I’m in a rush but I wanted to let everyone know that some of my books are free today. Just click on the Books tab for links. A Circle in the Wooda, The Drought, and The End of the Party. Get ‘em while you can!
I ran into this book on the Amazon forums last week. Written by author and forum frequenter Stella Deleuze, Rage Against the Indie is a sort of How-To book in two parts:
First, the rant. Stella goes on at length in a humorous but meaningful way about the horribly annoying mistakes self-published authors make while trying to promote themselves. I admit I blushed as I read it, finding several mistakes I’ve made, time and time again.
Next, suggestions for improvement. For a beginning self-publisher, the second half of this book serves as a great reference guide or checklist when editing and uploading your next big release.
Best .99c I’ve sent in a long time.
Rage Against the Indie is FREE for Kindle today.
Remember Cicada author Eric Laing whom I interviewed several months back? Well, he’s offering his new title The Night Watch free on Amazon, today through Tuesday (10/19/2012 to 10/23/2012).
I haven’t read it yet, but as I’m a fan of Cicada, I have no qualms with recommending anything else Mr. Laing pens to you guys. Grab a copy while you can!
Murder, sex, magic, and ancient Rome.
A serial killer preys upon those who are truly the most dangerous game…the gladiators. As the killer collects macabre trophies, it falls to the Prefect of the Night Watch to end the madness.
But this is Rome, where blood spills like wine, and dreams…they are all too often nightmares.
This is Part One of a new serial I’m releasing directly to Kindle. I hope you’ll take advantage of the free download, read it, and leave an honest review on Amazon. Thanks everyone!
And in case you missed it, check out our Kickstarter Campaign for The Object: Book One.
What Thing Had Escaped (Part One)
Free 10/17/2012, 10/18/2012
Survival is a daily struggle for Eugene and Darryl, who walk the filthy, crowded streets of Louisville searching for a day’s work or an abandoned house to loot for salable goods. Though Darryl has a job catering to an elderly rich man who lives in a private suburb lined with stone walls and razor wire, his wage barely feeds him, much less Eugene.
Then one evening there’s a knock on the door and a mysterious man in a suit tells Darryl he’s just inherited the entire fortune of his employer.
The two are quickly whisked away into a life of luxury, peace, and pleasures they never imagined, and as Darryl gets more and more involved with the company in which he now owns a large share, Eugene stumbles upon a shocking discovery: a teenage girl, locked away in a secret room in his and Darryl’s new mansion.
And the story of how she got there uncovers a horrible truth about what the world has become.
What Thing Had Escaped is a dystopian serial novel in five parts.
Yes, Another Competition
Today I’m running a free promotion on Amazon for A Circle in the Woods and I’d like to take this opportunity to launch yet another contest, the winner of which (if there is one) will receive $100.00, a signed copy of A Circle in the Woods, and a Mystery Prize, to honor the nature of the book.
A Circle in the Woods is free today only, so get your copy now. It’s also available in paperback, if you’re old-fashioned and want to donate to my small royalty check.
If you’ve read A Circle in the Woods, you know it’s a very strange and mysterious book that leaves a lot to the imagination and puts the burden of what the hell happened in the end on the reader’s shoulders. Many of you may be left with the feeling that there’s an underlying truth to the story.
Well, there is. Your job in this competition is to tell me that truth:
Who is Phil Stapleton? What’s he all about? What does he want from Brittany? What became of them in the end?
It’s not necessary that you answer each question specifically. What’s necessary is that you give me an accurate interpretation of the story as a whole.
When someone’s accuracy blows me away, that person will receive $100.00, a signed copy of A Circle in the Woods, and the Mystery Prize.
Use the form below to submit your response. Good luck.
P.S.–Don’t forget to download your free copy.
- Book Giveaway, Character Contest Updates (whatistheobject.com)
- All Episodes Available on the Blog (whatistheobject.com)
- Subscribe and Tweet This to Win a Paperback of The Object: Book One (whatistheobject.com)
Now that their KDP Select enrollments have expired, I am able to return Episodes One through Six to the blog, complete with their illustrations and musical scores. You can now read all of The Object for free in its original format.
My current goal is to make The Object: Book One available for sale on Amazon on October 7th, 2012, with the paperback to follow in the next week or two. I will be running a free promotion shortly thereafter, giving the book away for two days, and I will need all the help I can get to yield as many downloads as possible. The more people download the book, the more exposure we get and the more fun things we’ll be able to do to make this place more interactive.
I’ll be calling out to readers, bloggers, and anyone else to help spread the word about The Object‘s free promotion.
In the meantime, check back here later today for Episode Nine, “Mergers”.
- Serialising my novel… what to do when the show is over (nailyournovel.wordpress.com)
The Object Serial: Episodes One, Two, and Three is free today on Amazon!
Look for Episodes Four, Five, and Six tomorrow, when they’ll be free.
And stay tuned for Episode Eight, going live tomorrow!
Just letting you know that Cicada is free again on Amazon, so grab it while you can! I highly recommend this book to anyone who likes southern fiction, family sagas, drama, and flat knock-out writing.
- The Object Interviews Author J. Eric Laing (theobjectserial.wordpress.com)
The Drought is FREE today only on Amazon
For those of you who haven’t read or don’t already own The Object Serial: Episodes Four, Five, and Six, you can get it free on Amazon today, and depending on how today’s promo goes possibly tomorrow, too.
If Four, Five, and Six get picked up by one of the free sites like Ereader News Today, I’m going to drop the price of Episodes One, Two, and Three to .99c.
One more thing: if you have time while you’re waiting patiently for me to post Episode Seven, both sets of episodes could use some Amazon reviews.
I’ve made A Circle in the Woods free for Kindle today. Grab it while you can:
In a place where people have been disappearing for years, a little girl gets lost in the woods. Meet the man who saves her life.
On a late summer morning in 1958, Phil Stapleton discovers and rescues five-year-old Brittany Duncan after she spends two days lost deep in the Kentucky woods. Two months later, when a tree branch crashes through the rickety trailer where Brittany lives, Phil takes the girl and her mother under his roof. What follows is a decade of mystery, terror, violence, and tragedy, with no escape in sight.
A Circle in the Woods employs an experimental approach to storytelling. With limited punctuation, a snapshot plot structure, and mystery at every turn, its technique will either deliver you an enriching, spellbinding experience or send you running for the hills.
Take a peek, and decide for yourself: Who is Phil Stapleton?
Lily White’s The End of the Party–Three Stories and a Poem is free today on Amazon.
Two young sisters hiding from a monster . . .
A disturbing conversation between an old man and his nurse . . .
An unusual celebration with an open invitation to all . . .
The End of the Party: Three Stories and a Poem is a brief collection of haunting tales that explore the darker side of humanity. Disturbing, violent, and heartbreaking, each story will make you afraid to read the next.
Just a quick post to let you guys know a book by my good writer friend Eric Laing is free all day today and tomorrow. Cicada is quite a page-turner with a southern, nostalgic feel, great imagery, and plenty of murder.
That’s all for now, folks. =)
The Drought by Lily White is free again today on Amazon. Grab a copy, ’cause it’s good stuff!
Remember, you don’t have to own a Kindle to download and read this book. You can store it and read it in your Kindle Cloud Reader, then transfer it to any future Kindle you buy.
Each download helps the author, whether you intend to read it or not!
Other ways to help out are to scroll down and agree with the tags on the book’s page. Also “liking” the page helps, too.