Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Publishers Weekly reports rising sales for Google Play books

Find a new series to read with a free ebook by Tracy Falbe at Google Play.

I'm not surprised to see this news about ebook sales going up at Google Play. Its the store that Android tablets point you to pretty much whenever you want an app. And then you discover that there are movies, TV shows, and music there too.

According to a Publishers Weekly article Google Play has a substantial ebook footprint worldwide. Sixty five countries can get books from Google. And 21 of those countries joined the marketplace in just the past year.

Tom Turvey, Google’s director of strategic partnerships, was quoted saying that its ebook segment was growing and revenue was going up.

My sales have been rising every month since I started adding my fantasy books to the Play store. So far I have three free ebooks introducing all three of my series at Google Play, and sales of subsequent titles are beginning to appear, mostly in the United States, Australia, and Great Britain. I've had free downloads in many more countries including Canada, the Netherlands, Denmark, India, and Italy.

Turvey went on to say that nonfiction has been doing well at Google, and the company wants to focus on expanding its reach in that market.

I guess I should take that as a hint to get my three nonfiction titles into the Play store.

Until then people looking for a new series to enjoy can sample one or all of my series starters. 

Want some exciting historical fantasy to read on Google Play? 

Then try Werelord Thal: A Renaissance Werewolf Tale. It's free on Google Play so readers can discover my newest fantasy series Werewolves in the Renaissance.

About Werelord Thal:

Thal embodies the ancient magic of the pagan past. He challenges a world conquered by a spiritual system that denies the flesh and forgets the Earth.

Although wanted for Devil worship and shape shifting, he still boldly walks the streets of 16th century Prague. Jesuits hunt him. Mercenaries fear him. Musicians sing his praise, and women are captivated by his alpha swagger.

Start reading this werewolf book on Google Play. The store's app works on Android devices, computers, and iPad and iPhone.

Up next is the free fantasy on Google Play Rys Rising: Book I. This novel begins the Rys Rising fantasy series that continues in Savage Storm, New Religion, and Love Lost.

About Rys Rising:

A young warrior ruined and near death is saved by Onja a mysterious rys female. Forsaking all that he was, he will take the name Amar and serve his new magical mistress. A lord among outlaws he will become, feared by kings and called the dro-shalum or curse demon by the common folk. Indulge yourself and read this sumptuous epic told from many angles.

Be swept away by epic adventure in a magical world and read Rys Rising for free on Google Play.

Union of Renegades: The Rys Chronicles Book I is a free Google Play fantasy book. After it comes The Goddess Queen, Judgment Rising, and the conclusion The Borderlands of Power.

In Union of Renegades you'll meet Dreibrand Veta, an officer with the Atrophane Horde. And yes it's a big deal to be part of the horde conquering the known world. Dreibrand is young and ambitious. He's out to rebuild his family's fortune. But at a critical moment, he realizes he's just never going to get what he wants working for his boss, the Hordemaster Kwan Chenomet.

Dreibrand does something rash. He ends up wanted and in the company of an escaped slave, Miranda. With her two young children, she is fleeing the brutal onslaught of the Atrophane. Together they enter the Wilderness. No one ever comes back from this place.

And so Dreibrand and Miranda are ensnared by magic and pass into the world of the rys where the Goddess Onja has ruled the western tribal kingdoms for over two thousand years. She sits upon the greatest treasure. Every year it grows as warring tribes deliver their tribute. Her rival Shan lives at her side, waiting for something to change so he can destroy her.

See where this epic series takes you.

Union of Renegades is free on:

Google Play
Brave Luck Books

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