ARPoW_Cover_1600pxh_300dpiToday I decided to price A Real Piece of Work, the 1st novel in my critically acclaimed Dakota Stevens Mystery Series, at just 99¢. This price will remain in effect for the foreseeable future.

I’m hoping that avid mystery readers, reluctant to pay full price for the first novel in a series, will find the series more attractive if they can get the first novel for a bargain. Such is the plan.

And as a character in one of my favorite films, The Edge (written by David Mamet) says, “A good plan today is better than a perfect plan tomorrow.”

This marketing/promotion strategy worked for an author colleague in the suspense genre, turning her into a full-time bestseller. Before that happened, she sold over 100,000 copies of the first novel in her burgeoning series (at 99¢), so I’m hoping this might have the same effect for me.

With enough sales, I'll finally be able to afford my dream home—the Chatsworth Estate in England. :)

With enough sales, I’ll finally be able to afford my dream home—the Chatsworth Estate in England. :)

Here are all of the places you can get the ebook of A Real Piece of Work for only 99¢:

Amazon Kindle

B&N Nook

Apple iBooks

Google Play Books

Kobo Books

In the 1980s, residents of the New York Tri-State Area will remember the commercials for Crazy Eddie, a local electronics chain. He always ended his commercials with the tag line, “Crazy Eddie…our prices are inSANE!”

Well, only time will tell if my pricing A Real Piece of Work at only 99¢ is insane or not, but for the foreseeable future I’m going to try it.

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By Chris Orcutt

Writer — The Dakota Stevens Mystery Series, Short fiction, Plays — Editor & Speechwriter for Hire — Avid Golfer, Chess Player & Awesome Wood-Splitter — Twitter: @chrisorcutt

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