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Giveaways, Freebies, & Other Fantastic Things

I’ve been learning all kinds of incredible things from Rebecca Hamilton at OTOH Books, guys! I am boldly exploring new frontiers in marketing and other things on the business side of writing. I’m re-launching Author Promo Network, as well. I made a post about that on Facebook today, but it probably wouldn’t hurt to make one on the actual APN blog.

ANYWAY…back to the point of this post.

I’m super excited to be running some giveaways, and my Street Team is where the BEST giveaway action is. My team gets access to exclusive giveaways and freebies no one else gets.

Join the Fiction Freebies group on Facebook for regular updates on active author giveaways! I’m not the only author in the group. We’re constantly adding new authors who can share giveaways you can enter! The giveaways are all no purchase necessary.

My Current Giveaways:

NaNoWriMo 2017 | Day 1

You can check out one of my favorite NaNoWriMo tools from Writer’s Digest at the link below!

Free Shipping on $25

Honing Your Horror Workshop: Part 2


Win $2,000 In Author Services!

Enter HERE. I sure did! Good luck, everyone!

PSA for Readers

Do you love an author who hasn’t hit the bestseller lists yet? Want them to be successful? YOU CAN HELP.

I know you’re sitting in your chair at home, frowning at me, wondering what you can possibly do to help out that author you love. Whether they’re traditionally published or independently published, authors need reviews to survive in this business, much less succeed. If you’re going to take the time to read their work, why not take a couple of minutes to let them know what you thought about it?

Honest, constructive reviews are necessary for authors’ survival these days. Ratings determine your author ranking, and ultimately how many people have the opportunity to discover your book. People who haven’t “hit it big” in the writing business can’t really afford to put ads for their books in front of millions of people the way bigger publishing houses and bestseller list authors can. If they’re anything like me, they can’t afford to pay for ads at all. So, your reviews are extremely important for authors, but especially those who haven’t “hit the big time” yet.

Your voice matters, and you can be the voice that helps amazing new authors get discovered by a broader audience than they could ever hope to reach without you. If you love to read, I implore you to review the books you read because the authors need your voice to be heard for theirs to be heard. Readers completely dictate the writing industry. We do what we do FOR YOU.

So, if you love a new, as yet undiscovered author, please review their work everywhere you possibly can. Tell the industry what you want to see more of. Not only do you get to see more of what you want when you take the time to write reviews, when that undiscovered author you love hits the bestseller list, you can tell everyone around you, “I TOLD YOU SO! I loved them before they were big. Don’t believe me? Check the dates on my reviews. I told the entire world this would how awesome this author is. Nice of the rest of you to catch up with me!”

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