What, more good news!? Yes. As of right now, thanks to the good graces of the folks at Lulu.com, I now have all of my books currently in print available on Amazon.com. Summerworld, The Four-Day Weekend and the older...By Serdar Yegulalp on 2009/05/26 21:11
As of right now, thanks to the good graces of the folks at Lulu.com, I now have all of my books currently in print available on Amazon.com. Summerworld, The Four-Day Weekend and the older works Another Worldly Device and Casual Users are all available directly from Amazon.com via the above links!
How did this happen? Apparently, Lulu.com periodically offers Amazon.com placement for certain select authors and books. I'm still trying to find out if this means future books from me will also be automatically eligible for Amazon distribution, but I intend to make that possible even if they don't give it to me as an automatic option. (I also plan to fine-tune the prices as best I can to make sure I can offer the Amazon books at costs that are commensurate with the other distribution channels.)
Obviously, I'm thrilled. I now have the chance to connect directly with a massive number of people without having to go through a publisher.
It also means I need your help, dear fans, more than ever.
Here's what you can do.
1. Order some of my books. If you've been going back and forth about picking up a copy, and have only hesitated because you trust Amazon.com more than Lulu (or me), or because you have credit with Amazon that you can't use anywhere else, then go buy one of the books at Amazon and make me happy.
2. If you've already bought my books, write a review. Log onto Amazon.com, go to one of the above listings, and contribute a review so that other people will know that this thing was actually read and (gasp, shock) enjoyed by others.
3. Promote within Amazon. Add the book to your Wish Lists, your So You'd Like To ... guides and your Listmania! lists.
4. Promote outside of Amazon. Link back to my site, link back to my books (use the direct links above, they're the shortest), and just go nuts getting the word out.
I hadn't planned on this at all, but it looks like I'll be going to Anime Next in June. What's more, I'm going there as a vendor.You got that right: I'll be in the artist's alley, selling everything you see...By Serdar Yegulalp on 2009/05/26 20:18
I hadn't planned on this at all, but it looks like I'll be going to Anime Next in June. What's more, I'm going there as a vendor.
You got that right: I'll be in the artist's alley, selling everything you see here and then some. Odds are I'll be able to take some time out to cover the show (maybe as press, I have no idea yet), but my efforts there will be concentrated on selling and getting to know the show a little better.
If you're there, drop on by. Tell 'em Genji sent you!
Time for a bit of an update on the projects-in-progress front.After a little too much time in the "is that wordcount or water torture?" department, Tokyo Inferno is finally back on something laughingly resembling a schedule. I hope to have...By Serdar Yegulalp on 2009/05/09 23:41
Time for a bit of an update on the projects-in-progress front.
Science fiction, rebooted.
Other Lives Of The Mind