Author Michael Allan Scott Utilizes eBook Trends to Pre-launch Mystery Novel on Amazon

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Arizona-based author Michael Allan Scott reveals his new murder mystery just in time for the holiday season—now available on

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I give readers easy access to my work so they can interact—become part of the writing process by leaving comments and offering suggestions

Arizona-based fiction author Michael Allan Scott appreciates the value of a good book at a reasonable price, which is why his newest mystery novel, Dark Side of Sunset Pointe, is now on The e-book version is available exclusively for Kindle readers as demand for e-books rise.

“Lance Underphal was devastated by his wife’s death. And now, the down and out crime-scene photographer can’t let her go. He wakes up plagued by premonitions. Stumbling through dark vortexes of murderous intrigue, Lance comes to realize his visions will either drive him insane or lead to the capture of a killer—maybe both.” ~Dark Side of Sunset Pointe, $2.99 on

According to the Association of American Publishers, adult e-book sales jumped 34.4% to $621.3 million this year, moving e-books ahead of hardcovers as the second largest adult format (1). The tremendous savings that e-book readers see as compared to purchasing paperbacks or hardcovers may have something to do with the increase.

According to e-book publisher Trey Ratcliff, “Many people may think that the e-book market is already a mature market, but I think it is just beginning. It will evolve in many unexpected ways.” (2)

Scott approaches the writing of his mystery novels in surprising new ways. He recently outsourced in-depth market research studies to see exactly what mystery readers want. Based on their findings, Scott chose themes that captivate adult readers. Scott listens to his readers, learning what they want to see in mystery novels, keeping them engaged and entertained.

“I give readers easy access to my work so they can interact—become part of the writing process by leaving comments and offering suggestions,” commented Scott. “My passion for writing revolves around my readers—keeping them guessing and coming back for more.”

To read more from Dark Side of Sunset Pointe, or for more information about fiction author Michael Allan Scott, visit

About Michael Allan Scott:

Born and raised at the edge of the high desert in Kingman, Arizona, Michael Allan Scott resides in Scottsdale with his wife, Cynthia and their hundred-pound Doberman, Otto. His works include Dark Side of Sunset Pointe, available on, and Flight of the Tarantula Hawk, due to be released in 2013. Scott uses real-life scenarios as inspiration for his novels. His Lance Underphal Mystery series contain strong language, violence and sex, and are rated “R”. For more information on Michael Allan Scott and his mystery novels, visit

(1), October 15, 2012. “Trade Sales Rose 13% in January-June Period, AAP Says,”
(2)Ratcliff, Trey., January 16, 2012. “Why e-books will be much bigger than you can imagine.”

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