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jeremiah2560 karma

Good luck. Try and keep this thread going and if you post a separate IAMA, also post it here. As someone planning the same thing, it'll be interesting to see if your choices on writing a serial, length of each serial, and release period work well for you.

retrofreeze1 karma

Great, I will do. Thanks.

DaZerg0 karma

Best of luck sir!

Commenting so I can find it later on today

retrofreeze1 karma

Great. Thanks!

Steiner0 karma

awesome, I downloaded it. I just finished ASOIAF and saw Django, I am in the mood for this type of material now. Lets make you a success.

retrofreeze1 karma

Trying to work out what ASOIAF is... but thanks! :)

EclassBentz0 karma

What made you take this approach to releasing your story? Why not write the entire novel then release as oppose to serial pieces?

I'm writing a story myself, and have been grappling with how I want to make my entrance to the market.

retrofreeze1 karma

I'm too impatient. I would have probably sat on that story for another year, telling myself it was still a novel in development. I would have eventually forgotten about it, and started writing something else. This way, it has begun, for better or worse, and there's no turning back.

RogerElmore0 karma

Care to share anything about your experience selfpublishing?

retrofreeze1 karma

It's much more difficult to put the words on the page than it is to put your finished work online for sale.

mrstickball0 karma

How many units is it selling a day?

Also, I'm working on my own eBook. Any tips/suggestions for a guy that has almost no idea what he's doing? Also, did you code the eBook yourself?

retrofreeze1 karma

just visit kdp.amazon.com - Just write your book in openoffice(.org) or word, save it as a .doc (or pdf?) and upload it. Simples.

elscardo0 karma

Just downloaded! Excited to read shortly. Congrats!

retrofreeze1 karma

That's cool! Thanks!

RangerLee0 karma

Fantastic, congratulations.

Are you from Europe originally or North America? Have you visited Nebraska or any of the mid west states or did you go off of remote research for the book?

retrofreeze0 karma

That's top secret, sorry! ;)

nrthbynrthsbest0 karma

Awesome!, im struggling to get my first web comic out there. First project im really proud of and ive been writing my whole life. I know how hard it is to get your stuff done at all let alone recognized. This has to be a dream come true. Congrats man!

retrofreeze1 karma

Will you publish through Amazon? Any links? Thanks! :)

tonyjnel0 karma

I just read it; it's good. Will you be using "fudge" instead of "fuck" throughout or was that guy just crazy?

retrofreeze1 karma

He was just crazy. :)

retrofreeze1 karma

PS. Glad you liked it! Thanks!

SirAdrian00000 karma

Any plans to bring it to the apple store? Edit: never mind, I see I can download a kindle app for my iPhone.

retrofreeze1 karma

That's what I use too.

alonzo-ny0 karma

Downloaded :)

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usedtire0 karma

Releasing it for free, do you hope to catch on with a agent/publisher or is there something else you get out of it? Was it written for pure enjoyment?

retrofreeze2 karma

I enjoyed every second of writing this, because I wrote it for me. I wrote it whilst imagining I was reading a book instead of writing one. Which meant I couldn't wait to get back to writing it, so I could find out what happened! I wanted to get the book read by as many people as I could. So I made it free for the 1st 5 days. I have no more 'free days' from Amazon left after that so then it reverts to it's full price.

lostDeschain0 karma

D-Man I logged in to say thanks for the read

retrofreeze1 karma

Is that me? Cool, no probs.

Death_and_Gravity0 karma

Congratulations. I just downloaded it in India. I'll let you know know how i like it once I've finished the book i'm reading now.

retrofreeze2 karma

Thank you!

lilredd30 karma

I just got it and will start reading it today. This was perfect timing for me. I needed a new book to read. Thank you!!

retrofreeze1 karma

Hope you like it. :)

chakradiva0 karma

I'd just like to say, as someone who has seen a lot of self promo of KDP on r/writing, I was expecting to read the first page and immediately find some typos, atrocious grammar and no idea at all of what formed a good story. Instead, I was immediately hooked by your characters. Well done.

retrofreeze1 karma

That's nice to hear. Thank you.