Have you ever heard of the group called Year Zero? I hadn’t until this past spring, when someone mentioned them on the Amazon Kindle discussion board. Being a curious kind of night-owl, I clicked over to take a look at their website and it looks like a site you might be interested in, too. Here’s a very brief description of the group (click here or type in http://yearzerowriters.wordpress.com/about-year-zero-writers/ to your web browser to learn more).
Year Zero is a group of writers, all of whom believe passionately in the direct relationship between writers and their readers. As writers, we are committed to giving you our words unfiltered by market tastes or trends. And we’re committed to listening to what you have to say back. We are not a publishing company.
I like supporting the independent author – more money, if you buy something from them, goes to the author and usually the pricing is a whole heck of a lot less than a “regular” book because you have cut out a lot of the middle men. I’ve found a lot of authors who write a lot of good stuff I never would have found otherwise if it hadn’t been for my Kindle and the easier job it is for an independent author to be published.
One thing I like about the Year Zero website (which is why I am telling you) is – surprise – they have a section for free book downloads; they introduce the author and the title and point you, for example, to a third-party like Smashwords, which long-time readers of this blog will recognize. You can check that section of their site out by clicking here or typing http://yearzerowriters.wordpress.com/free-downloads/ into your web broswer. Why not give it a look?
If you download one of their books to your computer, you will need to transfer it over to your Kindle. It’s pretty easy, and you can click here for my instructions on how to do it – this is the same guide I charge 99 cents for in the Amazon Kindle store, but you can read it for free by clicking the link.
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