If you’ve been lurking on my blog the last few months, you might recall me griping about distributers trying to mandate the price of an electronic book instead of the publisher who actually, you know, creates it? That all books are not created equal any more than say, shoes, where we value individuality and creativity, and experience in shoe making, rewarding said creativity and style, and experience with a higher price tag. That that high price associated with a small fraction of ebooks is usually temporary, when demand is high, and that it drops when the demand begins to fall. By the way, this is nothing new. Hardcovers have always been more expensive, and if you watch, you’ll notice the price on them drops dramatically when the mass market comes out. E-books are slowly finding their price points, and they seem to be following this same pattern.
For example, just this month, The Undead Pool e-book price has dropped with the mass market coming out last week, and lo, the cost of Dead Witch Walking is at an unreal zero right now. Am I upset? Am I frothing at the lips because MY CREATIVE WORK IS BEING VALUED SO LOW? Heck no. The book has been out for ten years. I’d be uncomfortable if it were being sold at 14.99, or even 9.99. Free is okay for a little while because it’s helping to promote the last book, and so free, it is.
I have no idea how long Dead Witch Walking is going to be free for your Kindle or Nook, so if you want to update your library or gift it to a friend you’ve been trying to hook on the Hollows, now is a really good time.
Click to get Free Dead Witch Walking
Click to get free Dead Witch Walking
It’s also available on ibooks and Kobo.
Oh, and if you’re wondering about the post’s title? I love Galaxy Quest. It’s one of my stop-and-watch movies. Occasionally you can get Guy and Thing One and Thing Two on a roll, and they’ll recite entire passages.