Our giveaway ends in two days. A signed paperback and $50 gift card are at stake! Don't let this opportunity pass you by. Odds are still in your favor to win. Besides a drawing coming up, we are happy to announce two other activities we have our hands in. A new book publishing website still under construction and a year long charity event. Our charity event (Books for Cures) is to support furthering the Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) for Parkinson's Research by donating a portion of each book sale all year long to the MJFF. There are two other ways to donate if a book isn't something you wish to have. We have partnered with Razoo in an effort to raise needed support with a minimum $10 donation going towards this charity or go directly to the MJFF for my Team Fox link to place a donation. Any way you choose to support them is a worthy effort on your part. Please help when and where you can by giving something yourself or sharing these links or blog with others. Thank you for all your support from Panhandling Fantasy and Adam Santo.
Is it me or does anyone else think the pricing war between "store bots" at Amazon is ridiculous? Here's my logic on this subject:
-Amazon bots fight to give the best price until it goes below a dollar.
-Now the book is deeply discount compared to the published price the author has placed on it.
-And said author still gets the royalty price preset for every sale made.
It would cost me more to buy my book with shipping through my publisher than paying under a dollar for a book with $3.99 flat shipping (if I buy in bulk). My publisher doesn't make as much money off me through my stocking needs and the Amazon bot loses ( I believe) by selling it at a loss.
I am making this blog short because the discussion is expected to be overwhelming, I'm sure. Tell me your thoughts on authors using these bots to their fullest advantage.
Smashwords is building a catalog of specially marked ebooks participating in this event and I am one of them. Every title will be offered at a discount from 25% to 100% (one-hundred percent off equals free for those having problems with fractions). It all starts with publishing the limited time catalog on Smashwords at one minute past midnight - March 4, 2012. Start enjoying the fun and discounts by stopping by for a few free reads or exploring a new author. What code do you use for my participating tile, you ask? Here it is - REW50 (between 2012-03-04 to 2012-03-10)
About the Author
Adam Santo is a SciFi/Fantasy writer who enjoys the quiet moments to write stories. His debut novel, Temperature: Dead and Rising, took the world for a ride they would soon not forget. Santo began plotting out the second paperback novel, Temperature: Bitter Cold, before the ink dried on his first book. Santo continues to write nonstop because he knows there is always a story waiting to get out.