Monthly Archives: August 2016

20 Free Mysteries!

Wow! Love free mysteries. And here’s 20 of them including one of mine.

The books listed on this page are free on August 20-21 2016 (US time), and often at other times as well (please verify the price before you download, especially if you’re not in the US, because the books may not be free in your territory. Unfortunately, the author has no control over this).

This site is run by Renée Pawlish, author of mysteries, YA action/adventure, and other stories. Sign up for Renée’s mailing list to receive more free books, contests, special offers, and news.

I’ve checked, and they’re all, bar one, free in the UK. Check them out.

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This Is The Modern Publishing Business

David Gaughran

asandfriendsnewScammers used to operate at the edges of the publishing business, but have wormed their way into its heart. And the entire industry is in denial.

An unintentionally revealing aspect of the tiresome Amazon-Hachette dispute was a series of statements from an organization purporting to advocate for authors’ rights. One of the heinous crimes Amazon was said to have committed was treating books like toasters.

With such a claim, Authors United was attempting to tap into a current of feeling about the commoditization of literature – as if Amazon was the first company to put a price tag on a book, and writers around the country were hitherto living off laurels and kudos. It’s tempting to suggest that other entities in the publishing business might be doing as well as Amazon if they also treated books like toasters and attempted to sell the bloody things, but I digress.

What this…

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Free Tool: Amazon Book Sales Calculator

Nicholas C. Rossis

Did you know you can estimate how many sales any eBook or print book on Amazon is currently selling just by looking at its listing on Amazon? Even better, you can see how many books you have to sell in order to reach a specific rank.

All you have to do is find the Amazon Sales Rank for any eBook or print book on Amazon and type that number into the simple Amazon Book Sales Calculator developed by Skye Chilton.

BSR Calculator | From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's books

You can use this handy tool to give you an accurate estimation of how many copies are being sold on Amazon for any eBook or print book, but also to find out how many sales you need in one day or one month to hit a certain bestseller ranking.

If you’re planning a book launch or promotion, this data can help you predict how high your book will…

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4 Killer Cozies – Only 99c / 99p!

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