My first promotion beginning Thursday, July 17th. For one week our author, Min Edwards (who is actually me), will have her novel, Stone Bay, on sale for $0.99. This promotion is in celebration of the sales she’s gotten, the reviews readers have kindly left on her product page at Amazon, and the successful book signing and talk on July 15th at the Lubec Memorial Library. People came, they asked questions, they were interested! And even men asked questions! I’m was so impressed, bless their hearts.
I shared the stage with two sisters, Judy Hupp and Brenda Norris, who write as Sadie and Sophie Cuffe… with a blog ‘Off the Cuffe’ and multiple books published by a small press in California. They are lovely ladies and the juxtaposition of agented and traditionally published authors and me, an indie-published author and owner of my own publishing house, was truly entertaining. I think we learned a lot from each other. And I hope we brought the audience into the 21st century of publishing.
I’m a bit nervous about the countdown promotion actually. I’ve gotten some nice reviews but I’ve heard that the cheaper the book, the more likely it will be to get bad reviews. Oh, well. What it is, it is. I’ll just not read any reviews less than 3 stars. Although I think the book is pretty good after the agony of just having it line-edited and proofed, then realizing that it wasn’t enough, and going back after the book had been up at Amazon for a few months, and getting a Developmental Editor to give it a look… then of course another proof, then a few more errors that a reader found (word usage, not actual typos), then a new version uploaded to Amazon as well as a print version. And I’ve sold some copies of those too!!!
So, now I’m a publisher and my alter-ego, Min Edwards, is an author. And, boy howdy, does that feel good. Go to this link http://minedwards.com/minblog/?p=43 and read an excerpt from my newest work in progress, Stone Fall, Book 3 in the High Tide Suspense series. Enjoy!