I’ve had a great week. Über productive and filled with fun things. Getting work done at a fantastic rate and seeing work progress on the Meeting Each Other series that gives me warm fuzzy feelings as time goes on. 2014 is going to be AWESOME!
But until then…
If you’re not sure what that has to do with anything, take a look at this post by Ileandra. Now… this video is Bo confirming that yes, his latest offering is out next week (SQUEE!) and yes, it’s free.
If I understand him right (I may not, I have my moments, but I think I understand), Bo has financed his latest tour himself and, instead of making buckets of money off it, as he no doubt could, has decided to GIVE AWAY THE SPECIAL VERSION OF THE TOUR FOR FREE.
You’ll be able to find it on YouTube and Netflix for the round, beautiful price of CRAP ALL. Nothing. Nadda. Ziltch. FREE!
Yes, if you want, you can buy a recorded version from iTunes, that’s on pre-order now. But a lot of the what. tour is visual humour. You NEED to see it. So this is… this is an incredible gift to his fans that they don’t even have to pay for. It’s a Christmas present, that’s what it is. I for one want to say:
But it made me think.
I don’t expect to make buckets of money from what I do. 1) I’m not as talented as Bo but 2) doing so from writing is so hit and miss. You can be epic and talented and totally deserve it (JK Rowling) or you can get freaking lucky in ways that not even the smartest of us can understand (E L James). But my luck doesn’t run that way. I’m middling. I’ll never get run over by a car or hit by train, but I won’t win the lottery either. That sort of thing.
Anyway, knowing that, I thought about what I’m actually trying to do with my books. What am I doing? I’m telling stories. I’m sharing. I just want people to read what I wrote and, hopefully enjoy it. So… this is what I’ve decided.
‘Vicki & Lara’ and subsequent stories from the ‘Meeting Each Other’ series released on Smashwords as ebooks are free. FREEEEEEEEEEEEEE!
This should go into effect as soon as Smashwords updates from my instructions on the dashboard. Free!
Use the coupon code MM79V at the checkout to get a 100% discount on ‘Vicki & Lara’!
Unfortunately I can’t do the same over at Amazon; I’m not allowed to list the ebook as free without enlisting it in the KDP Select programme. And since doing so means that I have to take the book off Smashwords (making in inaccessible to anyone without a Kindle!) I’ve listed it there as low as it can possibly go. That’s the best I can do (when I figure out how to do the same there I’ll do it too).
Besides, if you want to give me money, then by all means, buy the Amazon version. I certainly won’t complain. :p But free… if you want the gift of my ebook, then please, visit Smashwords. Get it from there. It’s available there in all formats (even .mobi for you Kindle lovers) meaning you can get it without giving Amazon any of your hard-earned pennies (they don’t deserve it – more than Kobo, perhaps, but not as much as you do).
Phew! Okay… now I feel festive. Have some snow, confetti, presents and other festive shit.