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.

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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