Time to Roll the Dice

Hello everyone,

Welcome to Monday – my daily rant will be about the email from KPD.

You all know I released then re-released the book Rakasha.  The latest round, I also realized that there are a couple hundred versions in the wind that need to be updated.  I reached out to KDP and asked what it would take.  The email I got back was clear, tell them the changes and they will either

1)    Ignore it, if they don’t feel the changes are important enough to bother with a push.

2)    Email clients and enable new content to be down loaded at client’s options.

3)    Pull my book off the for sale list “pending”.

WOW, talk about rolling the dice.   I went ahead and told them about all the changes and I am now sitting and sweating.  If you down loaded the book before Sunday, you may be getting a notice telling you there is a new and improved version.  That or it will be yanked and I will have to start all over, needing to replace all my reviews (all 11 of them) and dealing with a gap in my sales/marketing.

Moral of the story, no matter how sick your mother is, don’t hit that publish button until you are one thousand percent vetted.

Also, just an FYI but as of Sunday at 13:01 MST Rakasha the audio book has been approved.  It is not a matter of waiting for ACX to put it up and make it available.  I plan on running a free day to celebrate.  I also put Rakasha on the “Match” program, so if you buy the physical version of the book, you will get a free download of the Ebook – in theory, and when that program goes live.

Reading Out Loud

Hello all,

In the grand race that I call “digging for an audience” Rakasha is moving somewhere between Glacier and Geographic speeds.  The editor has my final version, and I added so much to it, the book is going to be double the length of the original.

I also found a potential new direction for my Tiger Demon.   There is a company that will make it into an audio book.  They will want 1/2 of what I make, but will not charge anything up front.

I can see some advantages to this

1)   exposure  – there are 2 million books printed a year, but only about 150 thousand made to audio books.  Fiction is the most often converted.

2) The Risk to cost ratio is in favor of doing it.  It will cost me nothing, but I stand to make some money from it

3) its one more media that my name is tied to,

Creating a name is crucial. Rakasha is not supposed to make me rich (although if it did I wouldn’t object.)  So my readers, I would LOVE it if you would chime in and tell me, what am I missing ? The audio would be ready the start of October, the prime time for Horror media.   But there must be a down side.

Anyone ? Anyone ? Bueller ? Bueller ?