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"The Saints Go Dying" by Erik Hanberg is out today!
by Erik Hanberg
on 4/5/2010 @ 10:57am
|In 2007 I started working on a novel called The Saints Go Dying, and I'm happy to say that I am releasing it today, exclusively as an e-book. The novel is a detective mystery with some really fun cat-and-mouse games between a detective and a killer.
By publishing it to the Kindle, if a lot of people buy the book on the same day, I have a chance to edge the book into the top-selling mysteries, and then (if all goes well) I'll have a much wider group of people be able to find it than would otherwise. In theory, it's already begun to work -- the book was 59,000 places down on the list last night, and has climbed to 2281st place, after about 15 sales. The book that is currently at #100 on the mystery list (Sue Grafton, G is for Gumshoe) is at place 1,640. Not too much further now!
If you like mysteries, or are interested in helping me with this little experiment, you don't even have to have a Kindle to read the book. Just download the free Kindle reader for Mac, PC, Blackberry, iPhone, or iPad. Virtually every computer or mobile device has a Kindle reader for it, so not only would you be helping me out, but you’d have a really fun mystery novel to carry with you on your phone or read during a break at your desk at work. Once you've done that, Amazon will let you buy the book.
At $2.99 per copy, it’s not going to make me rich (especially after Amazon’s cut) but getting it read and getting it out there will help me build a readership for the sequel, The Marinara Murders, which I want to publish next year, or perhaps even to get this book noticed by a traditional publishing house.
Here's the key links:
download the Kindle reader: www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/ref=amb_l...
purchase the book: www.amazon.com/The-Saints-Go-Dying-ebook...
and my website with more about the book, www.TheSaintsGoDying.com
Thanks! I'll let you know how it goes ... :)
by Erik Hanberg on 4/5/2010 @ 3:48pm
|If you'll excuse one more self-promoting post, the book's on the Kindle's Bestselling Police Procedural mysteries list!
#17, with a bullet. :)
by Erik Hanberg on 4/5/2010 @ 3:53pm
|Oops, #11 now. Should have waited to post!|
by Erik on 4/5/2010 @ 4:17pm
|Nice but most of us don't have Kindles. |
Can one buy it as an Ebook?
by izenmania on 4/5/2010 @ 4:46pm
|@Bjornson - If you actually read the above post, you would know the answer to this question, as there is a whole paragraph devoted to how you can read it without owning a Kindle.|
by Erik Hanberg on 4/5/2010 @ 9:01pm
|Just follow the download above and you'll be able to put the Kindle app on your Mac, PC, or most other devices!|
Then you can get the book on Amazon.
by Mofo from the Hood on 4/5/2010 @ 10:22pm
|New This Summer from Mofo University Press - - -
"The Atheists Go Carolling!" by Mofo from the Hood
• Did you know that atheism is a logical impossibility?
• That the Latin word for agnostic is ignoramus?
Join Tacoma author Mofo from the Hood as he confronts local citizens and explains to them how freedom from error will truly set them free.
"It means nothing to call yourself a saint because you believe in God. What matters is if you believe His words are True! It's a free choice, and when you look at the evidence and decide on accepting the Truth, you just might find yourself among the 'New Carollers'"–MFTH
by fredo on 4/5/2010 @ 10:27pm
|I ordered your book on my Kindle. Usually these are delivered in about 1 minute. I've waited about a half hour and no Saints Go Dying yet. Assuming they send it I'll enjoy reading your mystery. Way to go Erik!|
by Crenshaw Sepulveda on 4/5/2010 @ 10:37pm
|Join Tacoma author Mofo from the Hood as he confronts local citizens and explains to them how freedom from error will truly set them free.
Mofo, are you a follower of Scientology?
by fredo on 4/5/2010 @ 10:40pm
|Erik your book has arrived and chapter 1 was a good read. I can see screenplay jumping off the page.|
by Erik Hanberg on 4/6/2010 @ 9:23am
|@fredo--I can option you the movie rights ... :)
Thanks so much for downloading!
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