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Pre-order your Town Father ebook today

Front cover small If you’ve been holding out for the ebook edition of Town Father, you can stake your claim right now by pre-ordering. It’ll set you back $2.99 and you’ll have to wait for 28 days or so, but it’s worth the wait.

Alternatively, you could just pop for the paperback right now and have it in your hot little hands in a couple of days.

To be honest, I’m right on the cusp of leaning back toward print books, which is ironic because indie publishing is so geared toward the ebook that there’s almost no way to market anything but. All the promotional sites focus on ebooks, especially for the Kindle, rendering it pretty much fruitless to hunt for inexpensive ways to get a paperback into the hands of eager readers. Let’s face it, the folks who subscribe to email lists of indie books are looking for cheap books — preferably free. They aren’t interested in ten-dollar paperbacks, even though that’s a reasonable price to pay for a physical book. Maybe they’ll keep their eyes peeled for a giveaway, but more than likely they’ll stick to their freebies on the lists and fill up their Kindles to capacity.

My bookshelves look like a time capsule these days, stuck in the late ’90s. My Nook and Kindle are crammed with all the more recent titles I’ve bought, but they’re invisible and I don’t think much about them anymore. Somehow that doesn’t seem good for books…

A lot of people have said to me, “I don’t read ebooks. I’m in love with real books.”

Well, you have a choice. Town Father real. Town Father virtual.

Take your pick!

The ebook delivers on December 8.

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7 comments on “Pre-order your Town Father ebook today

  1. Pamela Beckford
    November 10, 2015

    Reblogged this on Poetry by Pamela and commented:
    I love his other books so this was a no-brainer for me. I’ve pre-ordered mine – you should too.

    • Kevin Brennan
      November 10, 2015

      Pam, thanks so much! I think yours is the first pre-order!

  2. kingmidget
    November 10, 2015

    Yep. I’d like to know where all of those “real book” readers are and why it is that they’ll plop down $10-15 for a paperback published by a “real” publisher but won’t do it for somebody who has done it all himself. Then there is the occasional person who claims they’ll never buy a cheap e-book because, you know, you get what you pay for. I wonder if those people realize that self-published authors have almost no other option when it comes to pricing their e-book.

    • Kevin Brennan
      November 10, 2015

      Yeah, I pieced together awhile ago that “I only read real books” means “I’m not buying your damn ebook, ‘kay?”

      But this pricing Catch-22 is the real killer. It’s true: 99 cents makes the book seem substandard or a throwaway, yet indie authors have no prayer if they promo at $5.99 or something like that. Which is cheap for a decent book.

      What a conundrum!

  3. kingmidget
    November 10, 2015

    Reblogged this on KingMidget's Ramblings and commented:
    A can’t put it down, must read novel, soon available as an e-book…

  4. John W. Howell
    November 10, 2015

    Cool beans

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