Greetings, dear readers! I know I haven’t posted too much lately, but I’ve been busy cooking up this idea and getting it all set up for you.
I have a job for you. Yes, you. If you’re willing to help me out, and have a bit of time, and are interested in free books, then you’re just the person I’ve been looking for.
What do I need? Well, when your marketing budget is rather on the nonexistent side, one of the biggest strategies to go for is word of mouth. But for word of mouth to work, you have to have, well, words. People have to be talking about your book. And sometimes, even if people read and enjoy it, they might not think to talk about it in the places it counts most.
One of the places it matters a lot is Amazon reviews. The more Amazon reviews a book has, the more likely it is to be viewed and bought. I know that when I go and look at a book on Amazon, I always scan the reviews to get the best idea I can of it before buying.
At the moment, however, both of my books have only a handful of reviews. So I had a brilliant idea.
This post is an open call for reviews of my books. Anyone interested in reviewing one or both of the books can email me, and I’ll send you a free ebook to review! In return, I expect you to review the book on its Amazon page and at least one other place. The other place is up to you… you can post your thoughts on Goodreads, a blog, Facebook, Google+… feel free to be creative!
I also realize that all of you have busy, full lives (I hope you do, anyway), and that fitting things into your schedule can sometimes be rather hard. So I have a little incentive for those who post their reviews by March 15th. They’ll be entered in a giveaway for some awesome books that are written by some very awesome people!
The prizes for the contest are:
The last I have not had the pleasure of reading quite yet, as it was just released, but I’ve read the author’s writing before and can vouch that it is magnificent! And the other three are all favorites of mine, and well worth owning.
So here’s how this works. If you’re interested in reviewing:
- Email me at theauthor [AT] jgracepennington [DOT] com, letting me know which book(s) you wish to review — Firmament: Radialloy and/or Never.
- Read and review your chosen book(s) by March 15th, 2013, 11:59 pm CST. Post your review on Amazon and at least one other site of your choice.
- You will be entered in the giveaway once for each book you review. Meaning two possible entries.
- Leave a comment on this post with links to your reviews by the deadline above, and tell me which of the prize(s) you are interested in winning. This is to avoid awarding you a book you don’t want, or already own.
Make sense? Good! Thank you for helping me out, and I look forward to seeing what you think of my books!