99-cent Book Experience, Day 1

Well, it may only be a short-term kick driven by you fine readers  (my thanks) but yesterday in the first day at the 99-cent price point I sold fifty copies of BMOC and jumped to number 2067 in the sales rank.  Since my main goal is to be read, rather than make money, this is great.


  1. Jeremy:

    I don't have a kindle but had considered getting the free app for my blackberry for some time, mostly to read while I was standing in line. When I saw your post I decided to pull the trigger. So I got the app, downloaded the free Wealth of Nations and bought your book.

  2. Brian:


    I check out the blog (somewhat routinely) and I remember you having mentioned this before - the character's business of using popular youths to push products is an interesting one.

    For 99c it's a definite check-out, so I've added it to the iPad. Thanks!

  3. Mark:

    Any chance BMOC will be coming to the Nook?

  4. Don:

    Mark, if you get Marketplace going on the Nook, you can download the Kindle app. This is reported to work on the Color Nook, I don't know about the black&white version (and my wife won't let me play with it to find out ;^).

  5. Bill:

    I purchased the paperback when it first came out and enjoyed the story. I thought it would be useful to have the ebook version, and at the same time support the Coyote Blog which I've enjoyed for many years. Really, not a hard decision!

  6. Steve:

    The Kindle app does not support Linux. (I'm aware I can try it under WINE) Have you considered publishing your book using Google's Ebooks?

  7. ElamBend:

    I read an interview last week of an online author who found that his sales of kindle books went up 20x when he went from $2.99 to $0.99

  8. Paul Ralley:


    I was hoping you may do this sort of price one day, I've enjoyed your blogs for years, but felt £15 was a bit much for the paperback.

    UK readers note - available on amazon.co.uk and can be read on a PC with their free Kindle for PC application.

    Looking forward to it.

  9. epobirs:

    What better way to be widely read than to gather a little money at a time from a large number of people. It is the metric that comes before all others.