My Latest Amazon Book Description & This Week’s #Kindle Countdown Deal


Almost six months have passed since my launch into the world of indie publishing with Desiccation. Have I enjoyed the experience? Yes and No. It has been a huge learning curve and there are things I wish I’d known before.

One tip, to those thinking of going down the same route as me, trial and error learning is all very well, but it’s best not to obsess over your Amazon stats on a daily basis if you’re not to give yourself a nervous breakdown. It’s better to focus on something less volatile and more positive, such as the amazing amount of publishing knowledge you’ve accrued along the way that you can apply to your next project and retrospectively to your first novel when you have your second one out there. But more about that over the next few months.

So here’s my latest book description for Desiccation. This is the one I’ll keep (“Phew, at long last,” I hear you all say!).


Janet Beckett is a science scholarship girl who believes there’s a rational explanation for all paranormal phenomena.
There is, if you happen to meet a know-it-all hippie pixie who lives in a dimensional transcendental toadstool.

Samantha Hamilton-Brown thinks she’s Queen of the Universe and can do as she pleases in her role as new head girl of Toffdene boarding school.
She can, until aliens cut her reign short and screw with the minds of almost every student and teacher in the establishment.

Joe Buckell is leader of a delinquent mod gang and fancies getting his end away with some hoity-toity daughters of the élite.
He does, but not in the way he hopes.

When desiccation threatens, you’ll do anything to survive.


This week there’s a Kindle Countdown Deal that runs from today until 27th May, with Desiccation for sale on Amazon (UK) and Amazon (US) at the discounted price of £0.99 and $1.43 respectively.

I’m always a bit shy in coming forward, but I’ve got to learn the art of more proactive marketing. What’s the saying, “If you don’t ask you don’t get”? Or “What is there to lose? The worst that can happen is for people to say no”.

So here goes…

  • If you haven’t already read my book, please buy the Kindle version of my book while it’s going cheap. 
  • If you have already read my book and enjoyed it, please tell your friends about my Countdown Deal.
  • Please, everyone, share about my Countdown Deal on social media.

Thank you 🙂


Author: Sarah Potter Writes

Sarah is a British eccentric who writes offbeat fiction, haiku and tanka poetry. When stuck for words, she sketches or paints instead. She's into nature conservation, sustainability, gardening, dogs, natural health, and reading. Her sociability is something that happens in short bursts with long breathing spaces in between.

16 thoughts on “My Latest Amazon Book Description & This Week’s #Kindle Countdown Deal”

  1. the Indie authors I see doing well, and there are a few, are very present and very active on social media. Because most of us have the attention span of a flea these days, we need constant reminders of someone’s presence.

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    1. That’s an interesting point about social media and people’s short attention spans. In your opinion, Joss, which social media platform do you think successful Indie authors use the most? I was tweeting regularly but found it wasn’t making any noticeable impact on my sales. My biggest sales have come from blogging and building up relationships with people in the WordPress community. Maybe I just don’t tweet the right things. Someone suggested that I tried Pinterest. The trouble is that I have an exceedingly long attention span which means that I can’t get into the mindset of those who don’t!


  2. Sarah, your wealth of publishing knowledge is of great value for your future publications and to all of us as you share so generously all you’ve learned. Love the new description, and as you know, I thoroughly enjoyed reading your book 🙂 Sharing! Hope you have a lovely weekend my friend 🙂 xxxx

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    1. Thank you, Sherri. I’m really pleased you love the new description. And also thank you for sharing. Much appreciated. Hope you’re having a lovely weekend, too, my friend. The sun is coming out here, which I wasn’t expecting 🙂 xxxx


  3. I hope you will sell a million copies! I got your book for Kindle Sarah! I will finally begin to read it. I’m so behind. You are so brave! I can’t even begin to think of publishing! I’m still dabbling with my short stories! Hope you will pop over soon ( time permitting).

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    1. Oh that I could sell a million copies! Even a 10th of that would do. I will pop over to see you soon, I promise. Am terribly behind with everything. I do hope you enjoy my book when you get around to reading it. And thanks for buying it 🙂

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