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Spring Forward Book Attack

Do you like to read? Do you like free books? Of course, you do! This is Goodreads!
Support for Indie Authors is proud to announce our first Free & Bargain Book event of 2017!

Load up your Kindle with more than 125 free and 99¢ book deals in a wide variety of genres!

Details: For three days beginning Friday, March 31st and running through Sunday, April 2nd, visit our event website to nab a whack load of free and 99¢ Kindle ebooks by our indie author members.

That’s it! No RSVP, no obligation, and best of all, no need to put on pants!* Some books will be offered all three days, but there are many one day only freebies, so make sure to check the site each day!

*Pants are only optional if you are browsing our event from the comfort of your home. SIAFBB is not responsible for pantsless readers wandering aimlessly in public spaces.

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Featuring Children, Tweens & YA Authors

Are you a Children’s Author?

Do you write for tweens?

What about Young Adults?

I am paying it forward in 2017 by featuring authors on my blog.

Sign up for me to feature you on the Feature Calendar page!feature-md

Occasionally, there will be bonus material, giveaways, reviews and more!

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American Book Awards Program

From the website of – Before Columbus Foundation

The American Book Awards Program is not associated with any industry group or trade organization. The American Book Awards offer no cash prize nor do they require any financial commitments from the authors or their publishers. The Award winners are nominated and selected by a panel of writers, editors, and publishers who also represent the diversity of American literary culture.

Submissions

There are no application forms, fees, or any other restrictions for submissions, nominations, or recommendations to the panel. The book is what matters, not the procedure. The only requirement is that two copies of the book must be mailed to the Before Columbus Foundation by December 31st for consideration for the following year’s Awards. Anyone may make a submission (it does not have to be the publisher). There is no limit on the number of titles that may be submitted. All genres are accepted (including anthologies, children’s books, and multimedia). You may include reviews, publicity, or other informational material with your submission if you wish.

American Book Awards
Before Columbus Foundation 

The Raymond House
655-13th Street, Suite 302
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 268-9775
beforecolumbusfoundation@gmail.com

For more information visit – http://www.beforecolumbusfoundation.com/american-book-awards/

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Wanted – Old Books

Wanted Poster1Was your book published prior to January 1, 2012?

If so, how are the sales for this book?

If it is not doing so well, “Relaunch” it.

In 2015, I will be creating an online magazine that will bring older books to the attention of new readers.

The magazine will be released quarterly:

March, June, September, and December.

This is a FREE magazine.  I will be able to keep it free because I will be selling advertisement space.

 

I am still working out many things to get this magazine off the ground.

If you are interested in showcasing your book in the March 2015 issue, please visit

http://www.cynharris.com/magazine.html

to fill out the information request form

As things get worked out—like a name for the magazine, etc. – I will announce them here on this blog.

 

 

 

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Something New For 2015

I have been busy with work, the farm, writing, the grandkids, and all the crafts that I like to do.

This year I have spent time spotlighting authors for Virtual Book Tours.

In 2015, I want to do something new.  I want to take a look at books that no one has seen for a while.

Did you publish a book prior to January 1, 2012?

If so, how is it doing?   Not too many, if any sales these days.

No one wants to buy it.  No one sees it.  It is no longer on the bookshelves.  It is not high on Amazon’s list.

In 2015, I will be creating an online magazine that showcases older books.  This will be a FREE service to authors, promoting your older work.

How can I offer a FREE service like this?

With your help, by spreading the word and me offering “advertising space” in the magazine.

The magazine will be quarterly – March, June, September, December.  It could grow to bi-monthly or even monthly depending on how many books are sent in.

What else will be in the magazine?

  • Book promotion hacks/tips
  • Book marketing hacks/tips
  • Articles pertaining to writing
  • Author Interviews
  • Advertisements
  • And so much more

If this is something you are interested in download the form below, fill it out, and send it to me at

cyannris@gmail.com

Subject Line: 2015 Book Re-Launch Magazine  (no this is not the name of the magazine)

Download

2015 Magazine  or visit my web site

www.cynharris.com/magazine.html

and fill out the online form

 

 

 

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Cry Wolf by Sophie Avett


Cry Wolf
A New Gotham Fairy Tale
Sophie Avett

Genre: Dark Fantasy Romance (MM/New Adult)

Publisher: Skeleton Key Publishing
Date of Publication:  May 1, 2014

Number of pages: est. 22 pages
Word Count:  est. 10, 000

Cover Artist: Elaina, For the Muse Design

Amazon   BN   ARe    Kobo    Smashwords

Book Description:

There’s a wild animal on the loose in the black forests surrounding New Gotham…

Not that anyone cares.

Well, Peter doesn’t care.

Peter Ume is more interested in finding a way to alleviate the skull-numbing boredom of a city wide shut down. So far his ideas for excitement hover between stealing an unwary idiot’s underwear (soul works, too), setting someone’s eyebrows on fire, or stabbing the next person he meets in the eye with a hot French fry.

It turns out, he’ll be able to save assault and theft for a rainy day. As luck would have it, this naughty kitsune is about to meet the big bad wolf.

And man, is the wolf in for a surprise…

Warning: This story can be read as a standalone, but you will want to smack Sophie for it. (Or so the ravens have said.) So, do keep in mind that there is a part two. (And it will be a freebie. Sophie’s Pixies will carrier pigeon everyone more information soon.)

About a Sophie Avett Sinister Stitches Tour
Who? – I’m Sophie Avett. I write dark fantasy books. And I try to keep things interesting when it comes to marketing. Roxanne the Fabulous, from Bewitching Book Tours, is totally in charge of organizing this tour. I mostly just provide the content. As I mentioned, I’m the kind of author who likes to do things a little different when it comes to guest posts and articles. Mainly, I prefer to do interactive world-building pieces. The most of successful of these has been my Sinister Stitches interviews.

What? – What are Sinister Stiches Interviews?

Many authors are invited to fill out dress-fitting questionnaires, similar to the form one might fill out at an upscale boutique and/or tailor’s establishment. But here’s the thing…They have to fill it out as one of their characters. Last time, we did the women. This time, we’re going to check out some heroes! Yep. We’re getting up close and personal with some your favorite boys and giving them a makeover!

Each post includes saucy commentary from one of the Witches-Who-Stitch and beautiful photographs of each heroine modeling the completed dresses!

Who are your accomplices? Depends, really. I have worked with several bestselling authors and award warning authors, but I’ve also worked with midlist, and even, “fresh to publishing” newbies. I try not to limit myself, but it really does depend on whether or not an author can get the interview to me in time for posting.

How does this work? – Basically, Sophie sends out interviews and invitations to all sorts of authors. When she receives the completed interview back, she writes the “results” portion and finds royalty stock images to match. Some of these images are edited to ensure they match whatever the witches have “created” created for the character. After I get all of this done, interviews are proofread, and then, I fashion an html code document for bloggers. These html templates are then sent to Roxanne the Fabulous for distribution to different vendors.

Some Things to Keep in Mind – This type of tour usually ends with a contest. It is usually Sinister Stitches related. Last time, I gave away a dress and a few other things. I try to keep Gothic Shop (my favorite vendor) appraised of what contests I have coming up, so we can find the niftiest trinket for readers.  All of the details of my last giveaway can be found here: http://sophieavett.weebly.com/tour-and-contestgiveaway-info.html

Will the Interview Be Posted Anywhere Else? – Yes. Granted I write original material for every tour, but the interview will eventually be posted to my online portfolio, and will probably be released as a Bewitching Book Tour Magazine feature.

About the Author:

Sophie Avett is kind of a nerd. Like not even one of the cute, hip ones everyone brags about nowadays. More like the socially awkward hippie who eats way too much bread and dreams about being a dragon from behind towers of mythology books. Um…yeah. Picture old, tattered paperbacks and comic books–mostly Batman and Wonder Woman–dwarfing a tiny desk, with just barely enough room for the troll who writes there and the 70 pound hell-hound that insists on laying it’s wet nose on top of her bare foot.

Granted not the most exciting existence, but she tries to make up for it by writing romances populated with her own peculiar ilk of paranormal beasties.  Trolls, wyverns, the obscure Nordic brownie–she likes to keep things interesting. And bloody. (And mostly naked–but, we’ll keep that bit between us.)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SophieAvett

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7779293.Sophie_Avett

Sinister Stitches Boutique Blog:
http://sophieavettsinisterstitches.blogspot.com/

Newsletter Post-Its, the Blog:
http://sophieavett.weebly.com/post-its-the-blog.html

Brimstone Pub, the Blog:
http://thebrimstonepub.com/

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