“The War of Art” eBook for $1.99!
One of the mantras of Writing Wednesdays is the ongoing effort to think like a professional, work like a professional, be a professional. But sometimes it’s not so bad to be a lucky amateur either. To wit, here’s a serendipitous tale from a couple of weeks ago.
I had just received the umpteenth note—this time via Facebook—from a frustrated reader who was trying to order the Kindle eBook of The War of Art. (The Amazon page has been crashing regularly since it first went up.) “Why,” the reader wanted to know, “does Amazon keep saying there’s no such book? And why can’t my wife get The War of Art for her iPad?”
I responded on Facebook by apologizing for the mess and explaining the various tech and contractual problems. To my surprise, I got a message right away from a third party, who happened to have spotted the exchange. His name is Michael Ashley and he wrote back: “I’ve got a new company and I can fix this whole snafu for you.”
A week later we were in business. Michael’s company, FastPencil, is setting things up so that The War of Art can be ordered for Kindle or Ipad, Nook, SONY and a bunch of other eBook platforms. The price will be determined by the individual platforms (somewhere around the standard $9.99) once all systems are up. But for two days next week—October 20th and 21st—the book can be ordered from this site only for $1.99.
FastPencil is an interesting company. It’s fun for me to work with people who are young and hungry, who are at the tech cutting edge and who have big plans and dreams. FastPencil does hardback, paperback and on-demand publishing too; they’re in the process of corraling a stable of writers right now for a new imprint they just launched last week. If you’re a writer and you’re struggling with the same eBook problems I was, shoot an e-mail to Michael Ashley, [email protected], or Steve Wilson, [email protected] Michael is the CTO and Steve is the CEO/Prez. They’re hungry!
I’d also like to thank Seth Godin, Jeff Sexton, Mark Safranski, Mark McGuinness, Jonathan Fields and Justine Musk, among others who have opened my eyes to some of the new ways for writers to reach their audiences.
The War of Art eBook for a buck ninety-nine for two days next week! today and tomorrow!
I’ll send reminders via Facebook and Twitter on Tuesday and will do a post here that Wednesday, with a widget that will make everything happen with a couple of clicks.
For more information about the eBook and lessons learned from writing about a carton of eggs, visit the Oct. 20 Writing Wednesdays post.
Count me in!
That is AWESOME! I’ve been desperate to read it for a long time but i have trouble getting this one in Poland. Even tried purchasing it on amazon but price of shipping to my country is more than the book itself – HORROR!
I will definitely be on a lookout for this amazing offer. Thank you so much Steven, and thank FastPencil for me either !
Sweet! My first e-book! I refer to this book a lot, sometimes just reading a quick chapter to keep Resistance at bay. This will make it easier.
What a nice offer! I’m looking forward to seeing the e-version.
I just got a Kindle and I am looking forward to downloading this book. Thanks Steven.
I can hardly wait. Thank you for offering this wonderfully kind deal!
1.99 is too good to pass up.
please let me know, as i’d love to purchase your e-book. – mark
sign me up for the email updates too, please.
I already read (and loved) the book. And I’d like to have a searchable copy too. But I don’t do Kindle or iPad. Will there be a good old fashioned PDF version available?
The eBook will be available in both PDF and EPUB formats from the FastPencil.com web site, and it will be available in Kindle, IBooks and Nook formats directly from those respective channels.
I’d like to get the Kindle Version but the link to Amazon is showing 9.99…. is the $1.99 option just for PDF and EPUB?
Same for me, I’ll buy it anyway but was hoping to get the Kindle version for 1.99.
Will it be made available in plain pdf or some other format I can read on my computer?
Will it be available for the Barnes and Noble Nook?
I have the same question a Mordechai! I hope the answer is yes there is a pdf version available.
Bob, Sterling, Fiona …
See the Reply from “Mash” (Michael Ashley of FastPencil) on page one. Quick answer: Yes Yes Yes.
Would love to purchase this e-book next week! Keep us posted please:)
Please remind me, as i’d love to purchase this ebook!
Let me know – love to read this book
This is interesting, Please kindly count me in! Thanks.
Hey cool, looking forward to it!
Great..Hopefully it’ll be in PDF format. How does one find out when we can get it?
The book sounds interesting, love the title. Thanks for the tip on FastPencil…
time to block out some reading time.
I enjoyed the audiobook as well. Anything you can do to promote that to people would at least be worth a virtual assistants part-time work. It’s well produced, your voice is excellent, and the fact that you are reading it helped all the concepts have a tone of authenticity.
Thanks for your contribution.
I’ve been wanting to buy this for AGES!! can’t wait! thank you so much!
Looking forward to checking this out!
2 bucks?! Um, yeah, that sounds affordable.
looking forward to reading it
Thanks for this AWESOME information! I will definitely have to use this in my blog!
Wow – that’s a great story. Can’t wait to order this tomorrow.
Well, I have blogged, twittered, and bookfaced this.
It appears your book is not available on Amazon’s Kindle UK store… I assume then this is for the US only?
I bought your book earlier this year and loved it. Just grabbed the PDF for two bucks. Thanks for making this available.
Same problem… I can’t seem to find a way to buy the ebook.
Is it somehow US only?
I just purchased it from FastPencil and I was a no hassle process. I just signed up for the account and I purchased it for $1.99. I have read about 10 pages so far and I love it. Spread the word folks.
Eureka! Steven, I found you through a best tweets site that took me to Jeff Sexton Writes that pointed me here. I plan to get myself an eReader for Christmas.
Meanwhile, may I please post your five steps on my blog and refer readers back to your site? I’ve read a great deal about writing and that is the very best information to date. Look forward to your reply.
@mash will there be an android app available soon? or late?
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