J.A. Konrath

J.A. Konrath making 23 ebooks free for 3 days

By Paul Biba
December 27, 2011 // 0 Comments

From his blog: I’ve sold 7000 ebooks in the last 36 hours, making over $14,000. For the next three days, I’m making 23 of my titles free on Amazon Kindle. You can find it here. Blake Crouch is also doing this, says Konrath..  Get them while they’re [...]

J.A. Konrath addresses proposed bookstore boycott

By Chris Meadows
May 22, 2011 // 6 Comments

I just posted about how Amazon, via self-publishing and agent-based publishing, poses a threat to publishers who still haven’t updated their business model to compete. Here’s a post from self-publishing booster J.A. Konrath’s blog that points out one of the reasons why Amazon is such a [...]

Adding real interactivity to e-books

By Chris Meadows
May 21, 2011 // 5 Comments

On Techdirt, Mike Masnick discusses a post by J.A. Konrath proposing turning each e-book into its own social network. The idea is to give an e-book a form of “interactivity” that is more interactive than the audiovisual bells and whistles most publishers seem to associate with interactivity [...]

J.A. Konrath tells ‘bedtime story’ of his self-publishing success

By Chris Meadows
December 27, 2010 // 1 Comment

Joe Konrath has posted again about his successes with self-publishing through Amazon. (We’ve covered a number of such posts from him already.) This time he couches it in the form of a “bedtime story,” which is a bit cutesy but it gets the point across. Soon, Joe was making over $1000 a month [...]

E-books and the economics of writing

By Chris Meadows
December 27, 2010 // 0 Comments

Karen Dionne, a novelist herself, has an article on Daily Finance looking at the new economics of e-book publishing in light of recent changes in the industry. She looks at J.A. Konrath’s success on the Amazon platform, and also at writer Nancy Cruz Coleman, who had written a retelling of [...]

J.A. Konrath on Huffington Post: The ease of self-publishing e-books

By Chris Meadows
October 21, 2010 // 0 Comments

J.A. Konrath has an editorial on the Huffington Post in which he talks about how he used Amazon to publish the horror novel Draculas, that he, Blake Crouch, Jeff Strand, and F. Paul Wilson wrote together. Thanks to the self-publishing capabilities offered by Amazon, they were able to go from a [...]

Joe Konrath’s e-book sales pass 100,000 mark

By Chris Meadows
September 28, 2010 // 4 Comments

Speaking of Joe Konrath, he made a blog post a few days ago stating that as of 9/21/10, his overall e-book sales had topped the 100,000 mark. He is selling over 7,000 e-books per month via Amazon alone, and Amazon represents almost 3/4 of his total e-book sales. He also notes that the [...]

Amazon Encore: Amazon’s gradual change, Konrath’s publishing decision

By Chris Meadows
June 11, 2010 // 0 Comments

A pair of recent articles from the Bookseller’s FuturEBook blog concerning Amazon’s Encore publishing program come at it from quite different directions. Eoin Purcell compares Amazon’s e-book selling model to Apple’s, finding that Apple is a much more traditional vendor whereas Amazon [...]

Konrath’s Amazon Encore book deal points toward new level of publishing

By Chris Meadows
May 25, 2010 // 7 Comments

Publishers Weekly has a piece looking at literary agents’ thoughts on J.A. Konrath’s decision to publish his next book through Amazon Encore. (We mentioned Konrath’s decision here.) Under the deal, the book will be released as a Kindle e-book this summer, then a paperback next year. Update: [...]

The Konrath Effect: Will New Technology Ruin Talented Authors?

By Paul Biba
May 19, 2010 // 6 Comments

That is the title of an article by author Jason Pinter in The Huffington Post. After discussing author J. A. Konrath’s recent decision to publish his next book through Amazon, Pinter says that Konrath wouldn’t be able to do this successfully unless his previous books had been published [...]

J. A. Konrath signs new book with AmazonEncore instead of Hyperion

By Paul Biba
May 17, 2010 // 7 Comments

As reported in a press release, and on Konrath’s blog, AmazonEncore will release J. A. Konrath’s new book in the Jacqueline “Jack” Daniels series – Shaken. The Kindle version will go on sale first, in October, and the print version will hit in February, 2111. [...]

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