Thursday, April 18, 2013

Konrath's Thank You 99 Cent Sale

In 2002 I signed my first 3-book deal for $110,000. My agent got 15%, which meant I cleared $93,500. This was paid out over the course of over four years. It took over six years from the date I signed the contract to finally earn out and start making royalties.

One of the biggest reasons I wanted to regain control over my legacy books was so I had say-so over the price. I felt that publishers price ebooks too high.

When I got my rights back, I lowered my prices to $3.99.

So, how has that worked out for me?

During the 31 days of March, I earned $102,000 on my self-pubbed books. Some of this was from my old titles that never found a publisher. But 90% of it was from the books I got back.

As you might guess, I'm incredibly happy and grateful. So I wanted to do something to celebrate.

For the next three days, my Jack Daniels, Jack Kilborn, and sci-fi books will each be 99 cents (with the exception of AFRAID, which is free 4/19 - 4/23).

So, if you've never tried my books before, now you can scoop up all eleven for about the price of what one used to cost in paperback.

It's something that no legacy publisher would ever do. Which is why I want to do it. Because I can.

This sale ends at 11:59pm Central Time on Sunday night. So get them while they're hot...

Please help spread the word about this sale by linking to this blog, or to the individual titles.

And thanks for reading!