Direct Purchase Instructions

Thank you for investigating my new form of selling my novels.Go to my Amazon link -- the one on the far right of this page. Click and scroll through the titles. Choose one to preview. Please read the preview. If it appeals to you, you have a choice to make. If not, try another. NOTE that all titles are 9.99 and that my titles are not part of any Amazon give-away program. My novels are no longer free -- from anywhere. Not Amazon, not Bookbub, not Smashwords, Diesel, or some Russian hacker. So, now you have to decide. 1. click and purchase the book from Amazon -- or2. contact me and buy it for 50% less. 60% less if you are a member of my blog.If you choose the second option, contact me via e-mail bobhatting@gmail.com and tell me the title. I'll give you a price. You send me the money via PayPal and I'll send you a zip file with the novel in these formats: PDF, MOBI, and Epub. You can then upload whichever format you choose to your reading device. Sound fair? Happy reading.RWHPSFor those of you in the Philippines, I accept cash via Palawan. Contact me for my mobile number.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

BACK TO BUSINESS



Over the past several weeks I have been negotiating with a book publisher located in the United States. 
They offered me $50,000.00 for the rights of all ten of my novels.  Sounds good, huh?  Every author’s dream coming true!     I TURNED THEM DOWN!
It wasn’t a difficult decision to make.  Simple math tells me that 10 divided into 50 is only five thousand per title.  UNCLE SAP takes $15,000.00 in taxes.  That leaves $35,000.  BUT, the $50k is an advance against royalties.  In essence – a loan on which I have to pay taxes.  Now for the major caveat; Robert Hatting would be required to make seven public appearances  per title.   (70 book signings) Where?  In the United States at locations and dates of their choosing, but at my expense. I asked what kind of marketing budget they had allowed for this deal and they responded -- up to 10% of the advance! (swell—up to $5,000 to promote 10 titles.)
I love SKYPE because I was able to laugh at this guy in his face.  They wanted ALL rights (including e-book rights) and were willing to pay me 15% royalties twice a year.  (e-book royalties are 35% at the very least.  Some retailers pay as high as 80%) Currently I receive my royalty’s monthly and with ePrintedbooks I get 80% immediately.
Oh, yeah, as a bonus they were willing to advance me $500 against my eleventh novel, HART RULES (80% complete) and $250 against my twelfth novel, SHOOTER (25% complete). 
Although I have a vivid imagination it’s difficult to visualize me leaving this paradise of Panama to sit in some Barnes and Noble store in Boston near Xmas to hawk my wares.
By posting this on my blog I’m sure I’m burning a bridge.  However, I suffer from a busted giveashit!  (It’s a mental condition that creeps up on you as you get older.)