Giving Away #FREE #Kindle #Books…Oh the Anxiety!

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Author P.S. Bartlett

Monday July 10, 2017, I began giving six of my novels away on Amazon Kindle.

I try to run some sort of promotion every six months. Last year, I ran the promotion over the 4th of July holiday with just okay results. I spent a good deal of time planning this promotion over a month in advance and began scheduling ads on various book advertising sites that also send out email blasts and have a great many subscribers.

I applied as well for a BookBub feature but yet again (for about the 10th time) my book was not chosen. Believe me, I know there are authors who’ve submitted ten times that so the rejection isn’t anything new and certainly not personal. That isn’t what makes me anxious.

It’s the personal amount of advertising I do here on my web site as well as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Believe me, I’m…

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Commas and how to use them (Part 1)

Harmony is the best. Pay attention!

Story Empire

Hello SErs! Harmony here 🙂 I hope this finds you all well. Today, I’d like to take a look at commas. For such a small punctuation mark, it has a big impact on how well or not our sentences read. Though we use commas a lot of the time, few of us understand them fully.

What is a comma? What does it do?

According to the Oxford English Dictionary: ‘A comma marks a slight break between different parts of a sentence. Used properly, commas make the meaning of sentences clear by grouping and separating words, phrases, and clauses.’

The different types of comma: Listing (Standard or Oxford), Introductory, Joining, Gapping, Bracketing, and other comma uses.

One thing that can make commas so confusing is that sometimes you have options, especially with the Listing and Gapping commas.

Because there is a lot to cover on this topic, I have split it…

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Words of Wisdom From Author Kim Cox

Thoughts from the esteemed Kim Cox!

The Indie Spot!

Greetings, readers! Today I am welcoming author Kim Cox to The Indie Spot. Kim is sharing some of her experiences as a writer—in her own words! Take it away, Kim…

My Writing Style

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Writing Techniques

I don’t think I have any writing techniques. I don’t do any of the things good writers should or are supposed to do. I don’t write every day, don’t set a certain time to write. If there is a certain time, it’s late at night. I seem to be more creative at night, and I’m not a morning person anyway. That may come from working third shift for a while when I was younger.

I don’t have a space where I write. I used to but my home office went away when we made it into a bedroom for my mother-in-law. I think we’d planned to put a smaller desk in my library but…

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7 – Day Blog Tour – Last Day @4WillsPub

Kim's Author Support Blog

Each time you visit a blog and leave a comment gives you an extra chance to win. You’ll find a link to each blog for each day at 4WillsPublishing.

Prizes:

1st Prize – (1 winner) $10 Amazon Gift Card and an ebook copy of All This Time
2nd Prize – (4 winners) ebook copy of All This Time

Blog Tour Line Up:

Saturday, 7/1/17 – Writing the Series
Bette Stevens

4WillsBlogTourIf you already purchased All This Time, you’ll be able to substitute it for a different title from the list below:
Suspicious Minds (Stand alone Romantic Suspense)
The Wedding Crasher
(Book 3 – Lana Malloy series)
Christmas Cruise 
(Book 4 – Lana Malloy series)
Dream, Conquer, and Love (short story collection)
Wandering Spirits I (5 authors, 5 novellas, & 1 short story)
Wandering Spirits II (5 novellas and bonus recipes)

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@4WillsPub PROUDLY PRESENTS @KimCoxAuthor

Meet Kim Cox and cool characters from her Style & Profile series!

Our Lady of Victory Remembered!

Welcome Kim Cox on Day 6 of your exciting

Style & Profile Series Tour

Character Interview: Sarah Martin –
“BEFORE WE WED” Book 2

News Reporter, Charlene Stewart, from Radio Station WCVU, Good Night Lawrence conducts an interview with Sarah Martin, fiancé to the recently arrested Jon Clayton.

Sarah Martin is the heroine of the Romantic Suspense novel, Before We Wed, Book 2 of the Style & Profile series by Kim Cox. Sarah was first introduced in Book 1, All This Time, as Trevor Drake’s Administrative Assistant.

News Reporter:  Hi Sarah, thank you for agreeing to do this interview with us today. I hear you’ve have an exciting few weeks preceding both the best and worst day of your life.

SARAH:  Thank you for having me. Yes, you heard that right. I didn’t realize my plight in all this would receive so much media interest.

News Reporter: …

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“The Terra Debacle: Prisoners at Area 51” Release!

I’ve read this already, and I love it. If you’re fans of Marcha Fox’s Star Trails Tetralogy, this is another fine novel in her constellation of characters.

Marcha's Two-Cents Worth

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I’m happy to report that my latest novel has finally been released! If you’re a fan of UFOs, Area 51, or have read Beyond the Hidden Sky and/or A Dark of Endless Days, volumes I and II, respectively, of the Star Trails Tetralogy, you’ll enjoy this one.

Writing this story, which is a spin-off from the Star Trails Tetralogy, was quite a trip. Every time I thought it was done, I’d realize there was something missing. Usually that entailed more research, which took more time than the actual writing.

Nonetheless, it was an adventure and fun, especially getting to know a new character, Gabe Greenley, after spending so much time with the Brightstar clan.

For those of you who don’t know the premise of the story, here’s the Book Blurb:

In May 1978 a UFO lands at Hill AFB in Ogden, Utah. NASA astrobiologist, Gabe Greenley, is called in…

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Scrap Irony

Mr. Ajlouny’s wit and insight with the language are priceless. Thanks for an enjoyable post my own readers are sure to appreciate.

J. Ajlouny, Author

Scrap Irony

These items can be described as “things I discovered while looking up other things.” I have tons of them and I will continue to supplement this compilation from time to time. They are in no particular order but each is a great conversation starter. The only thing they have in common is that they are not commonly known, and that’s what makes them fascinating. I have many more such items so I will continue to supplement this compilation when the spirit moves me. So read on and you will learn things you never knew or thought you would.

 

Giraffes have the same number of bones in their neck as do human beings: six.

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Jackie Robinson is well-known as the first African-American to play baseball in the Major Leagues, beginning in the 1947 season as a member of the Brooklyn Dodgers. But what is almost completely unknown is…

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