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Indie author: a new entry for DSM-5

A little update on my recent experiences as an indie author … 

First, I’ve reluctantly lowered the price of The Prospect to $2.99 (Kindle edition) because nobody wants to drop a fiver on excellent fiction that makes your heart warm and brings a fond tear to the eye. That’s just economics.

Second, the book is still in uber-need of reviews, so if you’ve read it or are currently reading it, please take a moment to post a review on Amazon. It can be quick n’ dirty or a New Yorker column, but I need numbers, baby! Numbers!

Third, I’ve been running KDP ads for this thing—my first dabble in that world—and it’s flopping like a flounder on the poop deck. I’ve had just one click so far and no sales! Obviously people are not searching for excellent fiction that makes your heart warm and brings a fond tear to the eye.

And finally, to make summer a little more interesting, I’ll be giving away copies of each of my novels (except Parts Unknown) for five-day periods each month.

 First up, starting next week, Fascination.

If you can’t afford a nice summer road trip this year because of outrageous gas prices, be sure to pick up a copy and live vicariously as Clive Bridle and Sally Pavlou do the dance of love on the hood of an old Dodge Dart.

Deal available from June 6-10.


5 comments on “Indie author: a new entry for DSM-5

  1. kingmidget
    June 2, 2022

    I tried Amazon ads with The Dime and got absolutely nothing. I figured ads that show up where book readers are (on their damn Kindle screens might be the best place to try ads. I guess not.

    • Kevin Brennan
      June 2, 2022

      I’ve just scheduled a lockscreen ad, hoping it’ll do better than the sponsored product thing. I’ll keep expectations low. 😟

  2. Audrey Driscoll
    June 2, 2022

    One way I’ve gained a few reviews is by joining Reading Rounds on Goodreads. It’s sort of artificial because the books are assigned rather than chosen, but you’re guaranteed 4 reviews per round. Of course you do have to read and review 4 books as well.

    • Kevin Brennan
      June 2, 2022

      Thanks for the tip, Audrey! Sounds a little iffy, since the books are assigned. What if I had to review a naked-torso-cover book?! 😬

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