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The Case of the Disappearing Reviews (on Amazon)

They say that independent reader reviews are important to Authors. That’s a reasonable statement and one I have always accepted as true.

I often read reviews, but it doesn’t always determine whether I actually purchase a book or not. This really only happens on Amazon, because when I walk into a bookstore, I purchase books for different reasons. Maybe it’s the cover; often it’s the blurb on the back; rarely it has to do with publishers hype and it’s almost never is based on the book’s reviews.

Buying from Amazon requires a different approach than buying from a bookstore. Amazon publishes (and sells) hundreds and thousands of books by Indie Authors and the only way to identify a good story is to read some of the reviews, often a good story will shine above the rest because of the nice things their readers say (but not always).

This doesn’t always work because you can’t base your purchases on another person’s tastebuds.

Recently Amazon decided to remove some of its Authors reviews. There has been a lot of talk about why this happened but no one seems to know for sure. They did update their review posting guidelines but there doesn’t seem to be anything in the new guidelines to justify removing the old reviews.

Basically, you can’t pay a person for a review (among other things). This doesn’t include giving away a copy of your book to a reviewer because this is how the big boys work – sending out review copies of books to readers and bookstores to gain reviews and establish a prepared market ready for release day.

When I took my book into a local bookstore they asked for a ‘free’ review copy, in fact they expected it and demanded it. I originally purchased five books for this purpose and passed them around locally so I was happy to offer them one of these copies. Every time I ask a store to stock my book, they ask for a review copy. It seems to be the accepted norm with in the publishing industry.

Now, this is all fine and dandy but when Amazon reviewed their policy and removed the offending reviews, they took away over half of the reviews that had been posted on the Amazon page for Tomorrows Child!

I imagine a computer program did the work because I doubt that Amazon has the staff to read each offending review. Unless they have employed 1-million literate Lemmings to censer book reviews.

I assume they did this to all authors but I could be wrong, perhaps they just targeted indie authors. When the Lemmings went to work, they left me with three reviews! When they censored the reviews of EL James – Fifty Shades of Grey, they could have taken away 10,000 reviews (who really knows) but that still left her with over 13,000 reviews! (based on the +50% reduction rule they used for my book!)

I still don’t know why my reviews were removed and they didn’t appear to have broken any review laws… but who knows. Only Amazon and the Lemmings can tell us what really happened.

Anyway, I have decided to publish a review page – A central place to store my reviews should Amazon decide to remove the remaining three!

Reviewers go to a lot of trouble to write and post a review. They read your book, take notes, write thoughtful reviews and then go online and post them – usually on multiple sites. This is time consuming and even if I do give them a free copy of my eBook – they will earn themselves a whopping $2.99 (in virtual products). (I am sure we have many, very rich reviewers out there!)

Indie Authors need reader support so if you still want to leave reviews for Authors you love, please do. Post the review on Amazon and any of the other sites that promote the work of Indie Authors.

If you’d like to write a review for Tomorrows Child, post it on Amazon or Goodreads or wherever you purchased my book, but I would be most grateful if you also send the review to me so I can post it here on my website.

See the Review Page for Tomorrows Child

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To be or not to be… a real author!

It’s 5am and I have just sent my 11-year-old son off to camp. Each year the school takes the Grade 7 students to the Gold Coast for a week. I probably shouldn’t be worried – he is smart, independent and brave, but it’s the first time he has been away from the family for more than a day or two and his first time in a big city – so I am a little worried.

But I guess I am worried about all of them – 30 country kids in the big smoke! As if a visit to Brisbane and the Gold Coast isn’t amazing enough, the V8 Supercars is on this weekend on the Gold Coast and about 200,000+ extra people will attend.

I can’t imagine 200,000 extra people on the Gold Coast; in fact, I can’t really imagine 200,000 people anywhere. Last weekend our school celebrated 100 years and about 1000 people showed up for the Centenary event – this I can imagine. Actually, 1000 people together in a hall is not all that difficult to imagine because people gather in groups this size every day.

Still, living in a country town means that things are small – groups of people, schools, traffic jams (??), waiting lines… everything is small and compact.

And this brings me to books, in particular eBooks -small, compact and portable!

Recently, I setup a stall at a local festival, signed copies of my book and gave away eBooks. It was pretty successful and lots of fun but one person commented about the value of eBooks and the validity of Authors who publish them.

I can’t offer an exact quote, but he said something about not being a ‘real author’ one book doesn’t make a person successful and publishing eBooks doesn’t really mean you’re an author.

At the time, I didn’t know what to say and while I was paused in shock… he said that if I ever publish a second book (that achieved good sales), it would establish me as an ‘Author’ and he might consider reading the first one. Personally, I don’t care what he reads or what he thinks but it got me thinking about ‘Real Authors’ and the validity of eBooks and publishing through Amazon and Smashwords.

So what is an Author – according to the dictionary an author is someone who writes a book or other text, literary work, article or report; a creator of something; a person responsible for the final form of a book, report or text.

Interestingly, in the definition of an Author there is no mention of actually publishing the written work – simply the act of writing makes you an author!

If this is the case than I have been an author for years – having written and published dozens of reports and hundreds of articles, quite a few booklets and several newsletters, but I didn’t consider myself to be an author until I had actually published my book.

EBooks may still be considered to be the poorer cousin of ‘real books’ but anyone who sells eBooks via Amazon (or any other outlet) knows that eBooks outsell paperbacks by about 100 to 1. Even for ‘not real authors’  like myself, this is true.

The truth is that eBooks are amazing – they have created an opportunity for anyone with stamina, patience and desire to ‘publish’ and after publishing an eBook, I bet most people would consider themselves a ‘real author’ regardless of whether the book is good or not!

Success is an entirely different matter. I felt I had achieved success when the manuscript was finished. I mean who is going to say that writing 100,000+ words isn’t an amazing achievement. Oh that’s right – that feller at the markets!

Success is personal and measurable by your own goals and expectations. If my goal was to write the next Harry Potter Series, draw in millions of fans like the Twilight Series or create the hype of Fifty Shades of Grey, than I would have fallen well short of the mark but this was never my goal or my expectation.

Success could be measured by book sales but selling one book to a complete stranger was enough to create a feeling of success and achievement (I guess I am easily pleased!). So while some stranger may not consider me or other indie authors who publish eBooks to be ‘real authors’ or even successful, I would have to disagree.

Gothic Angel Book Reviews

This will be a short post because for some reason wordpress just lost the beautiful post I prepared to thank Keren. I try again tomorrow. But I just wanted to let you know that Keren at Gothic Angel Book Reviews has put together an amazing post in support of our blog tour.

Check out the details at Gothic Angel Book Reviews

I will fix this tomorrow and make it all pretty and thank Keren again!

Interview with Grace from Paradox The Angels Are Here

This interview was first posted on Julie Crane’s Blog

Let me start out by saying that Patti Roberts is one of my favorite young adult authors. Not only is she a phenomenal writer, she is truly a giving person. She is always friendly and willing to lend a helping hand. I’m not sure how I stumbled across the first book in her series, but I’m glad I did. I fell in love with Patti’s writing and her characters. The below interview takes place with one of the main characters from the Paradox series at the age of 14. In book two—which I just finished—Grace is now 16, and I am anxiously awaiting the third book.

If you would like to check out Paradox Patti is one authors of First 5 Chapters – Volume 1.

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6 Authors - 5 Chapters

This ebook will give you the opportunity to discover & read the first 5 chapters from 6 up & coming new Authors in the very popular YA – Fantasy – Paranormal genre. Amazon Only .99 or Smashwords Free!

Good morning Grace, it a pleasure to have you with us today

Thank you, it is nice to be here.

 We know it’s been difficult for you and your mother Kate, since your father died. How are things going now? Is Kate eating and sleeping normally? 

Oh mum is fine now, we both are.  At first I wasn’t sure if either of us was going to make it – or if we even wanted too.  I was so young, eleven, and I felt so lost without my dad.  But with the help of my amazing friends Josh and Angela, life has been, well different, but good.  And I never thought I would be able to say that.  I know that mum  is really grateful that Wade has been here  – for the both of us.  He is like a surrogate dad.  My dad would really have liked him.  When I was little, I used to close my eyes and pretend that my dad was still there.  That Wade was my dad.

 

Angela has become your best friend and you admit she is a bit odd. Have you ever talked to her about her strange behaviour? And do you ever feel frustrated by the things she says? 

 At first I did – not that I had any friends to compare her with!  Other than Patrick who died so young, Angela was my first real friend.  Then of course Josh came along… He had a huge crush on Angela – he still does!  I was never frustrated by Angela.  Surprised, yes – often!  Angela has this special way about her that makes it impossible for me not to want to be around her.  And Josh, well he is just like a brother.

Do you think your match making efforts with Angela will ever work? 

Okay, well that is frustrating!!!  Here is this great guy who just adores her to bits and it’s like she just doesn’t get it!  I would do anything to have a boyfriend that loved me like that!

 Tell us a little more about Josh? 

Josh is adorable – I could hug him to death.  Mum calls us the three musketeers’, Angela, Josh, and I.   Josh is so great, he would make a wonderful knight in shining armour.  And he always makes me make me laugh.   Not Angela though.  But then no one can make Angela laugh…  Dad would have called her an old soul in a young body.

 Most children and many adults want a Guardian Angel or an imaginary friend. So I was shocked to learn that you sent Hope away when you needed her the most. Hope was part of your life for over three years; do you still remember her? and do you miss her?  

Hope was just a dream, an imaginary friend.  I know that now.  Mum needed me.  She used to say that I just made Hope up when I was little because I didn’t have any real friends.  Hope sure felt real at times though, and dad even used to play along.  He made us both swords when we used to play dress-ups for one of my favourite movies The Lord Of The Rings.   I would love to have a real Guardian Angel, that would be great!

 Eleven is very young to have to care for an adult when your mother should have been caring for you. We understand she was grieving, but you were so young, do you feel robbed of your childhood because of the way your mother reacted after your father died? 

 It was a sad and weird time.  I missed dad so much but I was more afraid of what would happen to me if mum died too.    I used to have such vivid dreams about losing both my parents. So just having mum there, in any condition, was good enough for me.  And then there was Wade, so…

 The visions you have are certainly intense, how much of these do you remember and can you see a connection to your current life?

At the time I have my visions or dreams – I’m really not sure what they are – but they always feel so real – like they really happened.  But I don’t think they are connected to my real life.  I read somewhere that dreams are just your mind trying to make sense of random thoughts you have throughout the day.   Maybe I just have a vivid imagination.

 What is Darwin like? I

have always wanted to visit but it seems like another world away.  Darwin is really great.  I like living here.  Not that I have ever lived anywhere else.  It will always be my home too me.  Some people don’t like the heat and the rain that much.  Well okay, it does get hot sometimes but I don’t mind, I’m used to it.  And the rain, well that can be smothering at times but I really love the thunder storms – they are kind of amazing and scary but at the same time they are powerful – energizing!  That does that sound weird?

 Wade has been very helpful and supportive. Do you think he is falling in love with your mother? 

 When I was little things like that never crossed my mind.  My mother wasn’t capable of loving anyone other than my dad.  But now, well sometimes I think it would be kind of cool.  She shouldn’t have to be alone for the rest of her life.  And sometimes Wade reminds me so much of my dad that they could be related.  Like they are brothers or something…

 Are you still a vegetarian?  

Oh yes, ever since I saw those cows being slaughtered at the abattoir I have never been able to eat red meat ever since.  It was just so horrible, and the smell…  I feel sick just thinking about it.  I really like fish though.

Thanks for talking with us today Grace,

Thank you, it has been fun.  Easiest homework ever…  Well kind of homework.  Everyone starting high school has to do these interview type assignments for the new student councilor, Miss Siena Cintra.  She is so pretty and I wished I had hair like that.

About the Author

Name Patti Roberts

Location Cairns Queensland Australia.

On any given day you can usually find me sitting at my desk in front of my laptop pounding away at the keys writing another chapter in the Paradox series. That would be a run of the mill kinda day for me!

A packet of Cruskits and a water bottle, that is now at room temperature, is sitting on the desk beside me. There is also a mass of USB cables, notepads, bills to be paid, bills to be filed a bunch of pens and a printer that is forever running out of ink. Sound familiar.

On most days I have to remind myself to eat and drink. I Should be thinner!!!

I am sure my housemates are very thankful that I still manage (usually at some ungodly hour) to bathe, brush my hair and clean my teeth.

I don’t know about you. But I am usually mortified when visitors just pop around, only to find me sitting at my desk and still in my PJ’s. I don’t even want to broach the hair situation! Did I remember to put last nights dishes away???

Now, they say to be a good writer, you must read, read, read. Then read some more…

Thankfully, due to the invention of the electronic reader (I have a kindle and love it) I get to read more these days. Correction… I have my kindle read to me! The only thing is, I have so many great books on my kindle that it is so hard to know where to start. So many choices.

A little more about me… And how you can contact me.

Born in Brisbane Qld Australia.
Grew up in Darwin in the NT.
Now living in Cairns Qld.  Where the Rainforest meets the Great Barrier Reef.

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Paradox-Series/150822348341990?sk=wall

Blog: http://theangelsarehere.wordpress.com/readers-questions-answered/

Twitter: http://twitter.com/PattiRoberts7

Thank you to all those souls that have read my book – you make my day!

PS: If you are thinking about popping a round for a coffee, that might be nice. But please give me a quick call first so I can brush my hair and smear a bit of colour across my lips.

Interview with Justice from The Fallen One – Sons of the Dark Mother

First 5 Chapters – Volume 1 Blog Tour

This post was originally posted on Ritesh Kala’s Book Reviews

Character Interview with Justice from The Fallen One – Sons of the Dark Mother By Lenore Wolfe

JUSTICE, WHO IS THE PRINCE OF FIRE

Justice was cloaked with Fae glamour at a young age to keep the world from knowing his secret. He is the Prince of Fire–one of the rare Starborne of the Jaguar People. When he and his sisters were very young, their parents became side-tracked, suddenly not paying the attention to their kids that they had been. But the kids didn’t learn why for many more years to come….

At 14, Justice is forced to shape-shift, much too young to handle such a power. After that, he becomes hunted–until he becomes the hunter.

They learn that the ancient vamp, Constantine, is the one hunting them. He wants control of all the humans think they control. He wants the humans period. And he wants the Jaguar People, the ancient vamps and Fae armies brought to his feet–to heed his rule. Most of all, he most certainly does NOT want to follow the laws of ancient vamps–the ones who were NOT turned–but learned how to live once more–through the intake of life giving blood.

Constantine has learned to rule through the fighting–and the winning–of many battles. He is a legend who believes he is not bound by ancient law.

Justice and Dracon, who is the Prince of Air, the Prince of Water and the Prince of Earth, as well as the Sisters of Three, and Justice’s own sisters–along with the Alliance and Fae armies–must fight Constantine and his rogue factions of vamps to save Mother Earth from the certain destruction of Constantine’s rule.

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Ritesh: I thought it would be very cool to have Justice come over and chat with us. He was very nice and took some time out to come and talk!

Interview with Justice from 

Lenore Wolfe’s The Fallen One

Justice

Ritesh: Hi Justice! Good to have you with us today and thank you for agreeing to answer some of my questions. We humans know very little about your people and any information you give us will be extremely helpful.  I will try to not keep you away for too long from your responsibilities. So, let’s get started.

Ritesh: I’ve always wanted to ask, who is a Starborne and what can you tell us about the Jaguar People?

Justice: The Starborne are 5 ancient races of people who brought the original races to Mother Earth many thousands of years ago, when they brought the original stones and the original temples of the people. The Jaguar People were one facet of these people.

In our people there exists a prophesy of one will be born, who will be the Prince of Fire, He will be of white hair and violet eyes, and he will remember the ancient teaching that were forgotten with the fall of Atlantis.

This prophesy also says that he will unite with the Prince of Air, The Prince of Water–and the Prince of Earth to save our Mother Earth from certain destruction, when the Dragon rises up to devour her. The factions of rouge vampires, who are led by Constantine, seek to rule our Mother. Should they succeed, our people would be laid at their feet, along with the Air People and the Water People. And the Earth People, who are brothers of the Fae, would be their slaves–but the humans would become as their cattle–as food–to supply their never-ending thirst for their life blood.

Ritesh: Can you tell us about your childhood? What is the most memorable memory you have?

Justice:  During my childhood, I was cloaked with glamour and made ready to rule. I and my sisters spent our childhoods being taught the ancient way. And we spent many hours in training for war.

But during any idle time, I would always try to be around Jes. If I were to recall a memory, it would be of her laughter as she played with my sisters on a swing set at a human playground.

She was the sweet sunshine of my youth.

Ritesh: How many siblings do you have? Who is your favourite among them?

I have three sisters: Jasmine, Mia and Ophelia. And I love the three of them with all my heart and being. But I was able to spend most of my time with Jasmine, when we spent many years at a time separated after our parents disappeared. So I am probably closest to her.

Ritesh: You were forced to shape-shift at a young age of 14. Can you tell us what happened? How did you handle it?

Many times we were met by human gangs on our way to school, and I was responsible for our younger sisters. I had beat them back, time after time. But they always came back for more. And on that day, they came back with too many for me to beat down. I was slipping into the world beyond–when I felt the change.

My people are not supposed to tap such power until we reach our majority. But I had tapped into my power by touching my death.

On that day, they met their own deaths–and I met the monster inside of me, who was capable of killing….

Ritesh: Can you tell us a bit more about your world, the one we humans do not really seem to know about? Also, can you tell us about all the various beings in this world?

There is a whole world amongst the humans, and yet, the humans remain unaware. We walk among you, work with you, and even try to guide you. But the children of the Earth, the ones who are human, and not Fae, must awaken soon–and take their place beside us–or all will be lost.

The others are the races of Her Waters, the races of Her Air, and the races of Her Fire. To find us–you need only to allow yourself to remember who you are.

Ritesh: You’ve had a tough life thus far. What can you tell us about Constantine and the ancient vamps?

Constantine is an old battle vamp–who loves war. He originally commissioned the writings of your human bible–but he was buried as a Pagan. Yet, many kept secret that he yet lived. The Dark Cloth, the dark forces that hide behind the human governments, seek to control Constantine. Yet, he remains a power unto himself. He seeks only his own power and his own gain. He lives–to find those who can challenge him in battle.

Constantine lives to have war. There is not a battle he does not know–or a strategy of war he has not used personally. He fights only to win. Ruling over humans, and the rest of us is merely a secondary treat for him.

Ritesh: I hear you’re the Prince of Fire. So, what does that mean? What powers do you have? Also, can you tell me about the other princes? How was the Alliance formed?

The Alliance has existed for as long as we have been on Mother Earth. So, too,  has–the Dark. The Alliance was shattered to the corners of Mother Earth by the fall of Atlantis. But slowly, she was rebuilt. Now the many races have been working to bring all of our people back together, and we await the human race.

I have the power of fire–and my shape-shifting abilities. But we have only just brought the Princes of Mother Earth back together–we are only just learning what that means–and what powers that will bring–so stay tuned human–you might learn something yet.

Ritesh: How is the battle progressing? Tell me the truth; do I have something I should be worried about?

We have been working hard, Constantine was only a small portion of what we face as the children of Mother Earth, the Children of Atlantis. Constantine is NOT the Dark Cloth. All of her children must awaken, now! We are at the cusp of a new millennia, but we must be diligent, or all really could be lost….

You have only to worry if your race remains asleep while we battle. There is much to do–talks of which the humans should be taking part. As long as you remain oblivious to the Dark Cloth, they keep you cloaked in your ignorance.

Ritesh: Finally, one last question. How can I contact you if I want more updates about the war and to find out if all of you are fine?

You can write to lenorewolfe@gmail.com. She will know how we are all doing. Or you can simply remember who you are, and you will know yourself.

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About The Fallen One by Lenore Wolfe

An ancient race and a prophecy foretell of four dark princes, the sons of the dark mother, who will rise up with a nation of old vamps to stop the rogue factions from ruling over mankind.
Justice is the first in that prophecy, from the ancient Jaguar People. He is the Prince of Fire. Jess is one of the three sisters of the Jaguar witches who must help him to stop these factions of rogue vamps–or none of their lives will ever be the same.
To know more about the Fallen One, you can visit:
Blogs:

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About Author Lenore Wolfe

Lenore Wolfe grew up in Montana, and Alaska, and currently lives in central US. She holds a BA in Sociology, from the University of Northern Colorado, with a minor in writing, and she is student of the Shaman path.

Lenore writes dark fantasy, paranormal romance, fantasy, historical romance.

Blog Tour ~ First 5 Chapters – Volume 1

Come join us on tour and talk to your favorite characters on this three day blog tour event!! You will be able to follow the characters as they are interviewed!

On the third day, join these characters on Twitter! Ask them questions! Celebrate with them! Come join the festivities!!

Pick it up for FREE at Smashwords and take these great books for a free test drive!!   https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/140165

Calling all book bloggers!! (Blog Tour ~ 1st to 3rd April)

We are having a Blog Tour and need bloggers to sponsor the First Five Chapters and post character interviews on your blog! This book features not one but 6 great paranormal authors. We will be tweeting with these characters on the third day!!

Come join the fun!!

Come meet us at Facebook! 

Add this book at Goodreads!!

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First Five Chapters

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6 Authors - 5 Chapters

Recently, I was invited to take part in a promotional eBook publication involving six  authors.

The idea behind the book is to offer the first five chapters of our story for free to readers. This offering will give readers a taste of story and our writing style. Readers are then able to make an informed choice whether they buy our story and keep reading or if the story is not for them.

I was honoured to be included in this publication.

Volume 1 of First 5 Chapters has been released and is available for free from Smashwords and Amazon (currently listed at .99 cents but should be ‘free’ very soon).

Here is the books decription from Goodreads:

This ebook will give you the opportunity to discover & read the first 5 chapters from 6 talented new Authors in the very popular YA – Fantasy – Paranormal genre.

On behalf of all the 6 Authors featured, I hope you enjoy the read. Your reviews and feedback are warmly welcomed and appreciated.

The Authors featured in this volume.
Carolyn Hockley – Arazi Crossing
KaSonndra Leigh – When Copper Suns Fall
Patti Roberts – Paradox – The Angels Are Here
Mary Ting – Crossroads
Starr West – Tomorrows Child
Lenore Wolfe – The Fallen One

You can learn more about the authors by visiting the following links

Carolyn Hockley – Arazi Crossing
KaSonndra Leigh – When Copper Suns Fall
Patti Roberts – Paradox ~ The Angels Are Here
Mary Ting – Crossroads
Starr West – Tomorrows Child
Lenore Wolfe – The Fallen One

When you visit the Goodreads authors page be sure to become a fan and send a friend request. You cna then leave a comment and say Hi.

I’d like to thank Patti Roberts and Lenore Wolfe for all their hard work putting this eBook together and the support they give freely.

Read an eBook Week

Read an eBook Week

“Read an eBook Week” promotion between March 4-10!

This week I will be participating in ‘Read an eBook’ Week

You can download my book by visiting http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/128184

Download Code is RE100 (You must use the download code to get the Copy for Free)

While you’re at Smashwords, check out eBooks by other indie authors that have enrolled in the giveaway. The code is the same for all books enrolled in the FREE promotion. Other codes are RE25, RE50 and RE75 depending on their percentage discount. I chose 100%  so my book is free.

If you have ever wanted to read an eBook there is no better time than now!

If you don’t own an ereader device like a Kindle, ipad, Nook or Kobo you can download a reader program to read these books on your computer. It’s a bit more difficult and a lot less comfortable than using an ereader but it will give you an idea of how eBooks work.

Here are some eReaders you can download:

Mobi Pocket Reader for PC – http://www.mobipocket.com/en/DownloadSoft/ProductDetailsReader.asp

Mobi Pocket for other devices – http://www.mobipocket.com/en/DownloadSoft/default.asp?Language=EN

Kindle for Mobile Devices – http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/ref=sv_kinh_1?ie=UTF8&docId=1000493771

Kindle for PC – http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/ref=kcp_pc_mkt_lnd?docId=1000426311  (kindle uses Mobi Files)

ePub – http://www.adobe.com/products/digitaleditions/

FBReaderhttp://www.fbreader.org/

eBooks are also available as a PDF

You can read about the history of read an eBook week

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mark-coker/the-story-behind-read-an_b_487343.html

http://ebookweek.com/

I will always love paper novels, but eBooks are the future, whether we want to believe it or not. While there are some books, I just love to own and hold in my hands, there are others, I am just as happy to read as an eBook.

I like the fact that I am saving resources…

  • no paper used in production of an eBook
  • no poisonous ink
  • no books pulped when the publisher’s sales deadlines are reached (what a waste!)
  • Instant delivery
  • Cheaper to buy and no delivery costs!

I am happy to have other Authors post links to their books in the comments section below.

(Be sure to add the link to your book page so readers can find your eBook easily)

 

Competition Winners

To celebrate the release of my first book, I ran a competition on Facebook.

Congratulations to all the winners! And thank you for taking the time to enter.

The winner of the signed copy of Tomorrows Child is Kerry S from South Australia.Kerry also received an eBook copy from Smashwords.

There were three eBook winners – Belinda M from North Qld, Lynne L from Brisbane and Lacey W from North Queensland.

I promised to give away 10 ebooks so this means there are still 6 copies up for grabs.

If you would like to win an eBook copy of Tomorrows Child, just leave a comment, tweet or share my page on Facebook. Be sure to let me know and don’t forget to leave your email address so I can send you the code.

New Facebook Page

I published my Facebook Authors page today. I wasn’t going to do this just yet because I was happy to accept everyone as a friend. Which I still am, but having a page under my name allows me to run competitions and use JavaScript, which I can’t do here or on my FB friends page.

It also stops my book stuff get lost amongst all my other Facebook Activity.

Here is the link… My FACEBOOK Page

The page has links to my interview with Patty Roberts and a Release Competition which starts today.