So my first HUGE bit of news is that Borrowed Magic (digital only) is on sale for a very limited time. It’s marked down from $3.99 to…wait for it…$0.99!!! That’s 75% off!
I’ve been waiting to put it on sale in conjunction with getting some book ad sites to feature it. These are sites that showcase free and very low priced books. In fact, I believe every book featured on the sites has to be marked at least 50% off. The largest of these book ad sites is called Book Bub. It has over 3 million subscribers and can get a book a ton of publicity. It’s also really hard to get accepted. I applied, knowing I’d probably get denied, and I did. 🙂 Seriously, you need like 100 reviews to get accepted and I’m at 33. However, there are smaller sites (more like 100,00 subscribers), and I got accepted to two for the coming week. One is Booksends.com and the other is Readcheaply.com. Other authors have had good results with them, so we’ll see.
Obviously, I don’t do this to make a bunch of money. At $0.99, I can assure you, it’s only pennies per book. It’s more about getting ranked higher on Amazon and other sites so the book gets more visibility. I’d appreciate any help by sharing with your friends, on social media, or however else works for you.
Along those lines, if you are a member of a book club, and have considered reading Borrowed Magic, now would be a great time to have everyone get it!
Book clubs often choose self help, non fiction, or literary books. Serious books. But let me tell you why that doesn’t have to be the case — and why for people like me, who read for fun or to escape for a while, it would make me much more likely to come. Good fiction, whether literary or commercial, should have some things in common. One of those is the growth of the main character. In that growth, there are going to be things to discuss seriously. Things like failure, trust, love, friendship, and even abuse. We like to read books because on some level, we relate to the characters in them. Not because we live in the same world or have the same problems, but because there’s something that is universal to humanity.
So next time you’re looking at a book for book club, consider some commercial books.