#KindleUnlimited The World Has Changed. #author #authors #writer #writers

Checked my email a few hours ago,

received a message from Amazon,

my life,

and the life of ANYONE,

who’s an independent author,

will NEVER be the same.

Keep reading.

-They won’t listen to you.

Yes they will.

-No they won’t,

you’re losing them right now.

Well fuck’em then;

you don’t need the competition anyway.

Forgive my random thoughts;

sometimes,

the voices in my head kick into overdrive.

Keep writing.

If you’re a reader,

or,

used to be a reader,

or,

would like to be a reader,

Amazon has just released a Netflix like service for books.

Pay $10 a month,

read ALL you want.

Wow.

Fucking cool!

Right away I read analysis on a few Web blogs that this is nothing new,

that,

there are two other services which are “similar.”

Really?

Did you notice that Amazon is the world’s largest bookstore?

Did you notice that Amazon actually makes and sells it’s own hardware,

at cost,

by the TRUCKLOAD?

Did you notice that Kindle is available on ALL platforms?

Windows;

Mac;

Android;

IOS;

to name the main ones.

Did you notice Amazon makes it EASY for an indy author to publish,

worldwide,

collect revenues,

and offers Digital Rights Management built into their platform?

So,

what does this mean?

Amazon has the vast majority of hardcore book buyers already,

this NEW service,

combined with their other strengths:

the ability to ship analog books;

cross platform support;

their own quality tablets-

within 5 years,

will give them the rest of the hardcore readers.

What else does this mean?

Book sales,

as we know it,

has come to an end.

No longer will most authors be able to sell books,

that’s the old way.

No,

the new way is Kindle Unlimited.

A book junkie will download and read your book,

you will get paid a small royalty.

Gone are the days of 70% x 9.99.

Ahead:

a little money per download.

Who will benefit?

Who will suffer?

Here’s what I see.

Fast forward five years:

125 million subscribers worldwide,

HUNGRY,

for great content.

Devouring new books with every bowel movement.

They see a title,

unknown author,

cool cover,

sounds interesting,

click—> download now.

This book sucks!

New search,

unknown author,

cool cover,

sounds interesting,

click—–> download now.

This book rocks!

What else did this author pen?

click, click, click, click, click….

New authors are going to be discovered,

rapidly.

No longer will Amazon have millions of unread books on their servers,

all their quality content will be discovered!

So,

If you write shit,

you’re fucked.

No longer will you be able to con someone into paying $10 for your crappy book with a catchy title,

(since the royalties will be much smaller,

and,

the pay only happens when the customer reads 10% of the book.)

Who will suffer?

Con men.

Who will benefit?

Anyone who creates great content.

This is a massive playing field leveler.

If you write better than a famous author,

you will make more money than the famous author.

You won’t need a major publishing house to get discovered,

you will be discovered by the Amazon reader horde,

your book will rise in the sales rankings,

your book will spread via reviews and social media,

you will enjoy some FAT checks.

So,

assuming you’re a writer,

how can you position yourself to benefit from this new paradigm?

1. Create great content.

Duh.

Tell me something I don’t already know,

asshole.

No,

seriously,

listen.

Study the Elements of Style,

read all you can,

write reviews,

master your craft.

No longer will your great book(s) remain undiscovered,

because people don’t want to pony up a dollar to try something new-

Have you ever watched a Netflix movie that you wouldn’t pay full price for at a theatre?

IT’S that cool!

Millions of people will NOW read your work,

because,

it will cost NOTHING to sample it!

2. Create lots of content.

The more,

the shorter,

the better.

Wouldn’t it be cool to get paid for short stories?

Poetry?

Children’s books?

Whatever?

Anything you want to create,

now you have a guaranteed audience as long as it rocks!

Imagine how much money you could make writing a new,

great,

short story every week.

Face it:

2.99,

even

.99

is too much money for a short story,

now,

all short stories will be free to the horde.

If this group loves you,

which they fucking will,

they will devour every book you write,

no matter how small.

They will find it,

no matter how difficult it is to search you out.

I am VERY excited.

This is a new gold rush!

The World Has Changed!

I will have as many books as possible as fast as possible on KDP exclusively,

(sorry to my Smashwords fans,)

but,

I must embrace the NEW king.

There is nothing that can compete with this!

I,

for one,

welcome our new publishing overlords.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fan of the #furaicompilation?

Now’s your chance to “catch up”; spread a little Christmas spirit.

Give the gift of #reading to someone who may not #read much, or, to a #ya #horror #scifi fan!

#Christmas Ketchup is a 300 page #anthology of #furaicompilation #shortstories or packets as I like to call them.

Sex Majik – Packet 1.
Alien Death Match – Packet 2.
Paradise Prison – Packet 3.
Lotus Corporation – Packet 4.
Power Trip – Packet 5.
Novel Roadkill – Packet 6.
Novel Roadkill 2 – Packet 7.
Descend – Packet 8.
The Gates – Packet 9.
Novel Roadkill 3 – Packet 10

Sold separately: each individual #shortstory sells for $2.99, with #Christmas Ketchup you get all 10 works, and some great bonus material bargain priced at $9.99.

Stuff that in your fucking stocking!

Read and enjoy!

Merry Christmas!

DS.

#freeebook #freekindle #furaicompilation Friday

This is my last public Blog post and Tweet about free giveaways.

From now on, all free promotions, if I choose to run anymore, will always center around Friday.

I usually give out books on Thursday and Saturday too (and sometimes other days), but EVERY book that is given away Free will always be available on at least one Friday, WHY?

Because, I’m sick of talking about it.

To me, this blog should be a creative writing platform, a place I can go and just write.

Announcing a free ebook via blog is too much work: it takes a minimum of an hour to construct a decent blog post, edit it, and compose a decent Tweet.

Most of these blog posts are pretty identical, so, I refuse to do them any longer.

So, if you want to subscribe to my blog, please do so:

  • I’ll blog about books recently published, books I’m working on, and any other topic I feel like ranting about; what I won’t do, is tell you when my stories are going to be available for FREE:

THE ANSWER IS FRIDAY: ALWAYS FREE FUCKING FURAI FRIDAY.

This FRIDAY is 12/20, the giveaway starts at 12:00 AM PST (Amazon’s Midnight- 3 AM Eastcoast)

This Friday is my Christmas bonus to you, my fans, (and the ones that read my blogpost from the hashtag room.)

TOMORROW you can download 6 packets (short stories and small books) and 2 Novels for FREE (Retail $28):

PACKETS: (short stories/quick reads)

Lotus Corporation – Packet 4

12/20

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http://www.amazon.com/Lotus-Corporation-Furai-Compilation-Packet-ebook/dp/B00H7JV7MC/

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In the near future, alien race is discovered with ability to travel FASTER than speed of light, through projected thought.

The Lotus Corporation owns this newly discovered inhabited planet.

The secret to faster than light, virtual, travel is believed to be a chemical stimulant

Power Trip – Packet 5

12/20 and 12/21

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http://www.amazon.com/Power-Trip-Furai-Compilation-Packet-ebook/dp/B00H7OKZSE/

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A direct continuation of Lotus Corporation.

Power Trip takes us physically to The Emperor’s throne room, for a journey into metaphysics, hypnosis, and psychological terror.

Novel Roadkill 1 – Packet 6

12/20 and 12/21

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http://www.amazon.com/Novel-Roadkill-Furai-Compilation-Packet-ebook/dp/B00H8RTC34/

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NON FICTION-

Teaches the first two rules to follow when giving an Ebook away (nonfiction to help writers sell their novels).

Novel Roadkill 2 – Packet 7 

12/20 12/21 12/22 12/23

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http://www.amazon.com/Novel-Roadkill-Right-Compilation-Packet-ebook/dp/B00H9ZFZAE/

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An account of a writer receiving advice from an unexpected source, his future self!

Ties together Power Trip and Novel Roadkill.

Descend – Packet 8

FREE – AVAILABLE NOW! 12/19!

12/19 12/20 12/21

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http://www.amazon.com/Descend-Furai-Compilation-Packet-8-ebook/dp/B00HBAUTJ4/

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Descend: a planet discovered unlike any other;

a dark planet composed of 100% carbon:

  • 10Xs the diameter of Earth should mean extreme gravity; it doesn’t.
  • it should have no life, it’s too far from any star for evolution to have started, yet there is life, abundant life.

As the first explorers begin investigating, a message starts being received, seemingly from the planet itself: “You’re not welcome here! Leave!

Science Fiction and Psychological Horror.

The Gates – Packet 9

FREE – AVAILABLE NOW 12/19!

12/19 12/20 12/21 12/22 12/23

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http://www.amazon.com/The-Gates-Furai-Compilation-Packet-ebook/dp/B00HE5ND9Y/

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A character, mentioned a few times in How to Beat up a Bully, will stop at nothing to achieve success, this drive, leads him down a very dark path,

a path that leads to: The Gates.

NOVELS

Kuzka’s Mother

12/20 12/21 12/22 12/23 12/24

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http://www.amazon.com/How-Beat-Bully-Kuzkas-Compilation-ebook/dp/B00H0SPA46/

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Summary

Triggers

12/20 12/21

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http://www.amazon.com/How-Beat-Bully-Triggers-Compilation-ebook/dp/B00H12F0W8/

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How to Beat up a Bully introduces The Seeker to:

Ray, the main character of The Furai Compilation.

Ivan, the scientist inventor crucial to the survival of the human race.

And, the Furai, a dangerous secret society, that teaches its followers ancient majik; how to build, finance, and manage an army, and, conquer any enemy.

Descend – #scifi #horror #freeebook #freekindle #scifibooks #furaicompilation

Descend: a shortstory (a very quick read): a planet discovered unlike any other;

a dark planet composed of 100% carbon:

  • 10Xs the diameter of Earth should mean extreme gravity; it doesn’t.
  • it should have no life, it’s too far from any star for evolution to have started, yet there is life, abundant life.

As the first explorers begin investigating, a message starts being received, seemingly from the planet itself: “You’re not welcome here! Leave!

Free on Amazon, today only.

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http://www.amazon.com/Descend-Furai-Compilation-Packet-8-ebook/dp/B00HBAUTJ4/

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Read and enjoy!

Let me know what you think.

DS

Power Trip How to take axofilosophein without dying…

Power Trip: NEW Furai Compilation SCFI – FREE download till 12/14.

SHORT STORY; QUICK FUN READ:

In the Emperor’s throne room a novice learns HOW to take a DANGEROUS yet powerful DRUG, if you do not follow a few simple rules it will KILL you… 

Go to Amazon, download for FREE on ANY device, androidiPhonewhatever

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http://www.amazon.com/Power-Trip-Furai-Compilation-Packet-ebook/dp/B00H7OKZSE/

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Read and enjoy,

Let me know what you think.

DS.

Lotus Corporation: Planets auctioned; STIMULANT; key to expanding The Empire #furaicompilation #scifi #freeebook

Lotus Corporation: NEW Furai Compilation SCFI – FREE download till 12/14.

SHORT STORY; QUICK FUN READ:

In the near future, alien race is discovered with ability to travel FASTER than speed of light, through projected thought.

The Lotus Corporation owns this newly discovered inhabited planet.

The secret to faster than light, virtual, travel is believed to be a chemical stimulant

Go to Amazon, download for FREE on ANY device, android, iPhone, whatever

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http://www.amazon.com/Lotus-Corporation-Furai-Compilation-Packet-ebook/dp/B00H7JV7MC/

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Read and enjoy,

Let me know what you think.

DS.

Paradise Prison #free #freekindle #singularity #cyborg #scifi #scifibooks #tcot #furaicompilation #mafia #mob

Paradise Prison a short story (very quick read); takes place in the very near future; a tale of a synthetically enhanced man (cyborg) taking over an American prison.

http://www.amazon.com/Paradise-Prison-Furai-Compilation-Packet-ebook/dp/B00H29N18U/

If you like mafia tales, some graphic violence, intelligence gathering and the use of leverage,

LET ME MAKE AN OFFER YOU CAN’T REFUSE:

It’s FREE December 5th Through December 9th.

Enjoy,

DS