Comments: 225 • Responses: 35 • Date: 2013-02-04 08:57:34 UTCsource
DaZerg0 karma2013-02-04 14:36:25 UTC
Best of luck sir!
Commenting so I can find it later on today
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retrofreeze1 karma2013-02-05 00:19:28 UTC
SirAdrian00000 karma2013-02-04 15:43:57 UTC
Any plans to bring it to the apple store?
Edit: never mind, I see I can download a kindle app for my iPhone.
retrofreeze1 karma2013-02-04 23:44:53 UTC
That's what I use too.
alonzo-ny0 karma2013-02-04 15:44:22 UTC
retrofreeze2 karma2013-02-04 23:44:33 UTC
usedtire0 karma2013-02-04 15:46:05 UTC
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 karma2013-02-04 23:44:25 UTC
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 karma2013-02-04 16:02:24 UTC
D-Man I logged in to say thanks for the read
retrofreeze1 karma2013-02-04 23:26:41 UTC
Is that me? Cool, no probs.
Death_and_Gravity0 karma2013-02-04 16:13:07 UTC
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 karma2013-02-04 23:26:22 UTC
lilredd30 karma2013-02-04 17:02:05 UTC
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 karma2013-02-04 22:59:50 UTC
Hope you like it. :)
jeremiah2560 karma2013-02-04 13:47:49 UTC
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 karma2013-02-05 00:30:24 UTC
Great, I will do. Thanks.
RogerElmore0 karma2013-02-04 15:07:22 UTC
Care to share anything about your experience selfpublishing?
retrofreeze1 karma2013-02-05 00:11:06 UTC
It's much more difficult to put the words on the page than it is to put your finished work online for sale.
mrstickball0 karma2013-02-04 15:24:27 UTC
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 karma2013-02-04 23:48:53 UTC
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 karma2013-02-04 15:26:06 UTC
Just downloaded! Excited to read shortly. Congrats!
retrofreeze1 karma2013-02-04 23:46:37 UTC
That's cool! Thanks!
RangerLee0 karma2013-02-04 15:35:10 UTC
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 karma2013-02-04 23:46:57 UTC
That's top secret, sorry! ;)
nrthbynrthsbest0 karma2013-02-04 15:42:34 UTC
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 karma2013-02-04 23:45:57 UTC
Will you publish through Amazon? Any links? Thanks! :)
tonyjnel0 karma2013-02-04 15:43:51 UTC
I just read it; it's good. Will you be using "fudge" instead of "fuck" throughout or was that guy just crazy?
retrofreeze1 karma2013-02-04 21:43:17 UTC
He was just crazy. :)
retrofreeze1 karma2013-02-04 21:43:43 UTC
PS. Glad you liked it! Thanks!
chakradiva0 karma2013-02-05 02:33:58 UTC
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 karma2013-02-05 08:03:35 UTC
That's nice to hear. Thank you.
Steiner0 karma2013-02-04 14:38:27 UTC
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 karma2013-02-05 00:19:16 UTC
Trying to work out what ASOIAF is... but thanks! :)
EclassBentz0 karma2013-02-04 14:39:16 UTC
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 karma2013-02-05 00:18:08 UTC
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.
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