I’ve never done this before, but I’m giving it a try — putting Rock Star’s Heart on sale at 99¢ for the weekend (July 27 to 30).
No, I don’t think that books should be valued at less than a dollar (for comparison, the average price of a cup of coffee is $2.70*), but for a short sale, we can do this thing. Consider it my treat to readers who haven’t yet picked up Rock Star’s Heart, and a practice run for me to see how a sale works out.
If you haven’t read it yet, grab your copy now:
♥ Amazon — http://bit.ly/rshAmazon
♥ iBooks — http://bit.ly/rshApple
♥ B&N — http://bit.ly/rshBandN
♥ Kobo — http://bit.ly/rshKobo
♥ Google Play — http://bit.ly/rshGooglePlay
One of the greatest treats of being an author, for me, is when a new box of paperback copies arrives. Many of them are already earmarked at the time of ordering, of course, but I always add a few extras to the box so I can do something nice with them. My latest box just arrived, and I want to give someone a signed paperback.
a Rafflecopter giveaway
You don’t have to purchase anything to enter. If you’re already following me on BookBub or you’ve subscribed to my newsletter, then you’ve got entries waiting for you (just hit up the Rafflecopter and let me know who you are). And if you’re not following me or subscribed yet, you can do it in a click or two. BookBub is a fabulous book social platform, and I’m not at all spammy with my newsletter, I promise.
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The trade paperback edition of Rock Star’s Heart is 5.5″ x 8.5″ (13.97 cm x 21.59 cm), 304 pages printed on creme paper, and has a lovely almost-blank page technically known as the bastard title which is rather perfect for signing. I’d love to write YOUR name on it.
Open internationally. This giveaway is hosted by me, Kella Campbell, and the prize and shipping are provided by me. Once the winner is announced, that person will have seven days to respond with a mailing address which can accept parcels. If there is no response, the entry is deemed invalid (i.e., the winner is not still following/subscribed or the shared graphic cannot be found), or an appropriate mailing address is not provided to me within seven days, a new winner will be selected.
Excerpt on Tumblr: [work in progress — Crys meets a rock star]
I recently started playing with Tumblr, mostly to follow a few people whose posts I find interesting, and I discovered something: not only is it the perfect way to post work-in-progress clips, but also… there’s something about posting an excerpt out there in public that focuses the mind to good effect.
Moments after posting my first snippet (a favourite bit that I’d slaved over for ages), I spotted two egregious adverbs — you know I’m a defender of adverbs when appropriate, I don’t advocate killing them all, but these two were bad — “realized” twice in two lines, and one pointless tell that could easily be inferred without being said. (No, you won’t see them, because I fixed them right away.)
So I think I’ll keep doing this with both favourite bits and troublesome bits. It somehow helps me see them differently.