A Free Book Promotion, plus Other Bits and Bobs…

Desiccation cover (small)From today until this Friday, 25th November, those of you in the US and the UK can download for free the kindle version of my YA crossover science fiction/urban fantasy novel, Desiccation [Universal short link: http://myBook.to/QuirkyLit ]. Sorry to disappoint any bloggers who live outside of the US or UK, but the logistics of creating a worldwide free book promotion are rather complicated and can go totally wrong. It involves authors going to their accounts at KDP on Amazon and individually adjusting the prices down to zero in the different marketplaces. I’ve heard that if you time this wrongly, you can mess up the promotion.

I know that a few of my fellow bloggers have already purchased either the kindle or paperback version of Desiccation. Please, if you enjoyed reading it, could you tell your friends about the free promo, as personal recommendation is still the best way to help spread the word about books you’ve enjoyed and authors you like (hopefully!).

noah-audio-book-cover-72dpiWith regard to the audiobook version of my children’s crossover fantasy adventure, Noah Padgett and the Dog-People, I have a limited number of free promo codes that will enable a few lucky people to listen to actress, Mil Nicholson’s wonderful narration of my novel in exchange for writing an honest review. If you’re interested in doing this, please go to my blog’s contact page and leave me a message. I’m afraid these codes will not work in the US, so my apologies to anyone who lives over the Pond. Please note, that anyone who has already purchased the Kindle version of this book, or intends to do so in the future, is entitled to download the audiobook at a discount, so that they can read and listen to it at the same time.

Lastly, I have set up a new Facebook page called Sarah Potter’s Quirky Novels. I decided to use the word “quirky”, because of the number of times that reviewers have used this word about my two books. Please do pop over to Facebook and “like” my page (but only if you do like it, of course!).

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.

19 thoughts on “A Free Book Promotion, plus Other Bits and Bobs…”

    1. Being a non-conformist, I’ve always loved quirky! It didn’t get me far at school D: I hope you had a lovely restful time out of town. I’ve some post-reading catching-up to do later, including yours. Promos are so distracting and keep me from doing the stuff I enjoy.

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    1. Well, dearest Sherri, the book got 116 downloads, but I’ve no idea how that compares to other people’s experience of doing these promos. Only time will tell if it was a success, depending upon how many people get around to reading it and whether they give it good reviews! It was fun seeing the book getting to the #7 in the YA science fiction/aliens sub-category for free books, although #1 would have been even more exciting! xxxx

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      1. Time will tell. No reviews yet, and not much of a difference on its rankings in the paid Kindle charts. I think that people love getting stuff for free. No wonder that writers, musicians, and artists used to starve in their garrets in the old days, or die of consumption because they couldn’t afford any fuel D: I remember singing Pergolesi’s “Stabat Mater” and thinking how sad it was that someone who wrote such beautiful music should die at the age of 26 from consumption. Think what else he could have produced should he have lived longer! So I’m lucky to now be old enough to have been Pergolesi’s grandmother, and still have the chance to be creative… xxxx

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      2. Wow…putting it this way about Pergolesi really is sobering. Yet we press on because we believe in our craft and our stories and because it’s who we are. As you are, so diligently, and those fab reviews will come in, I’m sure of it. Huge hugs to you, dearest Sarah, in the meantime … 🙂 ❤ xxxx

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    1. I’ve never lived anywhere but the UK, or visited many countries abroad, but I love meeting people from all around the world online. Quite a few of my fellow bloggers come from India. I admit to not owning a kindle, but just having a kindle app on my tablet. I also admit to preferring reading from a paperback edition of a novel. To me, it’s a much more relaxing experience. God bless you, too 🙂

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