The emergence of ebooks as a viable medium for authors has enabled independent authors to reach wide audiences through digital delivery on the internet. As an indie author, I've benefited from the global distribution of my titles. A portion of my income every month comes from readers outside the United States, predominantly in countries that have English speakers and readers such as Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and India.
It's cold and dark where I live, and curling up with a good book under blankets is a good survival plan. Today I'm sharing a big list of bargain ebooks in the science fiction and fantasy genre, so you can load up your tablet and have money left to pay the heat bill.
For the weekend of January 7th and 8th, you can find ebooks for only $0.99 through the website of Patty Jansen. She's done the hard work of gathering titles and organizing them by retailer.
For those who received a new Android tablet as a gift, you're now in possession of a perfectly good ebook reader. Like me, you'll use your tablet to do other things like research the web, waste life energy on social media, and watch movies, but I also enjoy reading ebooks on my tablet.
Every Android device comes with access to the Google Play store. This store sells apps, music, television shows, movies, and ebooks to a global audience. You can also easily add apps for other online
The Nook ebook store presents readers with a steady supply of free reads. The merchandising system does not make it easy to find them, but if you do a search with the word free, such as "free romance," the results will come back with a bunch of free titles.
Try this search with any type of genre or topic after the "free" like "free fantasy" or "free shifter fiction."
You can then sort search results by the menu options for "n
It's the first weekend of the month, and that means author Patty Jansen has put together a massive list of free ebooks for fans of science fiction and fantasy.
At her website, all the titles have been organized according to retailers. Readers worldwide will be able to find a free read. This is a great way to discover new authors that might not be presented to you when you're browsing at a retail site. There's so many hidden gems, and promotions like these uncover them for you. Lists
You've been browsing for gift ideas and comparing prices on your iPad or tablet until you don't know what to choose. When you get to that point, it's good to shift internet gears and move into entertainment mode. The relaxing pleasure of reading novels is another use for your tablet. As always, reading offers an alternative when you're not in the mood for the passive consumption of video content.
Taking a break to pick up a wee goodie for yourself might break the ice of gift shoppin
I recently joined a writers' group in my community. I've never had an opportunity to do this before, and it's been great being exposed to other writers and their career paths.
One member is Maris Soule, who has enjoyed a long career as a romance and thriller author. (See a list of her books.) Her works have been read by 100,000s of thousands of people over the years. She has a new book coming out this spring from a publisher, but today I'm going to talk about her release of a title
It's the first weekend of the month and that means a big list of $0.99 ebook deals at PattyJansen.com. I don't have any of my titles in the promotion this month, but I'm sure many of my blog readers would like to see the great reads on sale. Some of the titles in this Science Fiction and Fantasy promotion will only be $0.99 for the weekend. Others might be at that low price for longer periods. Sale prices are valid for November 5th and 6th.
The Silver Dagger Scriptorium has launched the promotional blog tour for The Rys Chronicles.
This is the first epic series that I wrote and published, and it's time to drum up new publicity for it. Thousands of readers all over the world have enjoyed this series since I completed its publication in 2007.
If you're looking for a new epic fantasy full of interesting characters and magical challenges, you can read the first book, Union of Renegades, for free. After downloa
Through Friday, October 21st, you can read Lessons Learned: A Rys World Short Story for free. This short dark fantasy reveals an important episode of back story alluded to in the epic series The Rys Chronicles. If you enjoy short reads or want to check out a new fantasy world, read Lessons Learned.
It's free worldwide this week at Google Play.
My Ebooks that are free all of the time.
I also have many novels available in Google's store. Each series sta
Return to Mech City by Brian Bakos gets my vote as the best free read at Smashwords. This first book of the Robot Horizon Series presents a modest book cover and a mere two-sentence description that managed to immediately snag my attention.
The story is a post-apocalyptic dystopia. Humanity has succumbed to plague and environmental devastation. Only the robots remain.
Before the apocalypse, many types of robots had been integrated into human society, and robot engineers
This week Rys Rising: Book I goes to war.
I entered its cover in the Cover Wars competition at Author Shout.
To show your support for my stunning epic fantasy cover that features Amar and his magical mistress Onja, please visit the cover wars page and cast your vote. It only takes a wee bit of time. Your vote will actually count toward something, and you won't have to hold your nose while you do it.
Australian writer, poet, and teacher Ashley Capes has released a new novella.
Never (Prequel to the Amber Isle) is a free ebook at Smashwords.
Adventure? Check. Magic? Check. Sarcasm? You bet.
Roguish Never is sure he has hunted down every relic and every clue possible on his quest to finally lift the curse on his blood and hopefully learn his true name. However, convincing the wealthy Lord Firmita to part with a map to the sunken city proves to be f
This weekend is your big chance to find something new to read and not have to pay anything. That way you'll be able to buy something pumpkin spicy to enjoy while you curl up with a new fantasy or sci fi ebook.
Author Patty Jansen prepares a big list of free ebooks every month. Her current collection features ebooks that will be free on October 1st and 2nd. Some, like Rys Rising, are free all of the time, but others aren't, so you'll want to make your download decisions this weekend.
I’m pleased today to publish a guest post by Cassie, a blogger from Culture Coverage. She’s also published articles at sites like Lifehack.org and Digitalmusicnews.com. Today, at Her Ladyship’s Quest, she examines the technological impact of computers and the internet on authors.
I remember hearing the internet was going to make books obsolete in the mid-2000s. Now that E.L. James has thrown that idea to the wind, all the would-be authors of tomorrow can breathe a sigh of relief because b
Maybe a lot of indie authors focus only on Kindle publishing, but many others make their works available in over 50 countries in the Apple iBooks store.
I've partnered with 7 other authors and produced an ebook for fantasy and sci fi fans that brings together 9 novels and novellas for only $0.99. If you love fantasy or want to try a new genre, the value price on Outcast Journeys will give you an opportunity to read 8 authors new to you.
I went to see Snowden at the theater last night. I wanted to see it right away because I worried that it might not be in theaters for long and that it will get bad reviews because of its subject matter that is controversial to my government. I wanted to support one of my favorite filmmakers, and I was not disappointed.
Oliver Stone crafted a gripping and thought-provoking docudrama that informed me about the moral crisis experienced by Snowden and his progression toward it as he ma
The rise of the internet and digital publishing has expanded choices for readers. Several years ago I had the pleasure of coming across author TC Southwell on Smashwords. She's a talented fantasy writer from South Africa who has developed quite a fan following worldwide with her numerous novels.
And, it appears, my own works of fantasy have been catching the eye of South African readers. Over the summer, I've noticed an uptick in free downloads of my novels at the Google Play store,
This Labor Day weekend you have a chance to stock up on exciting science fiction and fantasy ebooks at low prices. Thanks to the lists created by Patty Jansen, you can browse $0.99 ebooks at your favorite online retailers. All of the ebooks will be $0.99 during the weekend of September 3rd and 4th.
Some of the ebooks like the multi-author box set that I produced, Outcast Journeys, are always $0.99. To find Outcast Journeys, look at the bottom of the listings under Box Sets & Col
I've hunted down two more Amazon gift card giveaways for my blog readers to enter. The first one is a promotion for a new fantasy book by Alan Black. There will be multiple winners for prizes that include gift cards, books, ebooks, and a Kindle Fire tablet. Entries will be taken through September 15th.
Visit the Tome Tender book blog for details about how to enter Alan Black's QUEST FOR THE WHITE WIND Blast & Giveaway
I've tracked down some giveaways online that I'm sure lots of people would be interested in. At the Online Book Club, I found an extra nice Amazon Gift Card giveaway drawing for $250! Entries close at the end of August. If you don't win the shopping spree at Amazon, you can try your chances at picking up a new book at two different book giveaways going on at Goodreads. See the details and the links to enter the drawings below.
Outcast Journeys: Fantasy and Sci Fi Box Set by Eight Great Authors bundles 9 novels from an international group of authors. This ebook offers fantasy fans over 600,000 words of English-language content, and it's available internationally, including India.
People in India with an Android phone or tablet have access to the Google Play store where Outcast Journeys is included along with all of my other ebooks.
For Google Play's ebook store in India, I priced the box set
If you like to get your ebooks from Smashwords, I've got an excellent deal for you. I'm seeking reviews for the title Outcast Journeys: Fantasy and Sci Fi Box Set by Eight Great Authors. It's already a $0.99 anthology with over 600,000 words of content, but, for those willing to leave a star rating and review at Smashwords, I'm offering a 100 percent off coupon code.
Use code PE37D to get this entertaining collection for free. After you've read it, return to Smashwords and leave a