Kevin Brennan – an update on an update

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On August 12, 2016, Kevin Brennan visited Reading Recommendations to tell us of a new novel and a new way of publishing: Kevin Brennan – update on a new novel and introducing a new way of publishing!

Now he’s back with the news that Fascination is available to purchase and download as an eBook from Amazon.

¡Fascination is live on Amazon!

Yesterday, with no fanfare whatsoever, I published Fascination on Amazon.

I know. Unexpected, right?

You can probably guess why I did it. Two main reasons: One, that after an initial blast of sales to, pretty much (no, exclusively), people who read this blog, I couldn’t give away a copy. There was no follow-up, no word of mouth, and though a number of potential readers expressed interest via comments on reviews of the book on other blogs, none of them pulled the trigger. Two, aside from the blog and Twitter, there’s no way to market the thing. I knew this going in, of course, but I’d hoped that Janey would tell Jenny and Jenny would buy it and then tell Jackie, who’d buy it herself and then tell Jill. It’s #guerrillapublishing, right? The word spreads and strangers start showing up. Six degrees of separation.

Just didn’t happen.

In the same vein, there’s also no way to attract new reviews, especially reviews by people I don’t know.

It was only after I found out that my mother and sister still couldn’t get the PDF onto their Nooks that I accepted (heavy sigh) that #guerrillapublishing has failed.

At least here. Now. With this book.

(Read more here …)

Where to purchase:
Amazon

Congratulations, Kevin! And best of luck with the eBook version of Fascination!!

Kevin Brennan – update on a new novel and introducing a new way of publishing!

Kevin Brennan has been promoted a number of times on this blog because he keeps writing and publishing great books, which is a good thing for readers like me who love the way this author writes his stories! He’s also part of the Reading Recommendations Revisited, a select group of authors who always give back as good as they get in the promotion department. Now Kevin is back to tell us not only about his latest novel, but of a whole new way to look at releasing and distributing said novel that I think is pretty nifty!

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Fascination!

It’s a road picture (with pictures)…

It’s the novel you buy straight from the author …

It’s a novel about self-realization and vengeance …

It’s a novel about the pointless journey of a grieving young widow — Sally Pavlou — and a lovestruck private investigator — Clive Bridle — looking for the dead man who done Sally wrong …

It’s a novel about postponing the inevitable and rushing to conclusions …

It’s a novel about looking for love and avoiding detection …

It’s a book about doing the thing you do best and finding all the satisfaction you need in it …

There’s a ‘63 Dodge Dart convertible; there’s a magical dog named Biscuit; there’s a cult of bald priestesses and a band of brutally honest guilt-mongers; there’s a massive collection of garden gnomes; there’s cutthroat Texas hold ‘em; but most of all, there’s …

Fascination!

Since Kevin has been blogging about the release of this book and explaining all about his new attempt at publishing, one that means a direct connection between author and reader (purchaser), I’m going to let him explain by linking to those blog posts from the past week:
Fascination launch! Buy for as low as $3.99
Re #guerrillapublishing
Bottom dollar

Where and How to purchase Kevin’s book:
50 Ways to … buy Fascination (And that’s me holding up my purchased copy of Fascination already locked and loaded on my Kindle!)

So there you have it, folks! A new way of publishing and putting books directly in the hands, or rather on the devices, of the readers. And here’s somthing I’d like to ask of my readers … if you do go ahead and purchase a copy of Fascination after reading this promotion, please do send Kevin an email and tell him you heard about the book through me and Reading Recommendations. You won’t win a prize or receive a discount for this, but you will help us both better assess how our efforts are working to promote, distribute, and sell books in a different way from the norm. I too am looking at trying something different again when it comes time to “print” copies of my new novel, One Woman’s Island. So this is all in the name of research and you’d be helping us immensely. Thank you!