Thursday, February 25, 2016

Promo Blitz Continues!



Today, THE END TIME ( http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00K08TEYA ) is being featured on multiple books sites with an audience reach of over two million readers. Needless to say, I am very psyched! Here is a list of sites on which I am being featured. All have a low Alexa ranking and are proven to generate ebook sales.

Ereader News Today
Free Kindle Books and Tips blog
RiffleBargain Booksy
Fussy Librarian
Choosey Bookworm
Booksends

Please check out my blog as I will be posting results of this promotional blitz. Because of the huge potential readership, I am also offering the first book in my 3-book sci/fantasy series SILENT INVASION ( http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006ZQTWPW ) for FREE for the next few days! Here is your chance to explore worlds beyond our own and take a journey to the far reaches of your imagination! Enjoy!

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

It begins


Today begins my multi-book, months-long promotion blitz. My dystopian, sci-fi THE END TIME is being featured on FKBT, ( http://fkbt.com/2016/02/23/the-end-time/ ) which has an opt-in newsletter of over 80,000 subscribers, not including its Facebook and Twitter reach. Also, want to remind readers that the first book in my YA sci-fi/fantasy trilogy, SILENT INVASION ( http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006ZQTWPW ) is FREE for a few days. A little added bonus for those who are interested in my work and would like to sample. Thanks all.




Monday, February 22, 2016

Let your imagination fly!



           Out of my eleven published books, one of my favorites to write has also been my worst seller; IMAGINATION ( http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ATFC3JM ). I wrote the book a few years ago, during the most creative point in my writing career when I pumped out three full manuscripts in less than a year. As an experienced, decades-long writer, I knew that fresh manuscripts must be seasoned and then re-read several months later with a fresh perspective.

With the other two novels, I did just that and let them sit and stew for a long period of time before re-reading and then having them published. But with IMAGINATION, the concept was so exciting and original I just couldn’t wait to let it loose upon the world. I hurried through the cover design and didn’t bother my beta readers with a copy. And this lack of respect for the maturation process showed in a sub-par release. Certainly, not up to my standards today.

Books are like children and when one underachieves it makes all the other work feel like failure. I was beginning to see IMAGINATION as a lump of coal among a string of pearls. I just wasn’t satisfied with the result.

Putting the book out of my mind for a few years, I wrote two more manuscripts, let them mature, and then had them published with great success. All the while, IMAGINATION sat on the virtual bookshelf with barely a download. It was very disconcerting.

After having spent the last year perfecting my author platform and being promoted on some of the most trafficked reader sites in the world, I finally had the guile to spend serious time getting IMAGINATION into shape. Now, months later and just weeks before my massive world-wide publicity blitz, I proudly announce the re-publication of the mind-blowing, thought-provoking, completely original, suspense thriller, IMAGINATION. Totally re-written, edited by the best in the biz., and with a new, original cover.

Please take a minute to download a copy or read for FREE through Kindle Unlimited.   http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ATFC3JM ) You will not be disappointed! Thank you very much!


Monday, February 8, 2016

World-wide Audience!



It used to be that if you talked up a dozen or two readers about your books in a day you’d consider that a success. Scheduled book store signings would possibly bring in a few dozen more, if you were lucky. Boy, times sure have changed.

I am lucky enough to have secured not just one, but two Book of the Day sponsorship spots for two different books (DROP OUT – http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005FX0K7U on March 30th and THE END TIME –http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00K08TEYAon February 25th) on Ereader News Today, one of the premier ereader sites in the U.S. That itself will expose these books to more than 500,000 readers. This is simply mind-boggling!

But, I didn’t stop there. I wanted more readers! Seeing the gold at the end of my rainbow, I quickly booked promotions on these sites—**WRITERS – this is a powerhouse list with low Alexa stats: Free Kindle Books and Tips, Riffle, Fussy Librarian, Bargain Booksy, KND, Digital Book Today, Booksends, Ereader CafĂ©, Ebook Stage) Doing so, has increased my exposure on those days to more than a million readers! Can you imagine? If twenty years ago I were to tell my family and friends that more than a million people will see my covers and possibly read my blurbs, it would be cause for serious celebration and perhaps even an impromptu party.

The last time Ereader News Today feature DROP OUT it shot straight to #1 in several genres and got below 500 in the entire paid Amazon store. You can understand my anticipation as these, Book of the Day dates edge ever closer. 

And that’s not all! Knowing the intense exposure I will be receiving, I have spent days rewriting my descriptions and setting up my Amazon pages to optimum professionalism. I have also schedule concurrent free promotions for SILENT INVASION on the day THE END TIME is scheduled, and AS IT IS IN HEAVEN for when DROP OUT is scheduled. This will give readers a chance to sample other of my books in the same genre and I will hopefully gain life-long fans.

So to quote Eminen, “you only got shot do not miss your chance to blow” I’ve been given two and I am not going to waste them.