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Re: The End of the World!
« Reply #15 on: August 27, 2011, 10:18:42 AM »
An odd, yet oddly touching tale of life, death, and the space in-between by award-winning author Andrew Biss.

The End of the World is currently available at the discounted price of just £1.99 in the UK Amazon Kindle Store!



You can check it out here in the U.S. and here in the U.K.!

Overview:

Are you prepared for what comes next?

Accustomed to a life of cosseted seclusion at home with his parents, Valentine is suddenly faced with making his own way in the world. His new life is quickly upended, however, when he's mugged at gunpoint. Finding shelter at a mysterious inn run by the dour Mrs. Anna, he soon encounters a Bosnian woman with a hole where her stomach used to be, an American entrepreneur with a scheme to implant televisions into people's foreheads, and a Catholic priest who attempts to lure him down inside a kitchen sink. Then things start getting strange...

In this story based loosely around the state of Bardo from The Tibetan Book of the Dead - an intermediate state where the dead arrive prior to rebirth - dying is the easy part. Getting out of Bardo and returning to the land of the living is a far more perilous proposition, and unless you know what you're doing...you might never leave.

An odd, yet oddly touching tale of life, death, and the space in-between.

Reviews:

"A surreal, clever literary novella."

"Weird, funny and philosophical - recommended."

--Helen Smith, author of the #1 Amazon bestseller Alison Wonderland

"The End of the World is very much Alice in Wonderland meets Beetlejuice."

"Humorous, deceptively light and drier than dust."

"Jerky for the mind."

--The Compulsive Reader



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Re: The End of the World!
« Reply #16 on: September 03, 2011, 12:27:01 PM »
Just got another great 5 star review for The End of the World on Amazon!

http://www.amazon.com/gp/cdp/member-reviews/A2AM8VJ8ZHOT3/ref=cm_pdp_rev_more?ie=UTF8&sort_by=MostRecentReview#R4PI3NKRRFNIL


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Re: The End of the World!
« Reply #17 on: September 18, 2011, 11:59:32 PM »
I have to say, I'm blown away by the interest in The End of the World. It's an odd book, as it's very witty and amusing (so I'm told), but also grapples with those bigger questions in life that we all do at some point in our lives.

Ultimately, it's entertaining food for thought - a spoonful of sugar with the medicine, to quote Ms. P. - and if you read it, I hope you will enjoy it as much as I meant you too. And feel it just as strongly.

One life to live is what we're told.

Who knows?



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Re: The End of the World!
« Reply #18 on: September 25, 2011, 10:43:46 AM »
The End of the World just received another terrific review, this time at the review blog of Jessica Knauss, Famous Writer.

The book is also currently at a discount price on Amazon UK!



"A surreal, clever literary novella."

"Weird, funny and philosophical - recommended."

--Helen Smith, author of the #1 Amazon best seller Alison Wonderland


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Re: The End of the World!
« Reply #19 on: October 03, 2011, 08:38:51 PM »
The End of the World just received a terrific new review from the folks over at The New Podler Review of Books.

The book is also currently at a discount price on Amazon UK at just £1.99!



"A surreal, clever literary novella."

"Weird, funny and philosophical - recommended."

--Helen Smith, #1 Amazon Bestselling Author of Alison Wonderland



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Re: The End of the World!
« Reply #20 on: October 08, 2011, 02:48:29 PM »
The End of the World is today's Frugal Find of the Day over at The Frugal eReader site.



You can check it out here in the U.S. and here in the U.K.!

Reviews:

"A surreal, clever literary novella."

"Weird, funny and philosophical - recommended."

--Helen Smith, #1 Amazon bestselling Author of Alison Wonderland

"The End of the World is very much Alice in Wonderland meets Beetlejuice."

"Humorous, deceptively light and drier than dust."

"Jerky for the mind."

--The Compulsive Reader

Overview:

Are you prepared for what comes next?

Accustomed to a life of cosseted seclusion at home with his parents, Valentine is suddenly faced with making his own way in the world. His new life is quickly upended, however, when he's mugged at gunpoint. Finding shelter at a mysterious inn run by the dour Mrs. Anna, he soon encounters a Bosnian woman with a hole where her stomach used to be, an American entrepreneur with a scheme to implant televisions into people's foreheads, and a Catholic priest who attempts to lure him down inside a kitchen sink. Then things start getting strange...

In this story based loosely around the state of Bardo from The Tibetan Book of the Dead - an intermediate state where the dead arrive prior to rebirth - dying is the easy part. Getting out of Bardo and returning to the land of the living is a far more perilous proposition, and unless you know what you're doing...you might never leave.

An odd, yet oddly touching tale of life, death, and the space in-between.



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Re: The End of the World!
« Reply #21 on: October 16, 2011, 11:32:05 AM »
The End of the World is now listed on UK Kindle Book Lovers, a great new Facebook site where UK Kindlers can find new books and discuss what they're reading.



Reviews:

"A surreal, clever literary novella."

"Weird, funny and philosophical - recommended."

--Helen Smith, #1 Amazon bestselling Author of Alison Wonderland

"The End of the World is very much Alice in Wonderland meets Beetlejuice."

"Humorous, deceptively light and drier than dust."

"Jerky for the mind."

--The Compulsive Reader

Overview:

Are you prepared for what comes next?

Accustomed to a life of cosseted seclusion at home with his parents, Valentine is suddenly faced with making his own way in the world. His new life is quickly upended, however, when he's mugged at gunpoint. Finding shelter at a mysterious inn run by the dour Mrs. Anna, he soon encounters a Bosnian woman with a hole where her stomach used to be, an American entrepreneur with a scheme to implant televisions into people's foreheads, and a Catholic priest who attempts to lure him down inside a kitchen sink. Then things start getting strange...

In this story based loosely around the state of Bardo from The Tibetan Book of the Dead - an intermediate state where the dead arrive prior to rebirth - dying is the easy part. Getting out of Bardo and returning to the land of the living is a far more perilous proposition, and unless you know what you're doing...you might never leave.

An odd, yet oddly touching tale of life, death, and the space in-between.
« Last Edit: December 27, 2011, 11:16:57 AM by Andrew Biss »

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Re: The End of the World!
« Reply #22 on: November 04, 2011, 08:10:03 AM »
For U.K. readers, The End of the World is currently being discounted at £1.99 in the Amazon Kindle Store!



You can check it out here in the U.S. and here in the U.K.!

Reviews:

"A surreal, clever literary novella."

"Weird, funny and philosophical - recommended."

--Helen Smith, #1 Amazon bestselling Author of Alison Wonderland

"The End of the World is very much Alice in Wonderland meets Beetlejuice."

"Humorous, deceptively light and drier than dust."

"Jerky for the mind."

--The Compulsive Reader

Overview:

Are you prepared for what comes next?

Accustomed to a life of cosseted seclusion at home with his parents, Valentine is suddenly faced with making his own way in the world. His new life is quickly upended, however, when he's mugged at gunpoint. Finding shelter at a mysterious inn run by the dour Mrs. Anna, he soon encounters a Bosnian woman with a hole where her stomach used to be, an American entrepreneur with a scheme to implant televisions into people's foreheads, and a Catholic priest who attempts to lure him down inside a kitchen sink. Then things start getting strange...

In this story based loosely around the state of Bardo from The Tibetan Book of the Dead - an intermediate state where the dead arrive prior to rebirth - dying is the easy part. Getting out of Bardo and returning to the land of the living is a far more perilous proposition, and unless you know what you're doing...you might never leave.

An odd, yet oddly touching tale of life, death, and the space in-between.



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Re: The End of the World!
« Reply #23 on: November 22, 2011, 07:58:47 AM »
I'm pleased to say that The End of the World is featured in today's edition of Daily Cheap Reads UK. Each day the site lists cheap reads available for your Kindle (or brand spanking new Kindle Fire!) e-reader through Amazon, with the guarantee no book will be priced over £6.

It's a great resource for people to find reasonably priced quality books, and they're also very selective about what they'll put up on their site, so you can rest assured you won't be wading through piles of pabulum.



Reviews:

"A surreal, clever literary novella."

"Weird, funny and philosophical - recommended."

--Helen Smith, #1 Amazon bestselling Author of Alison Wonderland

"The End of the World is very much Alice in Wonderland meets Beetlejuice."

"Humorous, deceptively light and drier than dust."

"Jerky for the mind."

--The Compulsive Reader

Overview:

Are you prepared for what comes next?

Accustomed to a life of cosseted seclusion at home with his parents, Valentine is suddenly faced with making his own way in the world. His new life is quickly upended, however, when he's mugged at gunpoint. Finding shelter at a mysterious inn run by the dour Mrs. Anna, he soon encounters a Bosnian woman with a hole where her stomach used to be, an American entrepreneur with a scheme to implant televisions into people's foreheads, and a Catholic priest who attempts to lure him down inside a kitchen sink. Then things start getting strange...

In this story based loosely around the state of Bardo from The Tibetan Book of the Dead - an intermediate state where the dead arrive prior to rebirth - dying is the easy part. Getting out of Bardo and returning to the land of the living is a far more perilous proposition, and unless you know what you're doing...you might never leave.

An odd, yet oddly touching tale of life, death, and the space in-between.

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Re: The End of the World!
« Reply #24 on: December 07, 2011, 10:32:05 AM »
I like your new cover.
I'm curious how you arrived at a price to charge.
Is there a rule of thumb on how to price a work?

yours,

... Jim
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Re: The End of the World!
« Reply #25 on: December 07, 2011, 12:07:41 PM »
Hi Jim,

Thanks very much indeed for the positive feedback on the new cover. Greatly appreciated!

As for pricing (of eBooks, at least), there’s really no hard and fast rules, just some general trends that exist. Short stories are almost always $0.99c (or GBP equivalent). Novella length books are usually priced around $1.99-$2.99, though some may price them a little higher. Full-length novels usually go from $3.99 and upwards. This is for independent publishers, of course. The Big Six publishers with high profile clients usually charge much more for their novels.

It’s also very common for some independents to sell their novels for $0.99c. The reasoning is usually to make works by unknown authors more attractive for readers to take a risk on. Others will simply price one of their books at that figure as a “loss leader”, with the hope that if the reader enjoyed the 99c book, they’ll be inclined to purchase others they’ve written that are priced higher.

Hope that helps!

Andrew

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« Reply #26 on: December 27, 2011, 11:18:39 AM »
Take a look at the brand new book trailer for The End of the World:

The End of the World (Official Book Trailer)

An odd, yet oddly touching tale of life, death, and the space in-between by award-winning author Andrew Biss.

The End of the World is currently available at the discounted price of just £1.99 in the UK Amazon Kindle Store!

Reviews:

"A surreal, clever literary novella."

"Weird, funny and philosophical - recommended."

--Helen Smith, author of the #1 Amazon bestseller Alison Wonderland

"The End of the World is very much Alice in Wonderland meets Beetlejuice."

"Humorous, deceptively light and drier than dust."

"Jerky for the mind."

--The Compulsive Reader



Overview:

Are you prepared for what comes next?

Accustomed to a life of cosseted seclusion at home with his parents, Valentine is suddenly faced with making his own way in the world. His new life is quickly upended, however, when he's mugged at gunpoint. Finding shelter at a mysterious inn run by the dour Mrs. Anna, he soon encounters a Bosnian woman with a hole where her stomach used to be, an American entrepreneur with a scheme to implant televisions into people's foreheads, and a Catholic priest who attempts to lure him down inside a kitchen sink. Then things start getting strange...

In this story based loosely around the state of Bardo from The Tibetan Book of the Dead - an intermediate state where the dead arrive prior to rebirth - dying is the easy part. Getting out of Bardo and returning to the land of the living is a far more perilous proposition, and unless you know what you're doing...you might never leave.

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Re: The End of the World!
« Reply #27 on: December 27, 2011, 12:03:03 PM »
I like your trailer.

... Jim Maxwell
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Re: The End of the World!
« Reply #28 on: December 27, 2011, 12:26:10 PM »
Thanks very much, Jim!

Have a Happy New Year!

Andrew