I’ve Published The Traitor’s Son At Last!

The Traitor’s Son is Book 4 of The Inventor’s Son Series, and it’s finally here! The eBook is live and available on all the major eBook retail sites. Refer to this page to find links to your favorite sites. My books in this series are still going to be available for purchase at Amazon and other sites as well, like Kobo and the Nook Store, by popular demand.

I’ve set the introductory price to $0.99. I did this for a couple of reasons, one being that I felt I needed to give back to the people who have been waiting patiently for this book’s release. It’s been 2 years since I had published The Explorer’s Son. I didn’t want to get to that George R.R. Martin level of the hopelessness of ever getting the next book out, but it was getting there…

The second reason I made the introductory price $0.99 is that I wanted to try an experiment. If I set the price of a book further along in the series at a lower price would that spur sales of the earlier books at full price? I realize that I am participating in an Instafreebie promotion which can skew the data somewhat, but I can tell if this is working or not.

Next up for me are two concurrent projects: The Rebel’s Son (book 5) and a new series for which I am doing R&D as we speak. I may end up releasing all three new series books before I release The Rebel’s Son, but that’s how it goes.  I do have the paperback version of The Traitor’s Son to format and release as well, but because CreateSpace is so backed up for the holidays, I decided it would not be worthwhile to do that before the new year since no one would be able to receive it before then anyway. They are usually known for being so fast, and I’m surprised that it’s like this now. Maybe there are more people buying paperbacks from Amazon and Barnes & Noble lately.

An upcoming post will highlight my adventures with Draft2Digital’s free eBook formatting system that anyone can use to create an EPUB, even if they aren’t going to distribute their books with D2D. Spoiler alert: It can save your butt if you’re in a hurry, but there are some pitfalls and snafus to watch for, especially when using the service to format for Amazon…

Now I’m off to play my video game once again. Believe it or not, though, that is part of my R&D!