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Sep 01, 2021

The Three of Spades: Part 8 of the Red Dog Conspiracy

Read all about The Three of Spades, chapter 8 in the Red Dog Conspiracy future steampunk noir series.

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Aug 13, 2021

My upcoming events calendar | Patricia Loofbourrow

The upcoming events calendar for NYT best selling author Patricia Loofbourrow

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Aug 05, 2021

All good things come to an end ... (a heads-up)

This is long, but please read it.

Since I started the Red Dog Conspiracy series, I've priced my books low. Ninety-nine cents for ebooks, maybe $2.99 to $4.99.

Problem is, I'm not selling enough to make ends meet. My husband is retired. We're on a fixed income. My kids help, but they're out of work, too. I have to do better.

So after almost going bankrupt (a long story), and after over six months of looking for a job, I hired a coach to help. And I found a part time job to pay for it, as well as pay my bills.

It's an interesting thing, hiring a coach. Like a doctor, they ask you to do things you might not want to do, but it's in your best interest. You know, like stop eating sweets.

In this case, he told me to raise my prices.

A few years ago this would have brought up a lot of "am I good enough? are my books good enough?" But not anymore.

You see, I've done something that is highly touted as the gold standard for indie publishing, the "free first-in-series". And compared to my dismal sales from earlier, it's worked. I was mostly worried about raising my prices because for the first time, people are actually BUYING my books consistently. Would they stop?

The historical data from other authors says no. And I know my books are good enough.

So I'm raising my ebook rates on ALL retailers.

If you're reading this, I presume you have my first book. If not, the ebook will be free until Monday. But on Monday, everything goes up in price.

So this is your heads-up! Go grab my books now.

On Monday:

* The Jacq of Spades goes to $4.99

* The Queen of Diamonds goes to $5.99

* The Ace of Clubs goes to $6.99

* the rest of the main series goes to $7.99 each

* Drawing Thin will be $4.99

* Gutshot and The Alcatraz Coup will be $3.99

* my short stories and collections will be $2.99

FOR THOSE OF YOU ON A FIXED INCOME

I hear you. I am in your shoes. I plan to have subscriber-only discounts to my new store once that's set up. But if you can get my ebooks this weekend, go do it! Because you're not going to get them at these prices again.

(I won't say never, but I don't intend to go back to the current prices anytime soon.)

In other news, I'm getting everything ready to send The Three of Spades: Part 8 of the Red Dog Conspiracy to my reviewers on August 15. Please preorder it if you can!

The Three of Spades releases October 1st, and the ebook price will go up to $7.99 shortly after the launch date.

These price changes only affect ebooks for now. If what I'm doing works, I won't have to change my print prices.

Thank you for reading this far! Here's to lots more books in the future.

Patty

Jun 01, 2021

Cool Fan Art! | Patricia Loofbourrow

Come see some cool fan art my readers have made about my books.

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Mar 17, 2021

The Jacq of Spades Audiobook!

The Jacq of Spades audiobook is available through most audiobook retailers. Learn more about it here.

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Mar 14, 2021

Download Free Online Books From Patricia Loofbourrow

Learn how you can download free online books from NY Times best selling author Patricia Loofbourrow

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Feb 13, 2021

Keep Your Amazon Kindle Review From Being Removed

Book reviewers, if you want to keep your Amazon Kindle review from being removed, there are a few easy tips here which can help.

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Feb 02, 2021

The Two of Hearts: Part 7 of the Red Dog Conspiracy

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Jan 28, 2021

The Five of Diamonds: Part 6 of the Red Dog Conspiracy

Find out about The Five of Diamonds: Part 6 of the Red Dog Conspiracy, by Patricia Loofbourrow

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Sep 08, 2020

Cover Announcement

I've decided to change direction on my covers. More to come.

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Jul 02, 2020

Prequel Central: The Red Dog Conspiracy

Want to know the backstory for the Red Dog Conspiracy series? Pick a prequel.

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Dec 27, 2019

Weird Worlds: Science Fiction and Fantasy Flash Fiction

If you love science fiction, fantasy, or just love flash fiction, Weird Worlds has twenty super short stories for you to enjoy.

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Dec 19, 2019

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Dec 16, 2019

Creating The City of Bridges | Patricia Loofbourrow

How did I create the city of Bridges? Read all about it! Join us and ask all your questions about creating Bridges for the Red Dog Conspiracy series.

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Oct 01, 2019

The Ten of Spades: Part 5 of the Red Dog Conspiracy

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