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infinities: now free on Amazon UK too… and more lessons from ebook pricing experiments

It’s taken a while, but now Amazon UK has caught up with the US and dropped the price of our infinities anthology to zero.This is yet more good news for us, as the purpose of the book is to draw new readers in to explore the work of our authors and friends.

infinities

When the price dropped in the US this book raced up the freebie charts and has lodged itself firmly in the top ten anthologies; within an hour infinities hit the number two spot in Amazon’s UK anthology chart. We’ve had a similar experience with Iain Rowan’s Derringer-winning short story One Step Closer, which has been the UK’s top free short story for more than a week now.

So our experience so far is that freebies shift copies. Not so much of a surprise, but nice to see that the ones we’ve released have competed extremely well with all the other free stuff that’s knocking around.

What will be really interesting is seeing whether these freebies are just hoarded – downloaded because they’re free, but not necessarily read. Or if they’re read, but the kind of people who download freebies aren’t inclined to actually buy the other books we have to offer.

Or, as we hope, the freebies will introduce our authors to new readers who will then go on and buy more from that author.

It’s hard to prove cause and effect, of course, but we’ll be doing what we can over coming weeks to see if there’s a freebie effect or not!


infinities: number one at Amazon

After a couple of days at number two, finally our infinities anthology has taken the top spot in Amazon’s free anthology chart! So far the book is still free only on the US site, but I hope it will reach the UK site before too long.

number one at Amazon

Downloads:
download now for free from Amazon US


infinities: now free on Amazon and racing up the charts

A sales spike this morning drew my attention to the fact that Amazon have now dropped the price of our infinities anthology to zero, matching the price level already established elsewhere. This is great news for us, as the purpose of the book is to draw new readers in to explore the work of our authors and friends.

Within a few hours over 150 copies had shifted, taking the book to number 3 in the anthologies chart.

So far the price drop is only on the US site, but I hope it will reach the UK site before too long.

So what’s it all about? Here’s an earlier post about the book:

short stories, novel extracts and a complete novelette from infinity plus and friends:

Eric Brown, John Grant, Anna Tambour, Keith Brooke, Garry Kilworth, Iain Rowan, Kaitlin Queen, Linda Nagata, Scott Nicholson, Kristine Kathryn Rusch and Steven Savile
(edited by Keith Brooke)

100,000 words of infinitiesshort fiction and novel extracts from a range of top genre authors.

Back in 1997 the original infinity plus website started out on the principle that we’d all benefit if a bunch of authors got together and put stories online for free: readers would get a chance to discover new writers, and those writers might share readers around and sell a few more books; and in the meantime, we’d build an online showcase crammed with excellent reading.

Now an ebook imprint, infinity plus is still going strong. With our first infinities anthology we’re returning to those launching principles: here’s a bunch of genre authors getting together in an anthology that is free to download, giving readers the chance to sample and discover before — we hope — going on to buy our books.

infinities is an anthology; it’s a sampler; it’s a catalogue for works published by infinity plus and our friends in the writing world. And it’s free. We hope you enjoy it.

Downloads:
download now for free from Amazon US


Mentions

Nice round-up of the latest infinity plus titles over at Locus.

And a great reader review of Neil Williamson’s The Ephemera at Smashwords (this is our best-selling title at that site): “Williamson is one of the best Scottish short story writers alive today… There isn’t a poor story here.”


Blogging infinities

infinitiesContributors to our free infinities anthology/sampler have been blogging about it – mostly to say it exists, but hey, it exists, and it has a fantastic line-up, and did I mention that it’s free?

These aren’t all the contributors, of course, but just the ones who blog. Other contributors are Eric Brown, Anna Tambour, Keith Brooke, Garry Kilworth, Kaitlin Queen, Scott Nicholson and Steven Savile.

Downloads:
download now for FREE from infinity plus
alternatively:
amazon.com (Kindle format, $0.99) [sorry: Amazon won’t let us set the price to zero]
amazon.co.uk (Kindle format, £0.86)
Smashwords (various formats, including epub, mobi, Sony and PDF, FREE)


new: infinities, by infinity plus and friends

short stories, novel extracts and a complete novelette from infinity plus and friends:

Eric Brown, John Grant, Anna Tambour, Keith Brooke, Garry Kilworth, Iain Rowan, Kaitlin Queen, Linda Nagata, Scott Nicholson, Kristine Kathryn Rusch and Steven Savile
(edited by Keith Brooke)

100,000 words of infinitiesshort fiction and novel extracts from a range of top genre authors.

Back in 1997 the original infinity plus website started out on the principle that we’d all benefit if a bunch of authors got together and put stories online for free: readers would get a chance to discover new writers, and those writers might share readers around and sell a few more books; and in the meantime, we’d build an online showcase crammed with excellent reading.

Now an ebook imprint, infinity plus is still going strong. With our first infinities anthology we’re returning to those launching principles: here’s a bunch of genre authors getting together in an anthology that is free to download, giving readers the chance to sample and discover before — we hope — going on to buy our books.

infinities is an anthology; it’s a sampler; it’s a catalogue for works published by infinity plus and our friends in the writing world. And it’s free. We hope you enjoy it.

Note: due to the way book distribution works, infinities may not be absolutely free everywhere, but the price will be set as low as that distributor allows. It’s free here, though!

Downloads:
…download now for free from infinity plus: Kindle | epub


Two more cover previews

Here are covers for two titles coming soon:

  • Garry Kilworth’s new short fiction collection Phoenix Man (13 stories, 5 of them original to this collection);
  • and infinities, a kind of sampler/catalogue for infinity plus and friends, including complete short stories, novel extracts and even a whole novelette; it’s more of an anthology, really, and what’s more it’ll be available for free

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