Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Diamondback: New Cover and New Low Price!

My novel Diamondback now has a new cover, and I've lowered the price to 99 cents for a limited time. What's it about, you ask? Well . . .


"A disgraced cop who's quick to kill. A truckload of bodies (literally). An army of violent radicals. A beautiful woman who can't be trusted. And, oh, yeah . . . snakes."


Now, who wouldn't want to read that? In addition, for the low, low price of 99 cents, you get an introduction by Bill Crider and an afterword by yours truly about how the book came to be written and why it hasn't been available until now. What a deal!

17 comments:

BISH said...

i LIKE THE COVER CHANGE!

Charles Gramlich said...

I liked the original cover as well. This one is good. Good book.

Jack Badelaire said...

Awesome! That cover says it all. This book is kick-ass, and I highly recommend it to anyone who likes a good action/adventure crime thirller (James, I still owe you a review...).

Cap'n Bob said...

Hey, what about us guys that bought it at the original price? I think someone owes me a beer. Seriously, this was a great manly novel and I enjoyed it a lot.

James Reasoner said...

Cap'n, if we're ever in the same place at the same time, I'll gladly buy you that beer!

Dan_Luft said...

Nice. I just finished Dust Devils a couple weeks ago. I can even find that kind of change in MY bank account.

Richard R. said...

99 cents? Wow. But I looked and... not really. It costs $115. That's the cost of the cheapest Kindle PLUS the book. Because the book is ONLY AN E-BOOK.

nevermindit, don'thaveoneofthose.

James Reasoner said...

Rick,
There's a good chance there'll be a trade paperback edition of DIAMONDBACK later this year.

Gene Zombolas said...

I'd definitely buy a trade PB. Hope to see one soon.

Jack Badelaire said...

@Richard R.

You can download and install a FREE Kindle client onto your PC or smart-phone, so yeah, it's still just $0.99.

A "Kindle eBook" can be read on pretty much any computer these days, so there really isn't an excuse any longer other than "I don't wanna".

Richard R. said...

Jack - I understand that, really. If reading on a screen (except for very brief blog entries) didn't give me migraines I'd be more interested. Size matters too, smaller is the worst, but even on my large 24-inch iMac it's a problem. Contrast and brightness adjustments don't seem to help either...

I'd buy a trade edition (or good old mass market size!!!).

Jack Badelaire said...

Richard,

Understood - I just wanted to make sure you were aware that you don't need to pay out for a Kindle Reader to use Kindle books.

James Reasoner said...

Rick
For what it's worth, I hate reading books on the computer, and before getting a Kindle any time I had to read something that was a PDF or a Word file, I'd print it out. (Or, to be totally honest, I'd say to Livia, "Can you print this out for me?") I didn't figure I'd like reading books on the Kindle, but it's totally different from reading on the computer. Being able to enlarge the font on days when my eyes are bothering me more is great. I'll never stop reading print books, but I probably read more now on the Kindle than I do in print. (That said, I'm reading an issue of WESTERN STORY from 1947 right now, and you can't get that from Amazon.)

James Reasoner said...

One more thought on the Kindle (and Rick, I'm not trying to convert you, honest, I'm not) . . . Earlier this year I read a Kindle exclusive novel that I thought was really good, one of the best books I've read lately. So I figured I'd pick up some of the author's earlier books. I happened to think of that while I was in a used bookstore the other day, so I checked the shelves. Sure enough, there were used copies of several of this author's books. But then I realized that I can buy Kindle editions of the same books (which are out of print in, well, print) for less than I can buy used copies of the paperbacks. And the author will make two bucks for each of them, rather than nothing. I haven't actually bought the Kindle editions yet . . . but I will.

Juri said...

Seems like now's the time for me to do a post on this. Glad you could use Bill's introduction.

Suresh Ramasubramanian said...

But a big frame revolver in the waistband of a tight pair of jeans? Even crossdraw, there's the usual risk of blowing his balls off whenever he tries to draw it, or at least have it stick somewhere midway through his draw.

Jack Badelaire said...

If it works for Cobra and his Condition One M1911, then it works for our hero...