Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Guaranteed free eBook, today only

Hi,

over on my authors blog, I'm giving away free eBooks to anyone who comments and likes my FB page. If you haven't already, it's your chance to grab a copy of one of my books.

Cat

Friday, April 12, 2013

Back to Normal

Hi,

if I've ever been normal, I'm back to it. Tired like hell, I was wondering about the worth of KDP-Select free promos. I only noticed AFTER the campaign ended that amazon has changed their algorithm again. Now, the copies I give away for free don't affect the books overall ranking any more, which means I do NOT get more visibility. I'm questioning the wisdom of participating in this kind of promo again. It is very draining on me to sit there +- all day and push the link on twitter and FB. It's an emotional drain (because I hate to post so many links. It feels like spamming). The only hope I have is that enough of the more than 7000 people who downloaded "Scotland's guardians" will read and review the story.

How about you. Do you think it's worth participating in KDP-Select, now that the ranking algorithms have changed? Have you ever put a book through there? Are 7000 copies a lot these days or should it have been more (an indicator if my story-blurb is good enough or not)? Should I do this again with my upcoming release "Paralan's Children"?

Please help,
Cat

Friday, April 5, 2013

Working again.. and an announcement

Hi,

I've been quite busy the last few days, and today, I released my novel "Scotland's Guardians" as a print book. I got really, really angry with createspace when it found bug after bug after bug in the cover-pdf of the German version. It's so annoying that there isn't a tool that'll test requirements BEFORE they review the files. In the end, I managed to publish the English and the German version, although they will take a few days longer to reach Amazon's distributions channels.

As a surprise for everyone with an eBook reader or an app (for PC or Smartphone), the eBook of "Scotland's Guardians" will be free from tomorrow till next Wednesday. So if you always wanted to read one of my books, feel free to grab a copy. And tell your friends about it, please.

From tomorrow on, I will finally return to writing. I just started revision on my novel "Juma's Rain", and I'm close to finishing the line edits on "Chasing the Grimm Reaper" and "Paralan's Children". I haven't decided yet which book to publihs first, but I set myself a deadline: end of April.

Stay tuned, and gab a copy of "Scotland's Guardians",
Cat