In honor of “Read an eBook Week,” Smashwords is having a huge site-wide sale, which means all the Wolf Point series books will be free!
So, you can get Wolf Point books 1-3:
And you can also get both of the prequel novellas (that’s right, The Madman is now available!):
Smashwords is great because you can download any format you need. There’s ePub (for most ereaders), .mobi (for Kindle – use the Send to Kindle app to get on your device), and PDF (if you prefer that for ereader or to read on your computer). You can also read online at the site. And getting an account on Smashwords is free!
Two books in the Wolf Point series are part of this month-long sale over at Smashwords! Hitchhikers is always free, and Dreamwalkers & Scavengers will both be free as well. Use the code SFREE at checkout. Super easy!
I’m so bad at promoting my own books. This week (March 23-March 27) The Art Kids is free on Amazon Kindle. Go download!
Tonight I’ll be appearing at my first book club discussion of one of my books! My coworker Sue read Bethany Caleb after the author panel I did at the library back in December. She loved it and had her book club read it, so tonight I get to make my second official author appearance. It’s a little scary – what if everyone hates it??, but Sue has been so positive about it that I’m feeling pretty good.
All month long there have been people coming into the library and saying, “Oh, Katie, you’re the one who wrote that book!” which has made it all too clear how little into self-promotion I am. When I self-published my books, I didn’t put much thought into promotion. I did some Goodreads giveaways, and offered up free copies to some review groups, and occasionally do free days on Amazon. I liked that it was all online, and sort of anonymous. I had this secret life as an author.
When I was a teen I read this book by Christopher Pike called Master of Murder, about a teenage boy who wrote bestselling novels, only he wrote under a pen name so no one knew it was him. Everyone at school thought he was a loser – meanwhile, he had legions of fans of his novels. Something about this scenario appeals to me…
Thanks to Kindle’s new Matchbook program, if you buy a print copy of The Art Kids or Bethany Caleb, you can get a free download of the ebook editions! From what I’ve read this is retroactive so if you have previously bought print editions you’ll be able to get the free download now. Also, until October 5th, both books are free to download for Kindle.
I’m waiting to receive the proof copy of Hitchhikers – once I do, that book will also be enrolled in the Matchbook program, and I’ll be doing some giveaways! If anyone out there is interested in writing a review of Hitchhikers, the book is available as a free download for most devices over at Smashwords (or you can also get it free on Barnes & Noble and in the iBookstore), or if you contact me, I can send you a print copy as soon as they are ready.
After the July 4th holiday kicked my ass, word-count-wise, I’m sorta back on track with Camp Nanowrimo. At least, I wrote almost twice the daily recommended word count on Sunday, and have been able to write if not the 1,667 words each day, at least somewhere around 1,000. So, that’s something. While the stats page informs me that at this pace I’ll be finishing Scavengers around August 21st or so, I’m hopeful that I will get at least into the high 30Ks or low 40Ks by the end of camp. Also, Janina took Hitchhikers on vacation and is finally now reading it!! Maybe my dreams of self-publishing this series by the end of summer will come true!