BOOST now a bargain

I'm pleased to announce that one of my most acclaimed crime novels, BOOST, is now available as an e-book for only $2.99.

BOOST was the only one of my books that had been e-published by its regular hardcover/paperback publisher. They'd been charging $8.61 for the e-book, and the pricing was out of my control. But last week I successfully got the e-book rights back so I could publish it myself via Kindle and Smashwords.

In BOOST, professional car thief Sam Hill discovers the corpse of a police informant in the trunk of a stolen 1965 Thunderbird. Someone has set Sam up, and he won't rest until he gets even. It's a fun, fast-paced story in which car thieves are the good guys.

Kelly Brewer did an outstanding job on the cover art, as you can see. By the way, that is indeed a '65 Thunderbird in the photo.

BOOST got some of the best reviews I've ever received; the Baltimore Sun called it "incredibly entertaining." The book remains under TV/film option in Hollywood, and a director in India also has expressed interest in making it into a movie.

My E-book Empire is now complete. I've self-published my entire backlist, as well as new crime novels such as THE BIG WINK, LOST VEGAS, CALABAMA and FIREPOWER. All are $2.99 or less.

The new Bubba Mabry novella, PARTY DOLL, is selling well, and I thank all of you who've bought a copy. It's only $1.99 on Kindle and Smashwords, as are all the novels featuring the bumbling Albuquerque private eye.
My other recent e-publication, the short story PAYOFF, is only 99 cents.
Please check out all my e-books. Thanks!


Julia Buckley said...


I'm curious to know how you got the rights back. My publisher seems to have no intention of ever giving me e-rights, but they are also not OFFERING the book in e form. They're just sitting on it, and no one's reading it online.


Steve Brewer said...

Check your contracts, Julia. If you didn't specifically sell them the e-book rights, you probably still own them. That's certainly been the case with my older contracts.

If they do have the e-book rights, make a pest of yourself, telling them if they're not going to e-publish the books, you'll gladly do it yourself....