It's here again. The day where kiddies are dressing up and getting tons of candy, and us book lovers are growing our TBR piles. This has become a yearly event for me. I'm offering a few books as goodies this year.
If you recall earlier this year, I talked about how I really got into painting and made, like, a ton of bookmarks. Well, I thought it'd be fun to host a little giveaway and grow my mailing list, blog readership, or get some books onto people's eReaders. ;)
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. >.>
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.
I'm doing a special, mid-week post because I finally remembered to do something I've been meaning to do for a couple months and could use some help. =D
Back in June, I blogged about my indecision about what to do with my short story, Influence of Love. By the end of the post I knew what I wanted to do. I was going to republish the short story. Then I promptly forgot about it.
Back in my June #WriteMotivation post, I finally achieved my goal of reading both the short stories I had written, Influence of Love and Balance of Love. They are two short stories, under 7500 words. Influence was posted for free on Amazon for a while, but I took it down out of fear that it was hurting my sales of other books (I don't believe that was the case. YA is hard to get noticed in. Stand alone YAs, doubly so.) Balance never got that far and I'm glad of that because upon rereading it, I found some spots that would benefit from character development. Both are on Wattpad, but I've failed pretty badly at building an audience there so they don't get read much.
I really don't do enough shameless promotion on this blog. Mostly, I like to talk about other things regarding writing and my life. People don't like constantly being hawked to as it is, so I'd rather just be myself. A slick salesman I am not.
But it's Cyber Monday and I thought I'd get in on it with some book deals I hope you can't resist.
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* Story Dam
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* Larry Kollar
* C. Lee McKenzie
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* Cherie Reich
* M. Pax
* MJ FiField
* Melissa Barker-Simpson
* Christine Rains
* Heather M. Gardner
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* Sarah Foster
* Chrys Fey
* Liana K (Youtube)
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