Thursday, January 1, 2015

EBOOKS

MYSTERY FANS:

EBooks of my mysteries are available exclusively on Kindle at Amazon. That means Amazon Prime members can borrow them for FREE. THE AMAZON KDP-SELECT DEAL ENDS AT THE END OF FEBRUARY WHEN ALL TITLES WILL BE AVAILABLE WORLDWIDE ON ALL EBOOK PLATFORMS.

Why did I do the Amazon deal? Good question. I do not like exclusivity. However, Amazon outsells, outmarkets, and outdistributes ALL OTHER EBOOK OUTLETS combined 7 to 1 in my case. Some authors experience 10:1 sales ratios.

I want my readers to enjoy my work AND I would like to write more. Writing mysteries is too much fun to return to working for the man, so I am going to experiment with Amazon’s exclusive eBook arrangement for the next year. Keep an eye out for specials.

HOWEVER, AMAZON EXCLUSIVITY IS SIMPLY NOT THE WAY I WANT TO GO ANYMORE. IT WAS A BIT OF A MARKETING EXPERIMENT.



None of my titles have Digital Rights Management (DRM) – so they can be converted into Epub or other formats for non-kindle platforms with a free software program called Calibre.

They can be read on any kindle device, as well as on any computer, smart phone, or tablet with free kindle reader software apps. Plus, they can be converted to easy reading on your Nook, Kobo, Sony or other eReader with Calibre. BUT AROUND MARCH 1, 2015, THEY WILL BE AVAILABLE AGAIN IN KINDLE, NOOK, KOBO, AND ALL OTHER POPULAR FORMATS.

MYSTERY TITLES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE ON KINDLE:


WATER
A Vic Bengston Investigation

A powerful political figure is found dead in Denver’s South Platte River, the source of vital water sought by farmers, land developers and politicians. Vic Bengston, a baby boomer returning to the newspaper world after 25 years in the public relations business is sent to cover the story. After day one, he’s yanked from the assignment to let the “pros” take over. That doesn't stop Vic, a relentless investigative reporter. Bucking his new bosses and the cops, Vic chases down leads on his own, taking him to the heights of Colorado political power, into the life and death struggle over water in farm country and, finally to a deadly confrontation with the killer. BUY IT.

What Readers Say: “Terrific! ... A great read ... Hooked from the first page ... Impossible to put down ... Thoroughly enjoyed it ... Compelling ... Sets your mind in a tizzy trying to figure out who did it!” BUY THE PAPERBACK. 


WHO KILLED PORKCHOP?
A Key West Mystery

JAMES O'SHEA KELLY was not happy…His knee ached. The coffee stunk. He wanted a beer. His best pal was down in the ER shot full of holes. The mayor of Denver was under guard out at the air base. And he had lost the best butcher in Key West. All because of that darn pig…  BUY IT.