It's Read an eBook Week. Each year, tens of thousands of Smashwords authors, publishers and readers participate in this global ebook celebration which offers FREE and deep-discounted ebooks. I figured I should do some shameless promo for my books that I enrolled. Marketing, I know what I'm doing, totes. >.>
Happy New Year!
2017 is here and what better way to ring it in than with books! Eighteen authors have signed up to put their books on sale for 99cents. Why so little? Because of the gift cards that people have gotten as Christmas gifts. We want you to spend that money on us!
While I was pimping for authors to join this year's Trick-or-Treat Reads, I had someone ask me what sort of results authors could expect. I hadn't written down numbers of previous events, but knew I had hit #1 on a few freebie lists with Snapshots one year.
Has everyone got their book bags ready? All day today, authors are handing their books out like candy. Dressing up is optional (pants are too) but if anyone wants, grab some books from your bookshelf, put on a costume, and tweet me the picture. This is supposed to be fun, after all.
One thing I love about flash fiction is how it lets me sneak back into worlds I've created but left behind because I had no more story ideas. My curse is I mostly write stand alones, and no matter how hard I try, I can't come up with good ideas for series. This piece is a repost from my old blog. The prompt was write something that included To the moon and the story formed so easily it was like I wasn't writing it but Cyc and Jacob were.
I'm joining yet another monthly feature created by Michael D'Agostine of A Life Examined. This one is called Flashback Friday (click the link to see the other participants since the html doesn't want to work for me. D=) and it's about, you guessed it, flashing back to previous blog posts. Some might call it lazy, but Michael calls it giving love to old posts that never got the attention they deserved. We all have them too. A brilliant post that got, like, one comment. Boy, that stings. I thought it'd be fun to participate in because I have new followers and I don't expect them to go back through years of posts. Hopefully, you like this month's pick. It's about the dreaded insta-love trope.
I'm not a big fan of Valentine's Day, so of course I'd sign up for Sarah Foster's bloghop! Since it fell on the 3rd Monday of the month, which I designated as my monthly promo day, I had to decided to combine the promo post with the blog hop. Now, it's just a matter of who to drag to the party...
In the end, it only made sense to these two characters come. Which brings us to the first question Sarah posed.
It's Halloween over in the UK and other parts of the world, so I'm hitting publish on this now. In a few hours, Michael's US Amazon page will update to free, so while you're waiting, grab my other books at Smashwords. I'll also be keeping the linky updated with everyone's link to their post so you don't have to navigate their blog (although, a few listing go directly to the Amazon page because they were last minute and I said it was okay.)
If you remember last year I had THE BEST IDEA EVER thanks to a discussion on #indiechat. We were discussing holiday promotion and how weird it would be to hand out your books to trick-or-treaters. Then I had the moment where I was like "What if I did a blog hop where authors handed out their books for free to readers? THE BOOKS ARE LIKE CANDY!"
Everyone thought it was a great idea. Well, I'm sure there was one person who didn't, but most everyone.
As Halloween approached, I debated doing it again. It's not hard, so it was more of a "Do I want to be lazy?" decision. Then Kate Tilton messaged me asking if I was doing it because I filled out the form to be a guest on #K8Chat about it. I had to make a snap decision so I said YES!
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