it now, and I have to say, by the end of the first page I was already loving it. :)

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  51. While sometimes I worry about the quality of cheaper books, I know that isn't the case with you. There's so much change in publishing now. It's hard to know what works without trial and error. Good luck!

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  52. Talli! you are on fire, girl. I just popped over and got BAM, and can't wait to read it. But I've got to read W3 first! I can't keep up with you! :D

    It's a good thing. Do get some rest~

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  53. What? Already? Time is flying! It seems such a short time since the other two. Way to go, Talli!

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  54. My weekend was a blur of editing, too! It's all good though. After all, it's EDITING!

    Congrats on the release! I'm so happy for you! As always, your cover ROCKS.

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  55. Stores have sales all the time, why not authors?


    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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  56. Can't wait for you launch! Wishing you the best.

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  57. Looking forward to another behind-the-scenes perspective with self-publishing and pricing.

    Best of luck!

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  58. Talli, everything will be fine! I`m convinced that your book will be successful.

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  59. I shall go forthwith to Amazon and buy it for my Kindle:-) I don't need to build a man - got one already and he's been adapted over the years to suit my purposes - but I'll enjoy your take on it:-) :-)

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  60. Ooh, how very exciting! And so close to the release of Watching Willow Watts!

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  61. Hi Talli .. not sure how you do it - but excellent news .. good luck and pricing is interesting isn't it ..

    Still the main thing is the book will be out .. Build A Man .. and Watching Willow Watts ..

    Happy times in between the worthwhile slog .. cheers and enjoy this weekend .. Hilary

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Coffee and wine for all!