So I'm trying something new. I've delved full on into the Kool-Aid Amazon is serving and I've gone exclusively Amazon with my books for the next few months. I've heard from other authors that this works for them, so I'm trying it. The upside to being exclusive to Amazon is I get to offer specials and discounts on Amazon for my Kindle readers.
This coming week I'm doing what they call a Kindle Countdown. For those of you who don't know this is a sort of graduated discount over a short period of time for Kindle books. In this case, starting Monday, July 21, I've put my first novel, Dream in Color (my homage to Rick Springfield fans, or to anyone who ever had a crush on a rock/pop star), and my most recent novel, A Hero's Spark (a romantic suspense involving bar fights, cutting, theft, betrayal, sex, politics, and Waffle House) on Kindle Countdown.
What does this mean for you? Well, it means you get one or both of these books for even LESS than the usual $2.99! Starting Monday, you could get them for as low as $0.99!
I'm really, excited to be able to do this for my readers because while I love getting paid to do something I love to do, I'm a storyteller. For me, it's all about you reading and being entertained by my stories.
Which brings me to a point I've been trying to make on Face Book for the last several weeks: Reviews on Amazon. It's kind of a big deal for us indie/e-pubbed/unknown authors. If you've read a book by someone who ISN'T on the New York Times best selling list, and you liked it, please, please leave a review! Word of mouth is the best form of marketing we indie authors have, so we have to depend on you, our readers, to make it possible for us to keep writing and telling the stories traditional publishing houses aren't interested in offering. It doesn't have to be in depth. (I know some people don't leave reviews because they aren't sure what to write.)
Here's all you have to do, and you can do this for every book you read: four or five stars, first of all. Then, "I really enjoyed this book."
That short sentence can boost an indie author to great heights, you have no idea. So please, on behalf of all indie/e-pubbed/unknown authors everywhere, I'm asking, please write a review!
And I'll thank you for all these authors, too!