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A Quick Update...

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NOTE: I already shared this post on "The Vampyre Blogs - Private Edition", but it seemed appropriate to share here as well, since I talk about what's been going on with me for the past 2 weeks.  There will be new posts about writing shortly.  Consider this one, a quick update about me... 

Hello everyone, sorry for the slow updates recently.  I had planned on another post today, but life has a way of kind of being really getting in the way sometimes.  Especially when you're going back to college.  I started attending my first university this week.  Prior to that the past few weeks have been chaotic with my wife getting a new job. 
She got her Bachelors Degree last spring at the same university where I'm going now.  She studied to become a high school math teacher.  This summer had been a rough one for us for several other reasons as well, including her taking special summer courses for her credential to be come a teacher.  I had to drive her around a number of pla…

Determining Your Book's "Genre"...

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Okay, you've written your latest masterpiece.  It's finished.  You've got your cover ready, the editor has done their work, the proofreading is finally over, you got a back cover blurb, dedication page, table of contents, etc.  In short, your baby is ready too be published.  
You've only got one thing left to do, make it available.  So you go to Smashwords, Kindle, Lulu, whoever you use to publish your precious labor of love, and you start getting asked a bunch of questions.  What's the title?  How many pages?  The name of the author?  Do you have a synopsis ready?  A blurb?  Then you reach "What genre is your work?"  "What label do you want to put it under?"
Now, if you have an agent...

No not that kind, the other kind, the ones who represent books.  Curse you Marvel!   
Anyway, if  have an "literary agent" you already know what genre you were working in, because one of the key elements in finding an agent is knowing what genres they…

Is There A Stigma Attached To "Bargain Book" Prices?

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When I recently did my sale, I looked around at various websites to find places where I could promote.  Imagine my surprise when I found a number of places insisted that the "bargain price" for a book had to be no more than $2.99.


At that moment I paused and thought to myself, "Wait a minute, that's the regular asking price for one of my e-books.  Are you telling me I've been offering my book at a 'bargain price' this whole time?"  Now, taking a step back for a moment, let me explain how I've priced my books.

Number 1 - I'm still a newbie in the book world.  I don't have a huge following.

Number 2 - I had gotten the impression that lower prices would help promote sales.

Number 3 - I've been down a path where finances are tight for the last seven years, so I'm rather sympathetic to people having a hard time.  So I try not to price my books out of people's reach.

Now both my books weigh in at over 100,000 words a piece.  Yet …

Results and Thoughts On My $0.99 Week-Long Sale...

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Good News...  My $0.99 Cent sale is over.
Now the Bad News: I'm still going to talk about it today....
Now don't panic, the sale is over and done with and I won't be promoting it today.  Instead I'd like to share some insights and the results with you all and get some feedback.  
First off, how well did a week-long sale like this do?  Well all together I sold 15 copies, 10 of "THE SHIP", and 5 of "THE BRIDGE".  How do I feel about that?   It wasn't bad to be honest, but I'm not sure an entire week was necessary.  Almost 2/3rd's of the sales happened on the weekend when I first announced the sale.  For most of the week itself, there were only one or two days where anything happened.  Then when I announced this last weekend that the sale was coming to an end, there another 4-5 copies sold.  So quite frankly, doing an entire week-long sale didn't yield all that much for my efforts.
Where did I publicize the sale?  Facebook, Twitter, Goog…

****THE $0.99 CENT SALE ENDS AT MIDNIGHT TONIGHT****

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All good things must come to an end and my week-long $0.99 cent deal is no exception...
How time flies!  But never fear, everyone still has a chance to take advantage of this sale.  Both "THE BRIDGE" and "THE SHIP", the first and second books in my paranormal/mystery series, are available in all e-book formats and countries for just $0.99 cents a piece until midnight.  
*So please spread the word to others and claim your own copies before the clock strikes midnight here in California*.
Here are the links:
Amazon: amazon.com/author/allankrummenacker
AmazonUK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Allan-Krummenacker/e/B00B1W8TEU/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1
Smashwords (for Nook, Sony, Apple, or PDF file for you computer):https://www.smashwords.com/books/byseries/1383
Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/c/allan-krummenacker


"THE BRIDGE" Book 1 in the Para-Earth Series:
Alex Hill buried his psychic talents for eighteen years. But with the scream of tires and twisting me…

****THE CLOCK IS WINDING DOWN... THIS WEEKEND IS YOUR LAST CHANCE TO GET MY BOOKS AT JUST $.99 EACH****

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That's right, my big sale is coming to an end this Sunday at midnight. So if you haven't arleady gotten an e-book copy of "THE BRIDGE" or "THE SHIP" you have until then to get one or both for just $.99 cents a piece.

If you already have bought them, I thank you from the bottom of my heart and ask that you please SPREAD THE WORD so others can take advantage before it's too late.
Both books can be found at Amazon, AmazonUK, Barnes and Noble, Smashwords and others.
Here are the links:
Amazon: amazon.com/author/allankrummenacker
AmazonUK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Allan-Krummenacker/e/B00B1W8TEU/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1
Smashwords (for Nook, Sony, Apple, or PDF file for you computer):https://www.smashwords.com/books/byseries/1383
Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/c/allan-krummenacker


"THE BRIDGE" Book 1 in the Para-Earth Series:
Alex Hill buried his psychic talents for eighteen years. But with the scream of tires and twisting metal all thi…

*YOU ONLY HAVE UNTIL THIS WEEKEND TO GRAB EACH OF MY BOOKS FOR JUST $0.99 CENTS EACH*

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FROM NOW UNTIL MIDNIGHT AUGUST 10th...

Both books in my Para-Earth Series are just $0.99 cents a piece. "THE BRIDGE" and "THE SHIP" have earned multiple 4 and 5 star reviews on both Amazon and Smashwords, and you can sample both books at either site for free.

*PLEASE SHARE THIS WITH EVERYONE YOU KNOW SO THEY TOO CAN TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS LIMITED TIME OFFER!*

BOOK 1 "THE BRIDGE" Something waits...





Alex Hill buried his psychic talents for eighteen year. But with with scream of tires and twisting metal, all this changes.

When his girlfriend, Police Sergeant Veronica Ross , is nearly run down by two teens he becomes concerned. But upon learning that both the driver and passenger of the vehicle in question, had been dead for almost twelve hours before the incident, he knows what he must do...


BOOK 2 "THE SHIP" Every ship needs a navigator...





Cassandra Elliott is a billionaire heiress, who has just come out of the closet. She's also a powerful psychic who…

ATTENTION: U. K. READERS: MY BIG $0.99 CENT SPECIAL HAS BEEN EXTENDED OVERSEAS...

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****FOR MY U. K. READERS THE BIG $0.99 CENT WEEK SALE HAS OFFICIALLY STARTED ON AMAZON.UK AS WELL****
Now through August 10th both books in my PAR-EARTH SERIES will be available for just $0.99 cents (which comes to 0.77 in the English Pound) each on Amazon. That's right the KINDLE version of "THE BRIDGE" and "THE SHIP" all week long.

So please take advantage of this limited time offer because it will NOT be repeated again.

Within the pages of these two novels you will find mystery, ghosts, psychics, the paranormal and a whole in vision of parallel realities unlike anything you've ever seen or read before.

PLUS: You can both books (which have multiple 4 and 5 star reviews) at Amazon for "FREE".

Just follow this link: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Allan-Krummenacker/e/B00B1W8TEU/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1406991682&sr=8-1

BOOK 1 "THE BRIDGE"
Something waits... 

Alex Hill buried his psychic talents for eighteen year.  But with with scream of tir…

THIS WEEK ONLY .99 CENT SPECIAL ON BOTH MY BOOKS...

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FROM NOW UNTIL MIDNIGHT AUGUST 10th...

Both books in my Para-Earth Series are just .99 cents a piece.   "THE BRIDGE" and "THE SHIP" have earned multiple 4 and 5 star reviews on both Amazon and Smashwords, and you can sample both books at either site for free.


*PLEASE SHARE THIS WITH EVERYONE YOU KNOW SO THEY TOO CAN TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS LIMITED TIME OFFER!*
BOOK 1 "THE BRIDGE" Something waits...


Alex Hill buried his psychic talents for eighteen year.  But with with scream of tires and twisting metal, all this changes.
When his girlfriend, Police Sergeant Veronica Ross , is nearly run down by two teens he becomes concerned.  But upon learning that both the driver and passenger of the vehicle in question, had been dead for almost twelve hours before the incident, he knows what he must do...

BOOK 2 "THE SHIP" Every ship needs a navigator...


Cassandra Elliott is a billionaire heiress, who has just come out of the closet.  She's also a powerful psychic …