Tuesday 28 October 2014

Awesome Indies New Website

Today Awesome Indies Coordinator Tahlia Newland explains what is happening with the Awesome Indies website: 

The animated giff really says it all, but I'll write it a little more conversationally and give you some background:

The Awesome Indies is getting a brand new website. Tahlia Newland (coordinator), Ruthanne Reid (designer), and a team of volunteers have been working hard this past month to get ready for the opening on the 1st of November. 

The new look site will be set up as a shop with purchase buttons linking to all the major ebook sales outlets as well as the Book Depository (free shipping worldwide) for those who like paperbacks. Our Amazon and iTunes links will be global links that will automatically send customers to their local store – no more ending up in the wrong store. 

And those with reading devices that take epub files will find plenty of books for their devices on the new site. Books to suit your taste will be easy to find by searching categories and tags. And books can be listed in more than one category, making it easy to see exactly what mix of genres you’ll find inside. This is particularly important for our books because most of them cross genres. 

Books will have their own product page with a great deal more information about them than on the present site, so you won’t have to leave the site to find the information you need to make your decision. Reduced books will appear on a sale page and in a featured spot on the front page, making the bargains easy to find, and a streamlined menu will make negotiating the site a lot easier. 

This new focus on selling the books is because these are the books from the independent publishing industry that readers should be buying. These are the books that will not disappoint with poor editing and under developed story lines. And if you’re looking for something different, the Awesome Indies is the place to find it. 

And, to mark the opening of the new site, we’re having a sale. Over 50 books priced at less than $3, many of which are rarely discounted, will be on sale for November 1st and 2nd

We’re also giving away a Kindle Paperwhite ereader to the lucky winner. The giveaway closes at the end of the weekend. Visit Awesome Indies Books next weekend to see the new site, show your support and pick up a bargain.

Thanks, Tahlia. 

My novels Delirium: The Rimbaud Delusion and The Land Beyond Goodbye will both be on sale as part of the Awesome Indies promotion.


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