I hosted a reddit AMA recently (go check it out; it was fun. If nothing else, you’ll learn a thing or two about trapping armadillos. Seriously.). One of the questions I was asked had to do with the most economical way to get a hold of my books. The person asking the question was a student with a tight money situation. As someone who also was a poor student once upon a time, I sympathize with his situation, especially when you consider how much the traditional publishers charge for eBooks these days.
My answer was that, if you like roguish, assassin characters, then check out Tales of the Assassin Without a Name. The first story, Fine Wine, is free, and each installment after that is only 99 cents. If, however, you’re interested in magic and infernal machines, then my Alchemancer novels are generally about $5 each.
The only problem with my answer was that I left out a couple of very important deals!
You see, beyond the usual suspects when it comes to online retailers, I also sell my eBooks direct from this site. Selling direct has been a great experience. It allows me to earn higher royalties than anywhere else and put together some truly awesome deals for readers.
For example, going back to my Assassin Without a Name suggestion above, you can actually get all 6 of the stories in the series for the low, low price of $3.99 currently. That’ll save you a couple of bucks with respect to the $6 you’d spend at Amazon.
Also, for The Alchemancer series, you’ll spend $10 buying the first two books from Amazon. But, buy from me and both books will only cost you $5.99.
Last, there’s Tales of Uhl, which is a collection of firsts: the first Alchemancer book, the first Rangers of the Hall book, and the first (three) Assassin Without a Name stories. I can’t sell this for less than what I sell it for on Amazon, but it’s still a great deal at $7.99.