Friday, July 15, 2016

Very Good Advice Regarding Promoting Pre-Orders Of Your Books

Since I am heavily into editing LANE CHANGES via CreateSpace (I always find something small I have to fix) I took a break and "Liked" Smashwords on Facebook. A few posts down was this link on pre-orders. I realized, THIS IS ME! The second book will be out this fall and as I've been obsessing over book one, I realize I need to spread the love.

I need to buckle down and write a blurb for Book Two, LANE DIVIDES.
I found a great cover designer online and need to pick his brain about the cover for book two.
I need to go to all my media outlets and set up the info for LANE DIVIDES.

I'm excited! I have two beta readers reading LANE DIVIDES now, have contacted my editor who has time to read it so...look for Book Two in the fall. I'm hoping it'll be up by October as having two children in high school marching band will take up most of my weekends until November!

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

IWSG: My Book Is Out There (Runs and Hides)

Insecure Writer's Support Group is a group of writers who post their thoughts the first Wednesday of every month and try to visit at least 10 new blogs and leave comments and support for their fellow authors! You can check out the webpage here.

So, LANE CHANGES is out for the public to read, enjoy, dislike, or whatever they feel like doing with my story. What is weird is I've told certain people I don't see everyday but I haven't told my family directly (parents, sister etc) and I think it's because I am waiting for more reviews to come in. I have one five star which is amazing, but getting a better view of what others think is something I'd love to see. I've asked people to read and leave reviews but those messages on FB pages, BlogPosts, Twitter get lost because so many people post right after me. Finally, a friend on Instagram found two people who wanted to read and review and so they are.

A fellow author told me besides SMASHWORDS there is Draft2Digital who helps get your ebook out there among some other sites SMASHWORDS doesn't. So, now it's out on sites I didn't even know existed! I'm excited, hesitant, scared and happy all at once.

If you are interested in  Young Adult Romance/Mystery, then you can get it free through July from Smashwords or 99cents from the sites listed at the bottom of this post.

I also made a webpage on Wix which was extremely easy! Definitely more user friendly than Wordpress.

LANE CHANGES--back blurb:

Amar: to love
That's what I associated with Rob Holland, the newest student at Naylorville High who somehow has the power to make me blush, stammer and trip all at once.

Molestar: to annoy
That should be Sam Seeley's middle name. Since seventh grade he has annoyed me to the point where I should earn a gold medal for ignoring him.

Matar: to kill
This is what I want to do to the person putting black origami roses in my locker, writing hateful notes, rude emails and texts and throwing a rock at my bedroom window.

Nadar: to swim
My one talent. A college scholarship I desperately need. Something I never thought I wouldn't be able to do until an "accident" cuts my swim season short.

Aprender: to learn

I have a lot to learn. About Rob and how emotionally stunted a person can be. About Sam and how his life isn't better than anyone else's. About how one friend's mental illness can have lasting effects. About love. About myself...Lane Meyers.

Available from the following:

iBooks: Lane Changes

Friday, July 1, 2016

LANE CHANES *FREE* For month of July!

Smashwords has a free ebook month over July, for those of us who are vacation and want to read some good books! I am participating in their promotion so "Lane Changes" is free on Smashwords! You can buy it, then put in the coupon code it generates, to get it for free! See Lane Changes Book 1-Free to download it!

On Amazon, I have elected to not participate in the KDP Select, meaning I can't offer it for free. I'd like to, as I am not in this for the money. So, I am charging the least amount that I can which is 99 cents. You can buy Lane Changes Book 1-Free via Amazon.

I hope you'll read it either way.

If you are interested in leaving a review, please do! On either site! I have one (5 STARS!) already on Amazon, which was very exciting to discover when I was on vacation this week :-)

Thank you!