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Cover Wars With Chronicles of Riss

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My short story collection, Chronicles of Riss, is part of Cover Wars on Author Shout this week! Please stop by and give it a vote, if you would be so kind. You can vote once a day (once every 24 hours). The winner becomes Book of the Week and gets some promotion for the week.

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7 Signs You’ve Gone Too Far With Your Advertising

Hahaha! These are hilarious! Thankfully I’m not that far gone yet, and I haven’t turned into Jay Sherman…yet.

Legends of Windemere

A big chunk of an indie author’s life is promoting their books.  Whether it’s available or about to come out, you need to spread the word.  Yet, sometimes an author might go too far and things begin to unravel.  At least mentally.

  1. Your dreams appear in Twitter form and you are being chased by hashtags.  Trending topics fly through the background, most of them either politics or celebrity gossip.  The plus side is that you no longer have that nightmare about winning a badminton tournament and realize you’re naked.
  2. You proudly declare that you made 14 tweets, 3 Facebook promos, 1 blog post, 4 Google+ promos, 2 author interviews, and 10 guest posts before lunch.  Thankfully this declaration was on-line.  That way nobody knows you failed to shower, eat breakfast, brush your teeth, get dressed, let the dog out, pack a lunch for the kids, get them to the bus…

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Book promotion opinions

Ok. So I’m considering running a promotion on Amazon for my book Chronicles of Riss I just haven’t decided yet which way to go with it. Do I want to make it a $0.99 sale, or offer it free? And for how long? I’ve never done one of these before, so I’m really not sure how to go. What do you all think? And any tips?