Goddess Legacy FREE…and Book Six Release Date!

I’d already drafted a wonderfully eloquent blog post for this announcement, but in my haste to get ready for my vacation last week, I deleted it. Grrrr… Here’s attempt number 2:

Goddess Legacy_edited-2 copyIf you’ve liked my FB Fan page (and if not, why not???), then you already know that I’m in the process of moving all the books in the Goddess Series to other retailers. However, Book one, GODDESS LEGACY, will be available for FREE indefinitely once it hits stores. Yes, I’m making the first book in the series free. It’s already on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, iBooks, ARe, Kobo, Sony eReader, etc. I’ve thought long and hard on this decision, and I have a couple of reasons why I am doing this:

First, the five days Amazon allowed me to list it as free during the KDP Select promotion, it received over 20,000 downloads. Totally amazing. I was so blown away by that, and still am. Do I expect everyone who downloaded it to read it? No. Do I expect everybody who does read it to like it? No. But I’ve gotten so many emails from people who’d never heard of me and grabbed it while it was free who absolutely loved it. The book being free exposed the whole series to potential new readers, so rather than funnel a ton of money into marketing the whole series once it’s everywhere, I’d rather take the loss of income and hope the freebie entices enough readers that the gamble pays off. If not, I still feel more comfortable with me taking the gamble of releasing a free book versus readers taking a gamble of paying for book one and not liking it. As a reader, I know what it’s like to spend my money and not enjoy the book. As a writer, I want to alleviate that gamble for you.

Second, so many people helped me spread the word about this series and also helped me with some issues early on. This has been a huge learning experience for me. I set out to release six books within six months and I’m literally a week away from reaching that goal. I don’t think I’ll ever do anything this extensive again (maybe with novellas, not long and short novels). I know my editor has probably cussed me out several times over the last few months. LOL! Anyway, it’s because of all the help that I just want to say thanks with this free book. Which leads me to the other decision I made about this series…

The rest of the books will remain priced at $2.99. Yay!!! Okay, this might not seem like big news, but when I’d originally started mapping everything out last year, my intent was to increase the price to $3.99 on all books (with no freebie) once the KDP Select period was over. I still plan on adopting the pricing structure I’d researched ($2.99 for novellas and $3.99 for novels) on other projects, but I just don’t want to do it for the Goddess Series. Why? Well, what about all of you who paid for book one? I don’t want to turn around and then make you pay more for the other books if you haven’t purchased them yet. That just doesn’t seem fair to me. At least keeping the prices at the intro rate, I’m still saving you $5 over the rest of the books. That’s enough to buy something else… and I’m all about stretching the dollar.

GoddessBoundOf course things could always change. I do tend to overanalyze things. 😉 But for now, that’s the game plan. So if you liked the Goddess Series, tell your friends to grab the freebie and let them decide for themselves if they want to read about Legacy’s journey. Speaking of her journey, book six, GODDESS BOUND is scheduled to hit Amazon on June 14! 🙂

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7 thoughts on “Goddess Legacy FREE…and Book Six Release Date!

  1. Kim

    I applaud your decisions! I can only speak for myself, but your line of thinking is exactly how I came to read the series. The first book was free on bookbinding which got me reading. The other books being very reasonably priced allowed me to continue the series. I anxiously await the next installment.

  2. Brandi Hardy

    I found the free book on Barnes and Noble and fell in love with it! I cannot wait to read the remaining books but they are not offered on Nook. Will they be offered by Barnes and Noble in the future and if so do you have a date on when that will be?

  3. Miranda

    I love it when authors let you try the first book free! It’s allowed me to experience so many new worlds and characters that I might not have ever known. I fell in love with this series and am about to start book 5. Looks like I started just in time without having to wait! Lol this is random, but I saw you had pictures of what some of the characters look like, but I would love to see an illustration of the beautiful watch Adin gave to Legacy. It sounds amazing!

  4. maylin

    I started the series because it was free on iBooks and actually it was sitting in my downloaded before I even started to read it… Then I started reading it because we’ll I have always found Greek Mythology interesting and I was hooked… Literally went through all the books in under two weeks… I could not put it down every chance I got I opened up my iPhone or iPad and read it… Now the only problem I have is that I am going through withdraws… Love the series and Thank You for keeping the cost down otherwise I would not of been able to go through all the books so quickly. I really hope a book 7 is coming out in the near future… I don’t want to give anything away for the people who had not read the series yet so all I will say is that I feel that there is more stories left open…. Love your writing…

    • Thanks! I do plan on doing a spinoff series for the other characters. It’ll differ from this one in that each book will be “standalone”… meaning the hero/heroine in any future books will have their relationship resolved by the end of the book… but the overall storyline/arc will link all those books together (and, of course, with Legacy’s books). 😉 Hopefully, I’ll be able to update information later this year on that project, but I have to finish my current writing project and start AND finish another one before I can get back to it. But I definitely have big plans for the rest of the gang. 😉

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