Saturday, October 23, 2010

The Basement On KIndle



I've just published my story The Basement on KIndle. Let's see if it sells. I do think that the Kindle is going to have a major effect on the way that people read and buy books in the future. More on that later!

The Basement is about the hunt for a serial killer in New York, and it has a great twist at the end!

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE BASEMENT ON KINDLE

9 comments:

Chantal :) said...

I agree about the Kindle and am dropping major hints for Xmas for either a Kindle or a pair of Uggs but seeing the books you have put on there, the Kindle is winning :)

rob said...

I think the e-reader war is just starting, so I'd hold off for another year or so. I'm not sold on the Kindle (given that I hate DRM-coded products, and the lack of support for EPUB formats).

I'd be interested in Stephen's thoughts on how this is changing the publishing game as far as writer's are concerned - can you conceive of a world where writers sell their work directly to the consumer, cutting out agents and publisher's in a stroke?

Chantal said...

Well I have just oredered the Kindle (so much for waiting for Xmas!) and I know which books I will be downloading first :)

Stephen Leather said...

Thanks, Chantal. When you have your Kindle let me know and I'll cut my Kindle books to zero for a week so that you can download them for free....

Hey Rob, yeah Kindle is going to change the way writer's sell their work. I already have four of my own books on Kindle and am planning more. What is interesting is that they outsell the books that my publisher has on Kindle. I think the key is marketing - my publisher hasn't yet worked out how to promote its books on Kindle and the other devices.

buddleiaBill said...

Being a kindle user now and a regular visitor to the discussion boards on amazon/etc the main criteria to do with book purchasing now seems to be the price , All the forums light up when a (relatively) cheap book appears and it becomes a hot topic.I think people are happy to pay what they see as a fair price , after decades of expensive new formats cd/dvd - all of which eventually crash in price i feel this time people can have a say and influence whats going on - punk rock for literature?
Cutting out the middle man and having artistic freedom are also issues being debated.
Good times ahead for anybody who brings quality into the equation . : )

Chantal said...

YAY, my kindle is here :)

It is charging as I type.

Thanks Stephen, that is so generous of you to do this,

Isn't it sad that I am so excited about this!

Stephen Leather said...

Hi Chantal - Okay, I have cut the prices for The Basement, Dreamer's Cat and Once Bitten to the minimum for the next week! Amazon won't let me go below 99 cents, unfortunately!

buddleiaBill said...

Hello again - you could do with adding links to your books at the bottom of your posts on the amazon discussions forum.
:0)

WLDP said...

Just finshed reading 'the basement'. It's a page turner but very disappointed with abrupt ending.