Trying Something Daring
My Rocky Bluff P.D. crime novels (rated PG) are available on Kindle. I suggested to my publisher that we sell the e-version of the latest, An Axe to Grind, written under the name F. M. Meredith for $1.98.
Granted, that’s much cheaper than most other e-books, but I thought it was a good way to acquaint readers with the police officers, their wives and families who inhabit the California beach town of Rocky Bluff. Maybe reading this book would convince them to buy the others in the series.
Will it work? I have no idea, but after doing a bit of promoting about the low price for Kindle owners, I’ve already received e-mails from people I know who have downloaded it.
Of course, the trade paperback version the publisher and I will be selling at its regular price of $12.95.
Promotion for that will be what I’ve always done: book launch (2 this time in separate towns), a blog tour in March, library talks, book and craft fairs, mystery and writers conferences and conventions. Of course I’ll promote on Facebook and Twitter and other social networks.
I’m always ready to try something new, after all I keep writing these books, I’d like more people to read them.
Marilyn who also writes as F. M. Meredith
I've heard that pricing e-books low like this to garner a new audience is often really successful, so good luck with it! It never hurts to try something new, that's for sure.
We'll see how it goes.