A Good Idea for a New Book

The plot would be simple. A dozen misfits would be selected and taken from prison. A leader would be put in charge and they would undergo a bunch of special training. Then, they would be transported to Russia, close to that outfit that keeps hacking into our systems. Then, very systematically, they would kill each and every one of them.

Then, there would be two results. They would no longer hack into our systems and all others would be afraid to do anything like it.

I would write the book, myself but I am afraid it is beyond my abilities. Oh, and by the way, if you do it, you might run into copyright infringements. It has sort of been done before, different time, different circumstances. As for movie rights, forget it. The Russians would never allow such a movie production. If someone tries it, they might get dead. Still, it sounds like a really good idea for someone willing to chance it.

A Bargain Book

Recently, I was going through “My Author’s Page” on Amazon and discovered a couple of wrong entries.  One of them didn’t belong at all; and I was able to have it removed quickly.  The other was a copy of my book, “Mitch,” though the cover was all wrong.  After three frustrating days, more-or-less, I managed to find out what was going on.  It seems, if someone has a copy of my book, he can sell it on Amazon.com as a used book.  It is sort of a way you can buy my books at a bargain.  I don’t mind so much, but the book is automatically listed on my author’s page and I have nothing to say about it.

I guess it’s not really my page after all.  Not only is the used book listed on my page, but now, after all I went through, the new copies aren’t, leastwise not that I can find.  So if you want to buy a new copy, you can’t.

Well, I guess that’s okay.  At least you can get the book at bargain.  The book sells new for $6.39.  Think of the bundle you can save by buying the new one at over $30.00.  That’s right. They are selling the used one at 3 times the cost of the new one!  Go figure.  In the meantime, the thirty dollar figure is scaring readers away from the new books, maybe from my books altogether.

Another interesting fact, an aside.  The used book is “Currently unavailable.”

If you can figure that one out, let me know.

In the meantime, if you want the book, send me an E-mail.  (KAAY@att.net)  I’ll try to have one sent to you for $6.39 + shipping.  No promises.  The way things are going, even that might be a trick.

For those who have your books listed on Amazon, an additional note.  You might want to manage your own copyrights.  I found out that that the dates listed by Amazon are years later than mine.


I wonder…

If the book is worth $30.00, maybe I under priced it.

Not likely.  I think those who have read it will say it is worth $6.39 but not $30.

A Word in Favor of Amazon Paperbacks

When I finally figured out how to get my books on paperback, I have been busy reformatting them and getting them set up.

I must admit I was very surprised by the quality of the books.  The covers are nice and the paper is good quality, not newsprint.  The binding is almost as good as a hardcover.  As near as I can tell, with proper care the books ought to last a very long time.

So, for those that prefer reading on paper, you might want to consider ordering Amazon printed books.  I suspect that they are slightly more expensive, but the quality more than makes up for it.

I would suggest this, even if you chose to read books by some other author.  You would do well to order at least one, just to see what I mean.

Now I must get back to getting my next one ready for the press.  Of the thirty-five books I’ve written, I am not yet half done.

Just in case you would like to see the books I’ve written, just put this URL in your browser.  My books are not perfect or believable, but they are fun and maybe a little thought provoking.

 

 

 

http://www.amazon.com/author/story_teller