How PublishAmerica Works

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Before I start explaining how PublishAmerica works, I must indicate now that I have never been an author held with their yoke or associated with them in any way.  This article is merely to serve as a warning to those considering PublishAmerica or any similar service.  (Note:  This is not a self-endorsement of any kind, either.  At the present time, Late Nite Books only publishes one author – Brian Kittrell.)

So, let’s get started, shall we?  Do you have the courage to walk ...

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The Dying Times gets 3-Star Review on Amazon!

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On the Amazon product page, The Dying Times has received its first 3-star review.  On the Amazon rating scale, this is generally considered an average rating, not too good, not too bad.  Good points and bad points that are balanced.  (Update 01/09/2011: I’ve been advised that a 3-star is actually a good review, which makes sense (it’s greater than 51% of the stars you could receive.)

Brian Kittrell, are you insane?  How could you be excited about this?

Well, ...

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Contest Begins Now: Win a Free Kindle 3G!

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This contest is now closed, and a winner has been selected! Thanks to everyone who participated!

The contest begins now for the Q1 2011 Late Nite Books giveaway, endearingly entitled “Nadene’s Awakening”!  The Grand Prize of this contest is a Free Kindle 3G to one lucky winner, signed copies of every book in the series to the First Prize Winner, and more!  Check out the contest details on the contest homepage!

There are free ways to enter, so go ahead and ...

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Riches vs. Fame: An analysis

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In a recent blog article by Stephen Leather, who is leading the sales on Amazon UK Kindle with his title Once Bitten, he shows his sales numbers and talks a bit about the number of sales he has received.  US sales are not quite as high, but I’m sure that he will start accumulating them with the $0.99 price tag.

I also must first disclose that Stephen and I had a rather rough first conversation in which I ...

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Trial Run on eBay in the Works?

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I’ve been thinking lately about how I can find the average price that people want to pay for the print copy of the book.  As a result of a couple of Facebook status updates and some looking around, it suddenly struck me:  maybe eBay can be used as a trial run for the book to determine a good price.

Think about it:  millions of people look at eBay to bid on stuff.  People are more willing to put in a bid ...

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Sales Approaching 300, over 200 sold in December

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I just wanted to make a post regarding sales for December, and, of course, I wanted to thank everyone who has purchased.  I certainly hope you enjoy the book!

This little hobby of mine is becoming a great source of additional income, it would seem.  I’m far off from making this a full-time job, of course, but the little extra boost to my income should help ease the tension at home and pay a few bills.  That’s all I really expected ...

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Giveaway in the Planning for Q1, 2011

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I am planning to offer a giveaway beginning in January, 2011, consisting of a Kindle 3G, as (usually) seen on the front page of Amazon.com, and a few other goodies for second and third prizes, such as signed copies.

Stay tuned.  I am working out the full details of the sweepstakes, and I’ll have it ready by January 1st.

One way to enter will be through purchasing digital or print copies of the book, but don’t worry:  anyone who ...

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Late Nite Books now Hosted with BlueHost!

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Yes, yes, I know.  I should have switched a long time ago.  I was with iPage, but it just wasn’t handling WordPress very well, and it was pretty slow.

I’m with BlueHost now, and I can tell I like it already.  Just visiting the tech support was enough to sell me on this hosting service.  I know I’m an author who writes books, and I should probably be talking about my book in these posts, but I am ...

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Today’s News: Amazon sales and more

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I didn’t want to write three separate blogs for today’s happenings, so I went ahead and combined them all into one for today’s update.  First, I’ve purchased the domain reviewswap.com (which is not up yet in any form), and I will begin working on some custom software to allow independent authors the ability to read each others’ books, post reviews to the website, and agree to post the reviews to Amazon, as well.  This won’t just be an automatic 5-star ...

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Kickstarter Project Success and Other News

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The Kickstarter Project has succeeded.  Thanks to all the pledges and support over these long weeks!  There were a couple of times in the project that I didn’t think we were going to make it, but I’m so glad that we did!  It reached the goal, so it’s time for a little saving and scrimping on my end to save up the rest for the advertising!

All of the pledges should be receiving the electronic version of the ...

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The Dying Times is to be an Audiobook and more

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Everyone calm down!  I’m not reading it myself, so you won’t have to hear my voice on there!  Now, let us continue…

Technology is a wonderful thing.  By using expensive advanced software, The Dying Times will be released in audiobook format for your enjoyment.  The first sample is available for those who are interested on The Dying Times official page.  Of all the voices available, I decided on the younger British female voice; it’s calm, relaxing, ...

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Kindle Sales: 10k-15k on Amazon Ranking

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As a follow-up to this article, I wanted to briefly post this evening that sales on the Amazon Kindle edition of the book are teetering around the 10,000-15,000 sales rank mark.  It seems to have stabilized right around this point, and that will be a good starting point for the advertising campaigns that begin this month and in January.  I am very excited!

The Kickstarter project ends on December 10th, so that funding should help dramatically with ...

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Newsletter to Provide Discounts, Giveaways.

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I have added a newsletter signup to the left sidebar for those interested.  Basically, this will serve as a medium by which fans of the books can opt-in to receive updates and news about releases, special discount coupon codes, giveaways, and the free survivor short stories as soon as they are released.  My commitment against spam remains as strong as it has ever been: your information will not be sold, traded, or given away to third parties.

The newsletters will be posted (in ...

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