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A one day freebie for self-publishers

Sorry for the short notice everyone, but I’ve just put the ebook version of  ‘How to Print Your Novel with CreateSpace‘ up for one free day on Amazon.

The good news is that it’s scheduled for tomorrow, January 13th 2018 [about dinner time on the east coast of Australia].

The bad news is that it’s only available for the Kindle Fire tablets and the Kindle app. – i.e. it’s not available on the ordinary Kindles.

The reason is that the ebook version was created using the Amazon Textbook Creator, and Textbook Creator files don’t work on the ordinary Kindles. Given how many screenshots and illustrations there are in the How-to, that’s probably not such a bad thing as you really need to see them in colour.

If you’re ready to self-publish a print book of your own, or even if you’re still at the dreaming stage, please, PLEASE download the book tomorrow and keep it for future reference. The information in the book can be found on the internet – that’s how I found it all – but you’ll have to search for it, so get the book and have it all in the one place, in step-by-step order. 🙂

I’m keeping the freebie to just one day because I’m hoping the pirates won’t find out about it until it’s too late. This is just my theory, right, but I believe the free days we all use to market our books play into the hands of the pirates. They download our books, break the DRM if there is one, and then use our books as ‘bait’ for unwary readers hoping for a free book.

Again, I’m only theorizing here, but I found my first book on a couple of pirate sites some time ago. I didn’t want to go too deep in case I picked up a nasty infection, but one site used free books to lure people into a marketing scam. The other one? I don’t know but my anti-virus did not like it one little bit.

Anyway, that’s the long version of why I try not to put my books on free anymore. It’s also the reason this blog post is the only marketing I intend to do.

Okay, so January 13th on Amazon [dinner time for Aussies]:

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss/146-8929991-5956327?url=search-alias%3Ddigital-text&field-keywords=How+to+Print+Your+Novel+with+CreateSpace

I hope you all know that I’d really appreciate knowing if/where there are errors, or why something doesn’t work. 🙂

cheers

Meeks

 

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