Since I’m running an ad (for Open Minds, but also Closed Hearts), I’m temporarily dropping the price of Open Minds to 99cents. So, if you haven’t scooped up your copy, today’s the day to do it!
A note on ads: I warn indie authors all the time to be very careful about where they spend their advertisement dollars – partly because I’m stingy, but mostly because anyone can throw out a shingle and claim to reach readers for a price. The question is: can they deliver an audience that would be interested in your book? My experience has been an enthusiastic YES for only two online advertisers: Kindle Fire Department and Pixel of Ink (who now only accepts listings of free books). My last ads with both (back in February) netted me a significant surge in readership. I complimented Gadget at the time, saying that KFD reminded me of a mini-POI (the industry leader in delivering readership). She wryly noted that they didn’t intend to be a mini-anything for long. Just the kind of spunk and determination I like! And that leads to success.
Kindle Fire Department has only grown since February, and I’m hoping for a successful ad with them. (And I would love your help in tweeting out the sale, if you’re so inclined.)
Tomorrow: Critique Wednesday! Where I’ll be talking about how analyzing novels is like being in the Blind Men and the Elephant story and giving away another 5 page critique!