Audio Book — Good Launch

Well, I had an unexpected and nice surprise this morning when Audible sent me my sales report for April. Normally, audiobook sales are about a third of ebook sales and paperbacks are about a fourth.

For whatever reason, and I am not complaining, the report showed that three or four times more people downloaded the audiobook of Cobra Flight than the ebook.

We are not talking big numbers here, but it is interesting and very heartening,

By the way, I got a note from the FindAwayVoices people who are handling non-Audible audiobook sales for me to say that Kobo will soon be distributing the audiobook. That is something unexpected because I had been under the impression that Kobo was taking only a few select audiobooks into its catalogue.

Since Kobo is much bigger in Canada than Amazon for ebooks it is an important development.

Cobra Flight Audiobooks and Paperbacks Very Soon

It has taken a while, and it will be a short while yet before you can buy, but Cobra Flight has now been accepted by a couple of dozen audiobook publishers worldwide including Google Play, Kobo, etc. Amazon, Audible, and iTunes are doing their final quality checks.
 
Next week I will receive the printer’s proof for the paperback and those of you who want to can buy a physical copy. And of course, the eBook is for sale just about everywhere worldwide, including Kobo and Amazon

Betrayal – The New Spy Thriller from Ethan Jones

Ethan Jones is writing strong and hard spy thrillers with a Canadian viewpoint and engaging characters.

Here’s his promo copy for the newest in the Javin Pierce series. 

You should buy a copy.

 

A hero, sent out as a mark; who is behind the betrayal?

Covert CIS operative Javin and his partner Claudia are on the hunt for two terrorist masterminds, but their mission suspiciously goes awry right from the start. The team is now forced into a dubious alliance with Mossad and the infamous Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard.

Pursuing the terrorists deep into hostile Saudi Arabia, they not only discover an assassination plot that could topple the Saudi kingdom, but also suspect a traitor has infiltrated their team. Who is behind this betrayal? In a race against time, can Javin and Claudia unmask the traitor and stop the assassination plot before the Middle East is plunged into an all-out war?

Betrayal is the next instalment in the explosive new bestselling Javin Pierce spy thriller series.

You will love this fast-paced international suspense, action, and mystery novel that will appeal to readers of John le Carré, Ian Fleming, and Daniel Silva.

Grab a copy of Betrayal now to enjoy the low price of $3.99 (or the equivalent in your country’s currency) and the following exclusive limited- time bonus content:

The Way to Closure, a short story that ties into the next book in the series.

An exclusive excerpt from Closure, the third book, to come out on May 3.

Start this explosive series today! Here’s the link: https://books2read.com/Betrayal-Ethan-Jones 

Cobra Flight 75% Off! at Smashwords

Smashwords, a major worldwide distributor of ebooks, is promoting Cobra Flight at 75% off all this week until Saturday March 10.

So, you can have the book in your reader for just $1.25 US by going to the books page at Smashwords, clicking on the buy button, and entering the discount code RAE75

Please note: This discount is not available for those of you using the Amazon Kindle range of readers. I’m working on a Amazon promotion for you. 

And remember, this deep discount is only available until Saturday March 10, 2017,

The AudioBook is in Production

I’ve started recording Cobra Flight with a top flight sound engineer who is doing a marvellous job of making me sound good.

I’d like to say that it should be ready to send to Audible, and other audio book producers at the end of February but scheduling might make us miss the target. In any case, it will take Audible about 10 working days to verify the recording and set up the sales page. So, perhaps a March release?

In the meantime I need to have my cover artist make the audio book cover, which for some reason needs to look like a CD cover (remember CD’s).

One Buy Link to Rule Them All

If you have trouble finding “Cobra Flight – An Arctic Thriller” in your favourite online store, or you would rather buy in a country closer to home than the United States, then use this link. It will let you choose the store of your choice and take you right to the book.

If you have a preferred store not listed when you click the link, just let me know and I’ll add it.

Note: Amazon supposedly knows which country specific store it should direct you to but will often fail. Just go directly to your own Amazon website and search on Cobra Flight Rick Grant and it will be there.

A One Stop Shop for Buying Cobra Flight

Thanks to Draft2Digital and Books2Read there is now a much simpler way of buying Cobra Flight from just about any ebook retailer world wide. By going to this link you will have a choice of which retailer to do business with. This is very useful for readers outside North America who want to use their own currency.

Keep in mind however, that if you use a Kindle then you are pretty well limited to shopping at one of the Amazons. All other retailers offer ePub files which are used by just about every other eReader on the planet.

And by the way, Cobra Flight is not smothered in any kind of Digital Rights Management software (DRM) so as far as I am concerned you can loan your copy, within reason, to friends and family.

If you can, I’d appreciate a review on whichever book selling platform, including GoodReads, Twitter, Facebook etc that appeals to you.

 

 

The Launch Has Started

Cobra Flight is being published as I speak.

It is already for sale at Amazon, Apple’s iTunes, and Kobo with most of the other on-line book sellers soon to follow.

It takes a while for the catalogue data on books to filter through the various systems so sometimes the book site’s search doesn’t show it. You can try searching on Rick Grant, or Cobra Flight Rick Grant.

I will post direct links here to all the sales sites when the process is complete.