Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Try it, you'll like it!

Got an e reader?  Through the month of July, Smashwords is having a GIGANTIC Winter/Summer sale. (Winter, because it's winter in places like Australia where they sell books, and summer because -- hey, it's summer on this half of the world!)  I'm participating.  My anthology, THE EDGE AND I, is on sale for 50% off.  (Which makes it only $1.50--yes, FIVE stories for only $1.50).  Hurry!  Click this link and go buy it, and then come back and read the rest of this post. 

Discounting and giving away books is good marketing. It can introduce an author to a whole new reading audience.  According to her blog post yesterday, my FB friend L.L. Bartlett has already given away over 117,000 copies of her mystery, Murder On The Mind.  And for today only, my friend Lee Barnett is giving away her fantasy novel Tales of Telenia: Threshold

Why are authors doing this?  Because they want to bring greater awareness to their work.  The books I've mentioned here run the gamut of women's fiction, mystery, and fantasy. So, why not click the links and try something new to you? 

You might just like it.