All books in the Island of Fog fantasy series now available at Amazon, Kobo, iBookstore, and Barnes & Noble
Posted on June 23, 2013 (Subscribe to Blog)
Yes, you read correctly! All six books in the ISLAND OF FOG shapeshifting fantasy series are now available in four different popular e-bookstores – and the first book is permanently FREE at three of them!
Now that I have six books in the series, I can afford to let the first go for free. Since August 2012, the series has been sold exclusively at Amazon because I've been using their KDP Select program and taking advantage of their free promos. They don't allow you to price a book at less than $0.99, so these promos are often the only way to get your books out for free to a large audience – but only for a maximum of five days in a 90-day period. Those promos have worked well, but it seems they're drying up a little.
So I've opted out of that exclusivity program, and all the books are available from multiple online bookstores. Kobo and iBookstore both allow authors to give their books away, so Island of Fog is permanently free at those stores from now on.
Meanwhile, Amazon have a price-matching program, and it's already kicked in and set Island of Fog's price to $0.00 on a "permanently"-free basis – in other words, until they decide to put it back up to $2.99 (which is out of my control).
The books are also available at Barnes & Noble again, but unfortunately they don't price match, so Island of Fog will remain at $2.99 there. Still, not bad for a 100,000-word novel.
The other five books in the series are set at the usual price of $3.99 each, which should be a steal for those who have read and liked Book 1. So, if you haven't already tried Island of Fog, you now have a greater choice of stores to choose from:
It's been a couple of days since Island of Fog went perma-free on Amazon.com, but as of right now it's been downloaded 1300 times, currently at a rate of about 100 per hour, probably due to exposure on a couple of "free ebook" sites as I write this. I don't expect that rate to continue, but still, even a couple of hundred a day would be great if it's every day of every month! What? 6000 new readers a month? Yes please!
Loved, loved, loved these books! Who knew I would get so caught up in the lives of a bunch of kids! I have already told my 13 year old nephew about the books, and my 9 year old son is always reading them over my shoulder. It's great to find a set of books that are as enjoyable to adults as they are to kids!
Thanks very much for that, Jill! :-)
I really loved your book! I've gotten a couple other free books from Amazon and they weren't that great. But your Island of Fog was really incredible!!! I can't wait to buy them!! How many books are going to be there in the series?
Not sure yet, Anonymous. I'll keep writing until I'm done. :-)