As I’ve mentioned relentlessly, I wrote a crazyass good novel called Dead Spot. (Yes, it’s the same book referenced in my last couple of posts about being scammed by Lulu.com.)
Dead Spot has been available for a while as an ebook through Amazon. It seemed like a good idea, reading a book on a computer, since most people are tethered to one anyway. Not to mention the do-gooder angle of me not squandering paper.
Yep, that’s what I really used to think. Then I heard all my friends’ dumbass excuses for not buying my $5 ebook. If I had a nickel for every time someone told me they can’t possibly read a book on a computer (even though they spend all day looking at one), I could retire without selling squat.
The reality seems at odds with Amazon’s recent report that it sells 105 ebooks for every 100 hardcopy books. But no, you didn’t miss the revolution. Amazon also reported that ebooks represent only 10% of its total revenues. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out how many freebies and 99¢ spamaramas are skewing this equation.
So I took the hint and — finally — published Dead Spot in paperback. Sorry, trees. But for those of you who enjoy a hot beach read, it’s good news.
You can buy Dead Spot on my website, www.deadspot-book.com. It’s just $10 for now, a wicked good introductory price that includes shipping (U.S. orders only).
I don’t mind telling you the whole process was an expensive and time-consuming pain in the butt. So no jive please about not buying my paperback, dogs.