The KDP thing was OK. Just OK. Wasn’t bad, wasn’t great. Well, that’s not entirely accurate.
The Good: with KDP I was graciously allowed to advertise with Kindle, and the readers of KDP Select could read the book freely.
The Bad: I couldn’t distribute the book under any of the other normal routes, like Barnes and Noble, Apple, Kobo or Google or, of course, Smashwords.
Which means I missed out on promotional periods like the Smashwords End of Year Sale.
Live and learn. Well, you know what? End of Year is today, and the sale is on until tomorrow, so I’ve added all my books as free AND, plus, also, to boot, Tedrick Gritswell is now available in Smashwords!
Head to https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/773708
and get your copy in whatever format you’d like. Be sure to use the coupon code EY100 at the checkout.
Give it a few days and it’ll be up on iTunes and Google and the rest (not free, sorry).
Bartek Sobieszczuk, or ‘Bart’ to those in the know, is taking part in a fundraiser to live off only rations for a week in order to raise money for Syrian refugees.
I got to thinking about how I could help out. I’m not rolling in dough, no sir, and a lot of my spare change has gone his way but that’s not quite enough. Well, Bart has helped me to help him help others.
I’ve agreed to two things:
- Any and all profits from any and all sales of Tedrick Gritswell from today (Tuesday, 20th of June) to Saturday (24th of June) will go straight to Bart’s fund.
- On Friday I will do as he is doing and subsist solely off 600g of rice for the day. I think I also get to have a tea-bag. Maybe.
It’s not much, I know, but it means that I can at least contribute something more than a fistful of dollars and, as he put it, “They (you guys) get a great read and contribute to a worthy charity at the same time!”
Sounds about right to me.
Of course, if you wanted to donate directly, go right ahead:
That’s the link for his fundraising efforts. It’ll tell you more about it than I can. Go and give it a visit.