Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Release Day: .99 Kindle Self-Published "Chase of a Lifetime"
"Chase of a Lifetime" was actually put up on Amazon late yesterday, but it takes a while for it to show up...and you don't really know when it's going to show up. So I didn't want to announce anything until I knew it was up for sale and I could download it to my android first. Evidently, someone found out because I noticed a few sales already.
Obviously, from the photo above I did download it to my android, sometime around one in the morning. (I really needed to do this to see how it would look if I were to download it as a reader on a tablet.) And, I had to figure out how to get the kindle app for my NextBook Premium 8 before I could do it, which took me a while to figure out. I've been meaning to do this for a long time so I can read other kindle books from other authors on Amazon on my NextBook so I was long overdue. Up until now, I've only downloaded books from small web sites where e-books are sold and from the Kobo store. I have purchased other e-books from Amazon, but not on the android.
When you self-publish with Amazon, from what Tony has been telling me, you get choices. I decided to go with the lender program and that locks me into ninety days exclusively with Amazon. I don't have a problem with that. I comfortable with it in more ways than one, mainly because this is my first venture in self-publishing. It's a humbling experience and I'm still not sure what to expect. Amazon is my safety zone right now. But I do eventually want to distribute to other places where e-books are sold, especially on Kobo. I've heard that up in Canada, which isn't that far away from here, a lot of people read Kobo. I don't know if this is fact, but I've posted before about how much I love all Kobo products. I doubt Amazon will mind.
If any readers have any questions about COAL, please feel free to comment or e-mail me. I find one of the biggest issues is book size. People still don't know whether or not a book is a short story, novella, or a full length novel. COAL is a 60,000 word full length novel. I know I'm repeating this but I also know from working with the public in my own retail business for many years it's important to get these things out as much as possible.
Here's the link to Amazon, and below is the short blurb. Once again, I'd like to thank Dawne Dominique for doing the cover...and reading my mind.
When Jim Darling graduates from Princeton and goes back home to Texas, he dreads everything ahead of him. He’s almost twenty-one years old, still in the closet, and has never been with a man. Though his father wants him to go to law school so he can join him in his law firm, it’s the last thing Jim wants to do.
On Jim’s first night home, during his college graduation party at his mom and dad’s ranch, he runs into his best friend’s dad, Len Mayfield, a rugged, handsome investment banker in his late thirties who rides horses and wears a cowboy hat when he’s not working as an investment banker. Len’s life isn’t much different from Jim’s. He’s been in the closet forever, he’s trapped in a marriage of convenience with a wife who cheats, and he’s resigned to his circumstances.
That is until Len runs into the grown up version of Jim Darling at the graduation party. What happens after that blossoms into something neither of them ever expected. A long seduction leads to fantastic love-making. There’s enough passion, heartache, and frustration to challenge their fragile relationship in more ways than one.
Will Jim Darling find a way to come clean with his mom and dad so he can find the happiness he’s always wanted? And will Len Mayfield find the courage to finally come out of the closet and walk away from a life that has never made him happy?