The summer solstice is an important day in the Great Horse trilogy. Promise was born that day of our new millennium. The first book was published on that date. Today I’m declaring independence from the tyranny of the free market, as did ancestors I’m actually proud of.
A Grievous State of Affairs
Authors are suddenly required to ‘market their own books’ (because corporate consolidation that’s why), but of course this can’t actually be done effectively as the AUTHOR OF THE BOOK HELLO so it remains to make of this the mockery it is … beginning with the ebook banana boat ride.
There is no clearer example of the manic bubblemind of “free” markets than the clusternutted fiasco that has been made of the simple task of putting text into electronic media. Expect nothing there. The plain fact is, it’s a pirates dream. I mean, yes, the free market is, of course, a pirate’s dream … but this is even CALLED piracy.
I can’t give mammon unleashed my last ebook.
I haven’t published an ebook for Into the Dark (Book 3). It’s the corporate-extortion aspect (ebook sales aren’t audited: publishing is now a post-regulatory marketplace … the market will discipline themblublubbbl). The first two ebooks devoured my own “market” and it’s hard to spend money to lose the rest of it.
My dilemma is that some readers want Book 3 in ebook form, having started with the other two trilogy ebooks.
Then I realized a solution:
Readers can read the ebook of Book III- Into the Dark for free! It just can’t be bought.
Beginning on July 4th, I will offer a free pdf of the entire book III as a gift to anyone who’s read any of the trilogy books. I will set up page for easy ordering.
I am pleased to do this … if you’d like to offer compensation, just leave a short review/comment online somewhere–that would be SO COOL because I haven’t done much to get Book #3 reviews and I need ’em.
Anyway, that’s my Solstice marketing announcement … I hope you liked it! Happy trails!