99 Cent Sale

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Don’t miss out on the discounted price until 23 April, 2014.

Episode One – Free

Amazon: http://mybook.to/stagesone
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/392507
Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-au/books/Stages-Episode-One

Episode Two through Four only 99 cents

Amazon: http://mybook.to/stagestwo
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/392516
Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/books/Stages-Episode-Two

Writing a Review

Writing a Review • book reviews by answering 10 simple question • from gretelpark.com

I admit, I’m not very good at writing reviews. I open up the window in Amazon or Goodreads and I don’t know what to write.

Here are a series of questions that might help me (and maybe you) write a review about a book I loved.

  • Did the characters and situations they found themselves in seem realistic?
  • Did you feel you were given the right amount of information about the characters, places, and events in the book to become immersed in the story? If not, did you not get enough or did the story get bogged down with a lot of unneeded, extraneous detail?
  • How did the book make you feel? Did you laugh or cry? Did it make you think and, if so, about what?
  • Did the book have a theme or message?
  • Can you picture this being a book that a person with particular tastes or life experiences would especially like or not like (even if your reaction was the opposite)?
  • If the story takes place somewhere in the world you’ve never been (or even a fictional world), is this somewhere you’d like to experience?
  • Is there anything you learned? Did you glean a new insight into the human condition from the book’s characters and their experience?
  • Were there descriptions or lines the author used that struck you as especially good, bad, or clichéd?
  • If the author uses humor, how is it done? Is the book mostly humorous or does the author use humor as a way to lighten what would be be very dark or serious without it?
  • What sets this book apart from others you’ve read? Is there something unique or different in this story or the way it is told? Was that uniqueness a positive or negative for you?

 

[review questions from Indies Unlimited • photo – Edmund Charles Tarbell (American artist, 1862–1938) Reading by a Window 1903]

Become a Partner

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My career as an author has only just begun. I have only been in the publishing business for a little over a month. During that time, my sales have been small but steady. Statistics show it’s a good sign that my trajectory will continue to grow and perhaps even breakout into huge success.

What if you could be a part of that? Imagine if you’d hooked up with EL James when she began self-publishing, where would you be now?

I’m giving you the opportunity to become my partner and get in at the beginning. I’m inviting you to become an affiliate with Smashwords and earn 11% on the net price of each of my books. It might not seem like a lot to start with, but you don’t have to do anything much and it applies to the life of the books, long after I’m dead and gone.

All you need to do is link to my books using your special code. The link can be on your blog, Twitter, Facebook, Google+, a forum — anywhere. Each time someone finds my* books through your link and buys them, you get a cut.

[*it’s not just my books, it’s any book you want to recommend]

You can also sign up with Amazon as an associate and get funds for clicks as well as purchases. I’m a bit hazy on how it works, but I do know I regularly get $10 gift cards from them for something I’m doing (I think it’s my Amazon store on head-heart-health.com).

It’s a WIN-WIN situation. Your links bring me exposure and in return, you take a cut of the profit. In essence, I’m paying you for marketing — and I’d much rather pay my friends than strangers.

Check it out:
 Smashwords Affiliate
 Amazon Associate 

 

 

Going into Print

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I’ve been working with Create Space to publish a paperback version of StagesEpisode One. I don’t know if I’ll sell them separately or not, I might end up just publishing all six books in one paperback omnibus.

The reason I’m going through the process is because it’s the easiest way for me to learn. I can make all my mistakes on this one, and fix them up for the next one.

There is something enormously satisfying about seeing a real book cover. If nothing else, I think I’ll buy one of each for my own bookshelf.

Stages | Episode One Launches Today

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Please make welcome into the world my first baby — the first episode of the Stages series for FREE. It’s all very well to want to get your work out there, but when it comes down to it, it’s very nerve-wracking. What if everyone hates it? (and me?)

No matter, I’m committed now, so please enjoy the book and share it with all of your friends.

If you like the story, would you please be kind enough to leave an honest review either at Amazon or Smashwords or Goodreads. And if you find a typo, please let me know.

So … here we go … enjoy!

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Welcome

cropped-website-header-2.jpgWelcome to my new website where all my self-published books will be published. Currently I’m half-way through the second installment of Stagesa loosely based and highly embellished account of some of the experiences of my life. Sophie works in theatre, struggles with an eating disorder and her self image, and sets off on a journey of transformation which takes her to places she never imagined. I’m working towards having Episode One and Two available on 1 January 2014.

If you want to be the first to read Episode One for free, click through to the HOME PAGE and subscribe to the email list.