Insights into the writing - and publishing - of author Dan Walsh! You'll love his passion for his craft, and his love for people!
Rescuing Finley Only 99 Cents Now
to make you aware of a major discount going on with 2 of my novels right now. I
know hundreds of you might already have a
copy of one or both of them. If you already have the books, feel free to
forward this email to anyone you know who might enjoy them (especially thinking
of Dog Lovers for the first one).
Rescuing Finley is on sale now on Kindle for only 99 CENTS (marked
down from $3.99). The sale starts today and runs through Wednesday, the 15th.
And, as always, it's FREE on Kindle Unlimited.
The book has been doing very well since its release last November, and it
continues to get rave reviews. As of now, it has rec'd 189 Amazon reviews,
85% are 5 Stars (4.8 Avg). And it's reaching out beyond the Christian
fiction crowd, connecting just as well with dog lovers and those who support
our Wounded Warriors.
publisher has reduced the price of my 2nd novel, The Homecoming, to $1.99
for the entire month of June. This book is actually the sequel to my 1st novel, The
Unfinished Gift, although I wrote it so that it could stand alone. This is a
reconciliation story and a love story set on the Homefront during WW2.
It was actually my first novel where critics began to compare my books to
Nicholas Sparks (although, unlike Sparks, my books don't end in tragedy...you
might reach for the tissues, but not because I've made you sad).
CLICK HERE to check it out on Amazon.
(This book also available on Nook)
Brief Explanation About My Publishing Status
I thought putting these 2 novels together in the same email might present an
opportunity to briefly explain something some of my readers might not
understand. You may have noticed with some of my books, I seem to be the one
putting them on sale or offering some big discount, and with others I use the
language, "My publisher..." (like I did for The Homecoming).
That's because my first 12 novels were published the traditional way, through a
major publisher who had the responsibility to get my books in print and on the
shelves. At the end of 2014, we parted ways (on friendly terms), and I decided
to start publishing my own novels as an
indie. The publisher still owns all the rights to those first 12 novels. I have
no control over what price they set for them, when they offer them on sale, or
for how much.
One of the main reasons for this change was that a "massive shift" in
fiction readers' buying habits occurred. Most began buying their books online,
rather than in the traditional stores. When about 90% of my audience began
doing this, I realized I no longer needed my publisher to reach most of my
readers. I also wanted more creative control with my writing career. For
example, I wanted the freedom to ALSO write suspense novels (like When Night
Comes) and the Forever Home series (Book 1 is Rescuing Finley). My
publisher didn't want me to do either of these things (didn't think they'd
work). I believed they would do just fine (and they have).
I also believed they charged WAY too much for the ebooks (they still do).
Ebooks cost a lot less to produce and I wanted to pass that savings on to the
reader (of which I am one). Some of you have asked why some of my ebooks are
priced so high. This is why. If I had control of those first 12 books, I'd mark
all of them down to $3.99 ($4.99 at the most).
Hope this explanation makes sense and clears up any confusion. Hope you
have a GREAT SUMMER!