Sunday, January 1, 2012
Guest Post - Self Publishing Forged in Fire by Trish McCallan
Two months ago I launched my debut romantic suspense Forged in Fire.
As a new author with no fan base, and no name recognition I thought it would take Forged several months to connect with readers. Instead, readers across the globe have embraced the book and I’m feeling incredibly blessed.
As I type this, Forged in Fire is #20 in bestselling romantic suspense within the Kindle Store. This is a huge thrill to me since it’s outselling all the new releases of my traditionally published idols. (At least in the Kindle Store!) Forged also has 86 reviews on Amazon, 69 rankings and reviews on Goodreads, 9 on Barnes & Noble, 3 on iBook and numerous reviews posted on blogs across the internet.
In appreciation of my readers’ tremendous support, I will be holding a drawing for a Kindle Fire, or Barnes and Noble Color Tablet. (Winner’s preference) This giveaway will include a $25.00 gift certificate so the winner can download some new reading material to their new e-reader. The winner will be chosen on December 19th, by random draw.
To enter this drawing all you need to do is send me a review of a self-published book. Ranking does not matter. The book reviewed does NOT have to be mine. Any self-published book, with any ranking will enter you in the drawing. The more reviews you send in, the more chances you have in the drawing.
The only reviews that will not be eligible for this drawing are reviews on self-published works that were previously published through a different publisher. This drawing is for reviews on work that has not been previously published.
This contest is open to readers outside the United States as well, although in some cases a gift certificate of equal value may need to be substituted.
If you have any questions, please leave a comment and I will address it.
Please send all emails with reviews attached to firstname.lastname@example.org
Good luck to everyone!