Ladies and gentlemen, it's that time again. Time to give away some ebook copies of The Door to Canellin!
We're going to do it a little differently this time. While I am giving away 20 copies today, I want to send out some love to Nook readers as well. So I will be giving away, specifically, 10 copies of the Kindle version (gifted to you through the Amazon store) and 10 copies of the Nook version (e-mailed to you because B&N still hasn't implemented a gifting feature).
Here's all you have to do. Post a comment on this blog post with your e-mail address and whether you want a Nook or Kindle version. Once I have 10 e-mail addresses requesting Kindle, they're gone. Once I have 10 addresses requesting Nook, they're gone. Those are the only two bits of information needed. And please, I don't want any hurt feelings or anyone left out! If you can't get it to post using your Google account, post it anonymously! And remember, the comment must be on THIS BLOG POST, today, 5/14/2011!
Someone asked me why I keep giving away 5, 10, 20 copies of my book every couple of weeks. The answer is simple, and should be easy to figure out based on my previous obsessive blog posts about marketing. I'm an indie author! I don't have a vast marketing budget. I can't afford magazine ads, TV and radio spots, massive book tours. I'm going by trial and error here, looking for what works. And so far, of all the things I've done to get exposure for The Door to Canellin, nothing has been better than word of mouth, especially fueled by these giveaways and positive reviews. For every book I give away, I also sell one. In fact, sometimes I sell 3 or 4! The folks who get these freebies have, for the most part, enjoyed them, and spread the word that there's a good, inexpensive book out there, the beginning of what hopes to be a good series. Word spreads, people buy, people read, people talk, and word spreads. So if I can give the word of mouth a kick in the pants with a freebie giveaway now and then, why not? It's an inexpensive (though not free) way to get some attention!