Tanaka and the Yakuza’s Daughter for Free

I started this great adventure with a 7,000 word short story about a man named Tanaka who saves his daughter from some nasty yakuza types.  I asked a friend who is good with words and style to edit it.  After much discussion, we decided to go into “business” together and create a novel about Tanaka.  We are almost done with it. (maybe 1-2 months of pure editing left–should really only be about a week of editing, but this is our first big attempt and what isn’t there to fear?)

One early plan was to make Tanaka and the Yakuza’s Daughter free as a way to give readers a taste of our style (and hope they will then buy the novel).  I told Joe, my writing partner, that it would be an incredible sacrifice to make the short story free–it was, after all, created by a mixture of my blood and my sweat and my tears. This is especially heartwrenching considering the .99 short story sold a whopping five copies during the month of October!  All that money… gone.

Smashwords now has Tanaka and the Yakuza’s Daughter free.  I will begin the process of making it free on Amazon too. (Amazon will match the price, if it is $0 at BN.com or Apple’s iBookstore.)

Please feel free to grab the short story absolutely free–and if you are one of the five who bought the story this month, sorry.

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About cjmartinbook

Author of the Tanaka thrillers.

Posted on October 31, 2011, in Goals, Marketing. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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