Sunday, January 24, 2016

Kindle Sale and Interviews

Big news for this week is that Max's Wild Night is on sale for 99 cents on kindle until Jan. 27th. He earned a BookBub ad for today (which is hard to get and very exciting).

It was the only middle-grade book promo for today as well, which is outstanding. You never want to be offering up a 99 cent deal and then have another free deal on the same day. Sales are ticking up so far. Maybe he can earn best-seller status. He has to get past some big sellers so fingers crossed.

A couple of interviews ran recently. Dots Words and Whispers reviewed Why Kimba Saved The World and posted a nice interview.

I also did a really fun interview with author H. L. Burke that she calls "Random Questions" and is exactly that. It ended up involving discussions of killing off Stephen King characters with "death by house cat" and owning dragons. We both love cats and dragons, but Heidi writes more about dragons and I write more about cats -- for now. I just finished reading the first book in her The Dragon and the Scholar series, Dragon's Curse. It looks like it is on sale for 99 cents right now, so you should grab a copy. Highly recommend.

Last week didn't go exactly as planned. I was looking forward to meeting with the Fayetteville OLLI birthday group for a brief lunch talk on Thursday, but sleet and freezing rain left me stuck at home. Very disappointing. I'm hoping we can reschedule in the spring.

This week is quiet, so I'm wrapping up formatting on Slinky Steps Out. We need to pick a chapter icon, and all of the photos need to be changed to black and white for the paperback version. There's more proofreading once that is done, then it's time to move into cover design. Yay!

It already checks out in CreateSpace's formatting tools!

Many self-publishing authors work on their kindle version first, but I pay someone to format that based on my paperback. It costs to make changes, so I always want to make sure everything is perfect before I send it in. I also sell way more paperbacks than kindles, so I want that ready to go for spring events as soon as possible.

Coming up, I'll be attending the local monthly Cocktails for a Cause event that benefits the Eureka Springs Public Library on Thursday, Feb. 4th, from 5:00 - 7:00 pm. There will be lots of self-published and independent authors with their books available. Come on by the Basin Park Hotel Lucky 7 lounge and check it out. I'll also be at the Kimberling Library Author Event again this year on Feb. 6th.

Lots going on in February, so let's hope the weather swings toward spring quickly like it normally does in this neck of the woods.

If you are snowed in on the east coast, I hope you stay warm and have lots of good reading at hand. You should grab a copy of Max's Wild Night to keep you company!

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