A while back I put out a call to authors to be included in a Holiday Book Gift Guide that I was creating.
WOW! What a turn out.
I really did not expect too many to participate, but am so happy they did.
You can view the Holiday Book Gift Guide here:
Be sure to take some time to visit all the authors who participated. Some have special sales going on until December 31. Others are offering free chapter samples and others, if you sign up for their newsletter, will give a free copy of one of their books.
I ask everyone who is reading this post to please share on your social media sites.
Note-authors were NOT charged a fee to participate in the gift guide. This was FREE for all who participated. And if everyone promotes this guide, the cross-promotion has a huge wide potential.
Hop on over to my Page “Holiday Magazine” and see the information I need if you wish to have your book(s) listed in the 2017 Holiday Gift Magazine I will be sending to all my newsletter subscribers.
If you participate by having your book(s) in the magazine, I will give you a pdf file of the magazine to share with your newsletter subscribers.
This is a great way to promote your book(s) FREE of charge…well, you will need to spend a little bit of time getting me the information for the magazine then sending it out to your readers.
The more that participate the more circulation your books will have!
And, I will feature a book a day on this blog throughout the Holiday Season!
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.
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!
Occasionally, there will be bonus material, giveaways, reviews and more!
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.
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.
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You might have noticed these past few days that the books are all about the holidays or takes place during the holidays. That is because I am featuring this type of book during the holidays (up to January 6).
If you comment on each blog, I will enter your name into a drawing for a $25 Amazon Gift Card. You will get one entry per day/blog, so comment each day and you will get multiple entries. You can go back to November 29 (beginning of the Holiday Blog Series) to comment for entry participation.
Two drawings will take place one on December 18 and one on January 7. (**Those who have already commented on the past Holiday blogs will be entered into the drawing**)
Also, you may get a Bonus at the end of a blog or two. But, in order to know if there is a “Bonus” you must visit this blog site every day and read the blogs to get the “Bonus.”
I also encourage you to take a moment or two to check out the author of the day blog site or website.
If you look at the books on the purchase pages, even if you do not purchase, read the reviews and mark “YES” if they were helpful. This helps to push the book up in the ranks on Amazon.
Happy Holidays and May You take some Time for Yourself to Relax!
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
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.
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?
If this is something you are interested in download the form below, fill it out, and send it to me at
Subject Line: 2015 Book Re-Launch Magazine (no this is not the name of the magazine)
2015 Magazine or visit my web site
and fill out the online form
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