Dragons’ Truth is now available in an additional format. Sticking with the idea that it’s reasonable to charge money for physical products and that digital products should be available free (or at least published under a CC license), the downloadable version of the audiobook of Dragons’ Truth is available for free through Podiobooks.com. As with the E-Book versions of my novels, you are welcome to pay for the digital copy if you like (see modernevil.com or the Kindle store to pay for the E-Books; more options coming soon), through the donation link at podiobooks, and I’ll get 75% of whatever you donate (the rest goes to running the site & feeding to all the people who download and don’t donate), or you can just grab the entire book for free and enjoy it without spending a penny. The whole book is available there now.
So, the formats Dragons’ Truth is now available in are:
- E-Book in any of (currently) 7 DRM-free formats
- Episodic Podiobook subscription
Physical, for $:
- Paperback book for $12.99
- Audiobook on 4 CDs for $24.99
- Audiobook on 1 MP3 CD for $12.99
- Kindle E-Book, list price: $8.35 (usually available for $6.68)
You can also listen to the first chapter of Dragons’ Truth for free without signing up for a Podiobooks.com account by visiting dragonstruth.com. If you enjoy what you hear, please consider buying the audiobook on CD, on MP3 CD, or in paperback. If you don’t want to pay full price, there are usually stores listed at AbeBooks or in the Amazon Marketplace that will sell you new copies of the paperback at a significant discount (and I still get my share of the wholesale cost – though obviously, ordering directly through modernevil.com is the best way to support me as an independent creator, I understand the need to be frugal), and you still get a “real” book instead of data on a disk.
Oh, and one more thing: If you do decide to read the book for free online, or listen to the audiobook for free through Podiobooks.com, could you please take a couple of minutes and review it? You can rate/review it at Podiobooks.com directly, Amazon reviews are always helpful, blog posts are great, even a < 140 character review on Twitter or Plurk would be good. I will gladly link to any reviews, blog posts, SM profiles, et cetera from both dragonstruth.com and this blog, so please let me know if you do write something about any of my books. (Even if you just talk about what you didn’t like! I can certainly work to improve future releases.) Oh, and be sure to tell your friends, too. I’m sure they’d enjoy it.