July 4th isn’t until Tuesday, but Independence Day festivities kicked off this weekend in my neighborhood. Fireworks, cookouts, and free…books? You heard right. I’m adding a little literary flair to the holiday this year, celebrating my authorial independence and the liberties self-publishing endows: Transient Phenomena, the first installment of my Syzygy sci-fi hexalogy, is now permanently free for both Nook and Kindle.
I can understand people’s hesitation to buy an indie book. There’s a lot of rubbish out there, and even 99 cents can feel like a gamble. But there are also a lot of fresh, exciting stories to discover. I aspire to the latter category, and I’m giving away my novella so you can determine that for yourself, with nothing to lose but an hour of reading (and when is that ever a waste of time?).
Why let mainstream publishers be the gatekeepers of your reading life? Declare your independence from the mass market and give Transient Phenomena a try. If you enjoy it, please consider reviewing it on Amazon, B&N, or Goodreads; it’s the simplest and best way to support indie authors. If you don’t, shoot me a message on my Contact page and tell me why; we indies love engaging with readers and take feedback seriously. I hope you have as much fun reading the story as I have writing it.