Yes, that’s precisely right, my friends. All of my ebooks are available for free from Amazon until midnight tomorrow, August 6th. If your collection is missing anything, now’s the time to complete it. Be sure to let your friends know, preferably in the loudest and most obnoxious way possible… or, ya know, just drop them a note or something. 🙂
Head on over to Amazon for crazy deals on Oktopod titles!
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m heading back into the word-factory. Should have a fresh shipment for you all in a few hours.
It’s that time again, true believers. Starting around 12:00am PDT, it’s another big sale here at Oktopod Digital Press! Stars Rain Down, The Salvaged Sword of Vengar, & both episodes of Arcana Universalis will be available for the bargain price of abso-bloody-lutely nada, so hop on over to my author page at Amazon, grab some books, and read until your eyeballs explode! And remember: it’s all CC licensed, so give a copy to a friend when you’re done. 🙂
If you don’t have a copy yet, Arcana Universalis: Danse Macabre is available for free today through the Amazon Kindle store. Hop on over and grab one for the weekend. 🙂
It’s finally time for an announcement! The second novella-length episode of Arcana Universalis (subtitled Danse Macabre) is finished; it’s over 23,000 words (as compared to 15,000 for Terminus), and will be released this Thursday, March 29th. This comes only 9 short months after the last part, so I’d fully understand if you’re concerned about me rushing myself. “How could a mortal man possibly write so quickly?” you’re no doubt asking yourself right this instant. “Wouldn’t his fingers bleed, or perhaps spontaneously combust!?”
And the answer is: Yes, my fingers absolutely did both. They bled and spontaneously combusted… one then the other, really. There were charred fingernails and bits of bone everywhere. Terrible mess. Now I’m typing with the assistance of some very expensive (and dangerous!) cyborg fingers which allow me to write so fast that plot twists often take even me by surprise. While reading this startling new installment, several of you shall surely faint, or worse, simply perish from the shock.
But we must press forth. Our commitment to story demands it.
This is precisely why I’m giving you a few days warning, to steel yourselves and make sure your earthly affairs are in order. In the meantime, take a gander at the cover art below, which will give you some small taste of the horrors in store.
See you all on Thursday!
The sale is now officially over and I’m gonna go ahead and call this mighty darn successful. As you may remember from last month, my first free promotion moved just over 1,800 copies of Stars Rain Down over the course of 4 days. In comparison, this one day sale moved 1,545 copies of SRD, plus another 876 copies of Arcana Universalis: Terminus, and 734 copies of The Salvaged Sword of Vengar. That’s a grand total of 3,125 books given away! I’m stunned.
If that weren’t enough, the original Vengar story–which has been in a state of suspended animation since time immemorial–actually sold a hundred copies yesterday, and managed to hang-out comfortably at the #1 spot in Fantasy Anthologies… for some reason I can’t quite fathom. Oh Amazon, what funny monkeys you are sometimes.
So, that’s just about that. The price on Stars Rain Down will be dropping back down to something more reasonable later today (I raised it during the free promotion as a [slightly underhanded] sales gimmick), and life should return to normal-ish. Stars is all out of free days, and the other two are short works which don’t move all that well on their own, so there probably won’t be any more of this excitement until late April.
As for the impact on sales, I’m still waiting to see.
A big thanks to the kind folks over at deals.woot who were gracious enough to vote up my little promotion, and were no doubt responsible for >95% of my traffic. Y’all should be cautious, though; if word gets out that you’re okay with writers doing self-promotion, you’ll soon be awash in a flood of bozos like me. 😉