Posted by Sabine on November 22, 2013
Happy to announce that The Demon Mages, my free fantasy novel, Book 1 in The Power of Three trilogy, has hit spot 73 in Genre Fiction, Sagas. If you have not downloaded the book, you can do it until the 24th of November, 2013. Here is a look at the Amazon Best Sellers Rank.
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #30,521 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
#73 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Genre Fiction > Sagas
It’s sequel The Warrior Mage is also out on kindle.
Update: 23rd November, 2013 – The Demon Mages is now sitting pretty at No. 1 in free epic fantasy as well as free sword and sorcery fantasy. This is what Amazon page for it looks like:
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #151 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
#1 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Epic
#1 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Sword & Sorcery
If you have not downloaded your copy, 24th November 2013 is the last date to do so.
Posted by Sabine on November 22, 2013
If you would like to try the first fantasy novel in The Power of Three trilogy for free, then now is the time. The Demon Mages is going to be free from 22nd November to 24th November, 2013. It has an average rating of 4.8 stars on Kindle USA store. If you have already read The Demon Mages, the second book in The Power of Three trilogy, The Warrior Mage, is also available at kindle store.
I hope you enjoy the trilogy.
Posted by Sabine on November 5, 2013
“I write to keep insanity at bay.”
Posted by Sabine on November 3, 2013
I am happy to announce the release of the second book in The Power of Three trilogy. The Warrior Mage is now available at Amazon Kindle store.
Here is a blurb of the book:
Alicia must travel to the Temple of God Yuddha where self-proclaimed emperor Vindha is birthing the fearsome demon mages. She is caught between her deep desire to help the man whose screams she hears in her nightmares, or fulfilling her duty to her siblings?
Can Kayleb use the fifth element of magic to help Alicia destroy the temple of God Yuddha?
Will the northern kingdoms ally with Iram to fight the ultimate battle with Vindha?
A story of great courage, sacrifice…and magic born from the elements.
I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it. Happy Reading!
Posted by Sabine on October 7, 2013
So here is an update of what I am up to:
I finally got the time to revise Serpentine Love, a free romance, paranormal/fantasy story. It’s still not free on Amazon, but you can download it from Kobo, nook, and smashwords. It was rejected by iBookstore earlier because of a stray Amazon link that was embedded inside the text, but the revised version should make it through soon.
The Black Orb is available at Kobo. Hopefully, it will be available soon in Nook and Apple stores also. It’s already up on smashwords.
I am working on the chapter outlines for the third book in the series The Power of Three as well as a new paranormal/fantasy romance series. The original concept for this series is brilliant, and I am not sure if I will write that first or the third book in The Power of Three.
In the meantime, I am off for a family vacation, and I will start working once I come back. If you wish to remain informed about my new books, please sign in the for newsletter.
Take care, and happy reading!
Posted by Sabine on September 28, 2013
For a limited time only, grab your copy of The Demon Mages, the first book in the fantasy trilogy The Power of Three at 0.99$ only.
The special promotion is in place to celebrate the re-release of The Black Orb, and in anticipation of the publication of the second book in The Power of Three trilogy, The Warrior Mage.
Posted by Sabine on September 22, 2013
It’s been a while since I posted. Good news is that I finished The Warrior Mage, and it has gone to the editor. I am looking for beta readers though. If you read The Demon Mages, and are interested in beta reading The Warrior Mage, the second in The Power of Three trilogy, please contact me via mail (@) sabineareed (.) com, or else you can leave your email and name in the comments of this post, and I will get back to you.
Now that The Warrior Mage is finished, I am going to format and upload The Black Orb this week on Amazon and Smashwords. Plus on the agenda is to complete the plotting for the book 3 of the Power of Three trilogy.
So, dear fellows, happy reading!
Posted by Sabine on September 12, 2013
Happy to announce that I am self-publishing The Black Orb, my debut novella that was earlier published by Uncial Press in 2011. I will be uploading the story on Amazon and Smashwords for distribution soon. In the meantime, here is the cover, designed by LFD Designs. Take a look!
Posted by Sabine on September 9, 2013
Long ago, I predicted that eBooks would be reduced in price. You can read that post ‘eBook pricing and Format’ here, and related posts here and here. That time has come now. Amazon has already started a kindle matchbook program according to which you will be able to buy a digital book at a discounted price if you have a print version (purchased from Amazon, of course). The famous Apple court case is also going to force apple to reduce its eBook prices.
I have been running a pole on my website. Out of the 308 people who have voted, a whopping 96% feel that an eBook should be priced between 1 and 5 dollars. Frankly, I think it’s a decent price for an eBook. It only costs the publisher or a self-published author to produce the first book.
The main costs are:
1) Copyright of the book
3) Cover design
Once a book is produced, a publisher or self-published author does not need to make extra copies. It does not cost them anything to produce new copies. (As opposed to print books where each copy costs money in terms of printing costs).
So why should this cost benefit not be passed on to the consumer?
And let’s not forget that there is no shelf-life for a digital book. Unlike a print book that is going to be relegated to the back shelves, and returned if not sold, the digital book can keep on making money forever. The book will continue to make money as long as it remains published.
Of course, an author and publisher can jointly decide to price a book higher, if the author has a large fan following and knows that he or she can continue to sell at a higher price point. But for new authors and for self-published authors, it is important that the book be priced below 5 dollars so that the readers are more willing to take a chance on it.
Posted by Sabine on August 27, 2013
For new authors, the process of copyrighting their work appears daunting, not to mention costly. The US copyright office takes 35 dollars for online copyright. Even though the cost is minimal, many authors are happy to turn over this task to their publishers.
Here is the story of author Tricia Drammeh who has lost rights to her book. With her permission, I am quoting from her blog here:
“I can advise all new authors to be very careful when signing with a publisher. If you don’t have an agent, pay special attention to any clause that has to do with copyright. I would advise you to demand that any copyright clauses are struck from the contract, and I would advise you to copyright the book yourself. If the publisher agrees to copyright the book in the author’s name, I would ask the publisher to remove this clause. For me, this clause was the root of all evil because instead of copyrighting the book in my name, the publisher copyrighted it in his own.”
In this new era of digital publishers, it is all the more important that authors are aware of their rights and do all they can to safeguard their own interests. If you are an author, and are thinking of signing with a digital publisher or small traditional publisher, I would advise that you copyright your work yourself. It takes less than 45 minutes to do so via the US copyright online system, and the cost is negligible and your peace of mind entirely worth it.