Greetings, Loyal Reader!
On July 18, 2009, I uploaded the Jason Cosmo: HERO WANTED to Smashwords as a free ebook. My initial intention was to offer the ebook as a free download only until the HERO WANTED print edition was released in August 2009. The goal was twofold:
- A thank you to long-suffering, infinitely patient Loyal Readers who had been waiting for another Jason Cosmo adventure since 1993
- Make it easy and painless for potential new readers to try Jason Cosmo.
For many and various reasons, I delayed charging for the HERO WANTED ebook. But the time is soon approaching when the free ride will end, as all good things must. Specifically, I’ll be adding a price tag on July 18, 2010, the one-year anniversary of the ebook release.
What does this mean for you, Loyal Reader? It means if you haven’t downloaded the free HERO WANTED ebook, what are you waiting for? You’ve had a whole year and now you’ve got one week left to get it for free!
(As for why I’m suddenly going to start charging for the ebook, the less said the better, but it involves a slight misunderstanding with the Russian mob and an unpleasant chap named Bruno. I really don’t want to talk about it.)
This does not mean I won’t be offering other fiction for free in the future–I definitely will be. In fact, I’ve got several free stories available right now:
- Free until end of the month: horror-comedy short story Beginner’s Luck, 100% off until the end of the month, as part of the Smashwords 2010 Summer/Winter Ebook Sale.
- (Jason Cosmo: Rainy Daze is 50% off at 99 cents)
- Free: the Jack Scarlet mini-thrillers Bullets for Breakfast and A Cold, Cold Place to Die
- Free: Sarah Palin: Vampire Hunter
And you can sample the first two chapters of the forthcoming Jason Cosmo sequel, NOBLE CAUSE here on JasonCosmo.com.
But if you haven’t yet grabbed the HERO WANTED ebook, do it now!