I know – silly question, right? This is just a friendly reminder post that the first book of The Station Series, Dying to Forget, is FREE online! Where can you grab up your ebook copy?
Grab the first book in this bestselling series, and find out why readers have fallen in love with Piper Willow.
Piper Willow dies the summer after her high school graduation but she doesn’t make it to Heaven or Hell…instead she finds herself in a spiritual terminal called the Station. She’s given only two choices: Return to Earth as the subconscious for a person in need of some outside assistance, or move on and spend an eternity lost in her own sorrow and pain.
Does Piper have what it takes to save a life – to be the nagging voice inside someone else’s head – or will she fail and end up lost and tormented in limbo…forever?
Have you already read the book and fallen in love with Piper’s journey? Forward this post to your friends and family so they can take advantage of this awesome free deal!
Thanks for reading!
Monday starts a daily round of games for the release party of ‘DYING to RETURN’! It’s okay, relax! Don’t choke on your tongue in excitement – keep reading!
If you have joined the Facebook Event page for the release, be sure to come back HERE to the blog every day to participate in the release day party. All week long, Monday – Friday, there will be a post up with directions for the game. You don’t HAVE to participate, but if you DO, your name will be added into a special giveaway prize on Friday.
Everyone can play and everyone who plays will win something. *wink, wink*
If you have not yet read the first book in this series (Dying to Forget) be sure to grab up your FREE copy on Smashwords, B&N, Kobo or Amazon today so you have time to read the first two books before the third releases on June 28th!
I’ll see you bright-eyed and bushy-tailed first thing tomorrow morning! Let’s have fun this week!!
Can I warn you that this might be more of a venting post, than my typical happy updates and snippets? Still here? Okay…let’s get to it.
For those of you who have grabbed copies of any of my books, you’re aware that they are mostly sold on Amazon. Why? It’s the biggest book distributor out there (for the time being, though many companies are quickly catching up, IMO) so it just seemed natural to choose them as my main distributor. But so have most other Indies. Which means the competition is stiffer than ever. This is a good thing – and a bad thing. It’s great because it means readers have many more options and a slew of cheaper books to add to their book shelves or eLibraries. But it’s also not so great because it means that there are tons more books out there for readers to sift through, which means Indies have to compete with lowering prices and offering free promo days to boost sales.
I have done this, and I don’t mind it. Giving away a free book means I have the potential to reach new readers and grow a fan base. This can only help in the long run. But it does hurt my sales. In the beginning, offering up a free book for one day, or even two, brought in extra sales for a short period of time – now that’s not really the case. Now, I’m not going to complain about gifting free books – like I said – FAN BASE, lol. But, since this is not just a hobby, but my career, income in tantamount to my success.
From this point forward, I’m waiting for my agreement with Amazon to end that keeps my books exclusive to only them as a distributor. This means less free promo days, but more ways to reach out to readers. Sony, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Apple, etc…are all avenues I want to expand to. I’m not unhappy with Amazon, I’m simply adjusting the way my books are offered in order to reach more people. And I started with Smashwords. After some seriously frustrating issues getting my first book of The Station Series up on the site and in their Premium Category, I have finally worked out the issue, which means that once the book is reviewed, it will be free online. Free – every day.
I hear some of you scratching your head: What the heck would you do this for? Because I want you to read it. I want you to come back and read book 2 and then book 3 and whatever else I put out there. I want to expand my fan base. I want to make you, the reader, a happy camper!
In conclusion, I created a new account on Smashwords (as part of working out the kinks I mentioned) – so be sure to check it out when you have time. As soon as the review process completes (hopefully without any further issues, lol) Dying to Forget will be waiting for you there whenever you want a copy, in whatever format you want it. Tell your friends, your family, your hairdresser, your bank teller, your mail carrier, your trash collector, your local librarian – tell the world. Thanks for being a reader. 🙂