UPDATE: DEALS ON ALL BOOKS ENDED DEC 24th. Sorry you missed out this time around! FREE BOOKS, MASSIVELY DISCOUNTED BOOKS! I’m EITHER in the holiday spirit, OR, I’ve lost my mind. My wife nodded gently at the latter—she knows me best. 😉 HERE’S THE BOTTOM LINE. All of my Black Flagged books are on sale or free for a limited time. Keep reading to learn more. For the next few days, you can grab the Black Flagged Box Set (Books 2-4) for $0.99. That’s a 95% off buying all three separately and 90% off the regular price of the Box Set ($9.99)! FOLLOW THIS LINK to the deal on AMAZON. And if you don’t already have Black Flagged Alpha, the first book in the series, you can get Black Flagged Alpha for $0.99 for a limited time. CLICK THIS LINK TO GET BLACK FLAGGED ALPHA. And if you just like FREE books, you can grab the second book in the series, Black Flagged Redux, for FREE. FOLLOW THIS LINK to the free book. TIS THE SEASON TO GIVE LOW PRICED BOOKS AS GIFTS! This is the first time I’ve offered the Box Set at
I’ve thought long and hard about my strategy moving forward, and I’ve decided to… WRITE THE BOOKS I LOVE AND PUBLISH THEM WITH AMAZON. THE SAME THING I’VE DONE SINCE THE BEGINNING. Somehow this has worked for me amidst all of the changes, controversy, new programs, tweaks to the programs and general shifts in the publishing landscape. I suspect it wasn’t a fluke. AND I’m not suggesting that I don’t have a plan. I DEFINITELY HAVE A PLAN, but it involves a steady, non-reactionary approach to building a career. In fact, I’ll share some exciting news with you next week that casts more light on this plan. STEADY ON THE HELM WITH AN EYE ON THE HORIZON.
Without borrowing too many of the themes expertly highlighted by my esteemed colleague, Russell Blake, in his recent flurry of end of the year, must-read posts (The New Landscape and 2015 Predictions), I want to take a few moments to explore a critical strategy for navigating the new Indie publishing landscape. Diversification. There’s little doubt that the e-book landscape has changed. From the weakening impact of popular promotional services (if you can even get selected for one of the major services) to a softening of the traditional Indie pricing advantage, most Indies (big and small) have reported a decline in e-book sales and revenue. The launch of Kindle Unlimited remains a key suspect in 2nd half 2014 declines, ironically affecting authors that had taken steps to shield their book portfolios from Amazon by taking their books out of Kindle Select. This is the kind of irony that leaves nobody laughing. For ebooks, 2014 yielded a seismic shift in the Indie landscape, with after shocks that will be felt long into 2015. What can an Indie author do to prepare for 2015? As I sit down to create my 2015 business goals, I look back at 2014, and wonder how I can