Saturday, 2 April 2016

The Patient Killer: One Month to Go!

On May 4th The Patient Killer will be unleashed upon the Kindle Store. We promised you a bargain, and we’re going to deliver. For the duration of the preorder period PLUS the first week we’ll put TPK up for just 99p/ 99c.

You’ll also be able to read it for free if you’ve got Kindle Unlimited.

Still not enough? We’ll go one better. We’re going to do discounts on the entire DCI Morton series during May. For 5 days we’ll be putting Cleaver Square free for the very first time (and we don’t intend to repeat the offer again until 2017 so grab it while you can).

And if you’ve been on the fence about trying Ten Guilty Men then you’ll be pleased to know we’ll be putting that up for 99p/99c for a week too.

To know exactly when the discounts go live follow us on twitter or facebook. For an email reminder when The Patient Killer goes live join our New Release mailing list by signing up here (and then hitting the Confirm Subscription button when you get the welcome email).

Inevitably people ask us why we do this. Four books, a third of a million words, 1400 print pages, all for less than two dollars total. It’s insane, isn’t it?

The answer is simple: we believe in the books, and we believe in readers. We don’t make much per copy, but we do have a lot of readers and we rely on the total volume to make up for low pricing. We’d rather sell 10,000 copies for $1 each than 500 copies for $10.

Free does not devalue literature. Free empowers readers. It means you can try us without risk. You can stop reading if you don’t like the book, and not lose a penny. We only earn our coin when you like the books enough to want more of them.

We get paid when you want us to get paid.



Before the launch we’ve got some final proofreading to do, and our lovely typesetter Colleen is set to spend a week or so carefully placing each and every word for the print version. Print isn’t a big market for us. We get thousands of eBook downloads per print sale, so it’s taken a while to get to a volume that justifies spending properly on putting together beautiful print editions.

If you like the new look of the print version The Patient Killer, please send one of us an email. If enough of you approve of the new and improved print layouts then we’ll go back and re-issue Dead on Demand, Cleaver Square, and Ten Guilty Men to match.



We have one final thing to cover in today’s blog post: Advance Reader Copies. We’re very liberal with review copies (as eBooks only cost us the time to send you an email). The ARC version of The Patient Killer will be sent out on/around April 23rd. If you want a copy you need to add yourself to the ARC list (here) by the 22nd.

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