Free Book Friday Aug 5: RandoAmazon Sale

Did you know that Amazon will discount books without telling the author?

Yeah. Neither did I.

I just happened to look at the sale page yesterday and saw this:

So, I set my paperback price at $6.99 and Amazon is discounting it to $3.89. When I inquired about this change, I was informed that I still get any full price royalties. The printing cost for the book, according to my KDP dashboard is $2.89, so that means they make ~$1 (and they still have to pay me.)

How long will it last?

Pfft. Who knows.

The story behind Free Book Friday:

I’ve met many authors and readers during my time marketing, cross-promoting, and blogging. I think writers have a responsibility to inform readers about all the indie authors out there in the very crowded world of book publishing. You can’t do it alone, and why would you when you have a supportive group available?

Readers don’t just read one author – they stick with their favorite genres. There lies the power in cross-promotion. If one of my readers buys a book from an author I promote, then chances are there will be a reciprocal effect, or so is the hope. Do I want to boost sales? Of course I do. Do I want to boost other’s sales? Why not. It’s called karma.

Featured Authors

Adeena Mignogna is a physicist and astronomer (by degree) working in aerospace as a software engineer and manager. More importantly, she’s a long-time science fiction geek with a strong desire to inspire others through writing about robots, aliens, artificial intelligence, computers, longevity, exoplanets, virtual reality, and more.

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Elizabeth Wilder writes, paints, and dreams in Montana. She is the author of two poetry collections: Night Cycles, poetry for the dark night of the soul, and Balefire, poetry for the end of the world. Her words and art have appeared in various publications, such as xoJane, Somerset Studio, Still Standing Magazine, Wild Goslings, and Disney’s Family Fun. 

In addition to her quirky little family and their too-many naughty — and very much loved — dogs and cats, Elizabeth is in love with moon-gazing, dancing wild, and drinking too much coffee. 


the true treasure
of this world is
not in gold or silver
or stocks. it is in    
the smile of a stranger in an unfamiliar city     
 the sun's commitment to rising daily    
the heart expanding in the presence of love   
a single feather laying, gossamer   
and soft, on the turning earth.

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Leon Stevens is a multi-genre author, composer, guitarist, songwriter, and an artist, with a Bachelor of Music and Education. He published his first book of poetry, Lines by Leon: Poems, Prose, and Pictures in January 2020, followed by a book of original classical guitar compositions, Journeys, and a short story collection of science fiction/post-apocalyptic tales called The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories. His newest publications are the novella trilogy, The View from Here, which is a continuation of one of his short stories, and a new collection of poetry titled, A Wonder of Words.

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I am an author, composer, and an artist. I published my first book of poetry: Lines by Leon – Poems, Prose, and Pictures in January 2020 and a book of original classical guitar compositions. My latest book is a short story compilation of science fiction/post-apocalyptic tales called, The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories.

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