Booked. reviews My Book!

One of my favorite podcasts, Booked., reviewed The Maltese Jordans last week, giving it five stars! Times two!

Truly. Both of the hosts of this awesome, long-running crime / literary review podcast gave “The Full Five” to my new novel. I was and am psyched!! I’ve been a listener for a long time and have never heard them give double fives before.

It’s a fun listen. So check it out. Even if they know nothing about sneakers, they did a hell of a good job of talking about the book. I’m honored!

The Maltese Jordans – Take Your Pick

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Seth Harwood Crime – Quick Greeting – The Maltese Jordans is live!

Do you want the Jordans? Are you ready for the Jordans? Well, if you are, take your pick of how you want it:

  1. I want to hear the book as a podcast.
  2. I want to be in the acknowledgments of the new book.
  3. I want a signed copy.
  4. I want to do all three.
  5. I want to just buy it on Amazon.

Thanks for listening. Stay tuned for more about the release…

New Audio Episode Drops Tomorrow!

Want to have your name featured in the print and ebook versions of my new novel, The MalteseJordans? Well, read on to find out how.

First I want to tell you that the 17th audio episode of The Maltese Jordans – Jack Palms’s newest epic adventure—is coming out tomorrow on my Patreon. If you’re already subscribed, great! You have something good to look forward to. If not, here’s your chance to join the Patreon page and get all of the MJs episodes (51 chapters!) for just $3 a month. That’s right. Cancel anytime. I’m so convinced you’ll like what I’ve got going on there—you did used to listen to my podcast, right?—that I’m offering it for just $3 to get all the episodes, caught up, and ready to roll on into the ending and book-release in January and Feb.

And here’s how you can get your name in the book: join now and you’ll be assured a spot on the Maltese Jordans Acknowledgements Page! That’s right, I’ll be thanking all my Patreon subscribers specifically in the book. Get on this before I start my special offer campaign and you’ll be in the most-special spot.

Does this email read like I should be offering you a free set of Ginsu knives? Well… actually I have a special offer coming up soon and I will be giving away Jack Palms Swag! Check out this poll and vote now to let me know what items you’d covet. Yes indeed! Maltese Jordans swag is coming!

That’s all for today from Easthampton. It’s cold here, but sunny with no snow on the ground. Great things! I wish you all the best for a wonderful holiday season and rest of 2018. May 2019 start off killer-awesome for you and yours.

What’s more: Young Junius and Czechmate are both on sale today for $0.99. Pick ’em up!

New Releases! (Re-Releases!)

If you’ve been following my work on Patreon and my new thread Adventures in Indie Publishing, you know that I’ve gotten the titles back to my Jack Palms novels. Well, after much work, debate, and new covers (Exciting!), I’m ready to announce that new eBook AND print editions of Jack Wakes Up and This Is Life are here!

Yes sir! You can get these sweet new covers on re-issued content of Jack Wakes Up and This Is Life using the links below. Check ’em out!

Jack Wakes Up     Amazon US: Print  eBook      Amazon UK: Print eBook

This Is Life           Amazon US: Print  eBook      Amazon UK: Print eBook

I’ll have more coming soon, including Young Junius, Czechmate, then….

THE MALTESE JORDANS!

Stay tuned!

New Thread: Adventures in Indie Publishing

I’m going to start posting a new series thread here about my thoughts, questions, and work around Indie Publishing. This means re-issuing some of my old books, the ones I’ve gotten the rights back to, as well as marketing, promoting and advertising them.

Here’s a quick Q&A to get us started.

What is Indie Publishing?

This used to be called self publishing. Now it’s called “Indie Publishing” and may have dropped the taboo. May have. We shall see. Honestly, I’m doing it because it’s the best game in town.

Why are you doing it?

Well, economics.

I honestly don’t see a publisher out there that can help me sell books on the level that I want to. No one is ready to put in the time using the tools and investing the money that will make the Jack Palms Crime Series sell.

I think it can, and I hope you do too. But it’s going to take work. This is where I start doing the work.

What is the story with publishing today?

Well, it was the best of times, it was the worst of times. You know the quote. I’m going to focus on the upside. Here’s a great blog post by Mark Dawson that claims “this is the best time in the history of the world to be a writer.”

Wow! Can you imagine! I’ll let him explain the why of that. Basically, he supports it with his own success story and Kindle! That’s it, the magic of… Kindle!

So? Well, ebooks are selling, people are reading, and the royalty rates I can get by Indie Publishing titles myself is higher than I can get anywhere else–by far! That’s a big part of the economics segment.

There’s also a huge set of tools including Amazon ads, Facebook ads, Bookbub, and more that I can use myself to sell books and get my work out to readers who haven’t heard of me. This is the central reason I think this is a unique time to be writing: we’ve never had access to these channels or affordable advertising before. Any of the tools that former gatekeepers could offer have now been widely democratized. They’re accessible to anyone!

What are the most exciting changes you see?

Publishing is affordable, accessible, freelancers are ready to help at all stages of production, KDP offers favorable rates of return on book sales (70%)… these things have never happened before. It’s like the gatekeepers have given out the keys!

Plus, people can buy books from anywhere, and start reading them instantly on devices!

So, I’ll add these to Mark’s blog post as reasons to be excited about Indie Publishing and being a writer today.

I am excited. And there’s lots to do.

Here’s where I’ll be charting my progress.

Update for End of March: Get your Jordans NOW!

Download the audio episode here to get all the current news from me on The Maltese Jordans audio, print version, and lots more coming soon!
Here’s the news: On April 1, the past episodes of The Maltese Jordans are going up to the $5 reward level. Now’s the time to hop in and download all the eps for just $3 a month AND that’ll keep you tuned in for the new content and updates. Enjoy!
Also, my next Office Hour is Coming Friday @3PM Eastern. Tune in!

Booked Presents: An Evening with Seth Harwood

Click here to listen or download this interview. Enjoy!
The fine folks of the Booked. Podcast were nice enough to have me on last month for a far-ranging conversation about: GI Joes, Publishing, the urge to write and where it comes from, podcasting history (my own and a general one), what I’m reading, and much more.
We also talked about Patreon and The Maltese Jordans. I hope you enjoy it.
If you’d like to hear more from Booked, including plenty of great discussions and reviews of contemporary crime novels all the time, find them here on the web and consider supporting them on Patreon here: patreon.com/booked