Here are some more well reviewed independent authors from the Kindle Store -
- Jeremy at pskl.com writes about a book called Uncubicled. Its $0.99, rated 4.5 stars across 23 reviews, and you might like it a lot. The article itself is really good and talks about what the Kindle Store is doing for independent authors -
As an unknown, just getting your foot in the door of a publisher was an enormous feat. Often it was a matter of “knowing the right people.” If you didn’t know the right people, you’d have to hire them. Agents, managers, and many other people looking to take a cut of your hard-earned payday IF that payday ever comes.
Most would not get published, destined to return to anonymity and give up their dreams, their wallets considerably lighter for the effort. [read on ... there's a happy ending ;) ]
- A book for 10 cents? Yes, somehow Michael F. Stewart has a kindle thriller for just 10 cents called The Caliphate. Its already #805 in the Kindle Store and perhaps you can be the first reviewer.
- Free Book – Catherine Wilson has a trilogy called When Women Were Warriors in the Kindle Store and you can get the first book for free at the Catherine Wilson author website. Love the cover -
- Bicycle Shop Murder for 80 cents - the first book in a series by Robert Burton Robinson. Feel he’s missing a huge opportunity by not giving the first book away for free. The books in the series are all rated 4.5 stars.
- Finally, yet another free kindle contest – this time from gizapage.
Any aspiring authors that are struggling right now, ought to read Jeremy’s rationale for buying the Uncubicled book and take heart -
McMains has done an excellent job of marketing the book via twitter, facebook, and a website. I found him on twitter, actually (or HE found ME, I should say, after I mentioned my Kindle in a twitter post). This is a business model that I believe is very important to the future of digital publishing and, as such, needs to succeed.
Kindle owners want you to succeed.
Quick Tip: Do not make a site just for one book. Do something like what Boyd Morrison did i.e. a site on his name and pages on the site for his books. If you must have a website make it a subdomain of your main site i.e. make it http://www.mybrand.com/uncubicled/. That way all the link juice you get is to your brand and to your site and can be leveraged for future books.
Making a site for just one book is the online equivalent of writing a bestseller and then never using that author name again.