Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like

Try some, buy some

Our Children new 3Click me!

I hate to do this, but I have to practice for my promotion of Yesterday Road, when it’s released next month. The clock, she is ticking!

Anyway, I need to appeal to my vast readership now and ask for some Amazon love. If 6 people buy Our Children Are Not Our Children today, I’ll have doubled my sales! (You can do the math…) Now, maybe 6 seems like a little, or like a lot. It’s all relative. But since the thing only costs 99 cents, surely 6 Brave Ones who happen by today can take a moment to click and purchase.

I’ll throw in a Yesterday Road T-shirt for the first reader who posts a new review of the book on Amazon. For 99 cents, you actually come out ahead!

Here are a few things that cost 99 cents:

A bottle of water
A can of Spam
A couple of stamps
False eyelashes
A whoopee cushion
A tomato
A can of Fancy Feast

You get the picture. Skip one of those and buy a book today instead. Mine!

✩✩✩✩✩ “[Brennan] packs a lot of story into each of these five tales, each one as satisfying as a novel. I highly recommend this book, and I am looking forward to reading more by Kevin Brennan.”

PS — Listen to one of the stories, “Day Care”:

19 comments on “Try some, buy some

  1. margaretjeanlangstaff
    September 19, 2013

    Bought it! Will read and review on Amazon, bro

    • Kevin Brennan
      September 19, 2013

      Margaret, U roc!

      • margaretjeanlangstaff
        September 19, 2013

        Haha, no problem, you owe me now, buddy:) Hey! Just have to “share,” hate that word, but! Listen to this! Brief update, fyi. Am dealing with a severe case of shock: “The Unbearable Lightness of Prunes” give-away? Story is (as of 7 pm EST 9/19) ranked #10 on Amazon’s Literary Fiction “bestseller” (what a misnomer) list! Yes, #10! Two thousand downloads in less than 48 hours. Certainly this is a mistake, a glitch in their system, a fluke? I expect an email from them momentarily apprising me of this, reducing me to a puddle of tears.

      • Kevin Brennan
        September 19, 2013

        Holy crap! No. 10? As in Downing Street? More like Easy Street! May at least 10% of your new downloaders put some real dough on the table and buy your non-free books!

  2. 1WriteWay
    September 19, 2013

    Reblogged this on 1WriteWay and commented:
    Get a copy of Kevin Brennan’s short short stories for only 99 cents! They are worth much, much more!

  3. margaretjeanlangstaff
    September 19, 2013

    Thanks, Kevin…your sweet turn is coming, I can feel it and will help you any way I can, bubba 😉 (that’s southern for haha sugar-pie, which is southern for moon-pie which is southern for ….) Blessings

  4. araneus1
    September 19, 2013

    I’m amazed that authors sell their work for so little. I’m sure that someone must have asked this question but I’ll ask it again, WHY??

    • Kevin Brennan
      September 19, 2013

      Hi Terry, Thanks for popping in! You ask a monumental question that is plaguing authors right now, thanks to the explosion of free ebooks. It has changed the equation in the same way that cheap or free songs have changed the music business.

      That said, since this “book” is a 20-page collection of short short stories, I priced it at the lowest price Amazon allows. If you think about it, that comes in at 5 cents a page, which happens to be a typical price for a traditionally published novel running 300 pages: 5 cents x 300 = $15.00.

      Just curious, after all that: have you bought the book yet? 😉 It’s only 99 cents.

      • araneus1
        September 19, 2013

        not yet, I’m saving up……..
        seriously though I loved the story on audio file, was that your voice?

  5. Laura Stanfill
    September 19, 2013

    Done! At least the buying part. It’ll be a bit before I get a chance to read and review, with my crazy schedule right now, but I’m excited to see how you’re using the ebook format to get your literary fiction into the world. I’m so new to that part of the publishing business, and I don’t tend to read a lot of ebooks, but I could be converted if more literary writers like you put books out in that format.

    • Kevin Brennan
      September 19, 2013

      Thank you, Laura! U also roc!

      I’m very queasy about this format for literary fiction, but as a way of testing the waters, this process seems easy and inexpensive. All we can do is try!

      Keep up the good work. 😉

      • Laura Stanfill
        September 20, 2013

        That’s why I think what you’re doing is so fascinating, and potentially trailblazing. I plan to do ebooks for all my small press releases, but I have no idea if they’ll sell. My hope is that they’ll be out there for people who see our publicity and want to try a book but aren’t ready to commit to a paperback.

      • Kevin Brennan
        September 20, 2013

        It should be interesting. I, for one, am opting for the ebook-only option right now because I don’t think I can place the book in bookstores — at least not beyond my own little town. However, we’ll see how the ebook does, and I might have to rethink…

  6. Phillip McCollum
    September 20, 2013

    Well I’ll just have to skip my daily indulgence of Fancy feast, but when a friend is in need, drastic action is required. Purchased! Will try to get a review done soon.

    • Kevin Brennan
      September 20, 2013

      You’re a gentleman and a scholar, Phillip! Thanks!

      I hope your cat doesn’t feel deprived…

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