Tuesday, 19 February 2013

It's... still on the way...

For those who don't know yet, I'm publishing my first story!


It's part of a free promotional anthology of Dieselpunk stories I'm helping to put together with a bunch of other writers and the cover will look something (but not exactly) like this:

But we've hit a slight complication...

You see, Amazon doesn't like free stuff. In fact, it won't let you sell free stuff, which makes it difficult to publish a FREE anthology. But Amazon also likes to match the price of all its competitors, finding other prices and then lowering them to the same.

What does this mean? It means that we have our book out there and ready to read but, not at all according to plan, Amazon is charging money for it. Until it sees that other websites are 'selling' said book for free. At which point it will (hopefully) lower its price to $0 in order to match their price, the price we wish to sell it at.


So we are currently sweating on Amazon's 'dob in service' to recognise and change the price to 'free' before we go big on the whole promotional and telling-people part of publishing - which is the reason you publish!!!!

If you're really desperate to read it then it is available at several different platforms other than Amazon and I can post the links if anyone wants them, but at the moment we're still hoping for it to all get set up properly so we can go big proper-launch style.

So, again, sorry for the inconvenience, but it's still happening! Just a bit delayed and not as planned <grumble grumble...>

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