Twenty-five months is a long time to go without a paycheck. I made a few remarks about that in January back when it first looked like I could make a living as an author. So, yeah. Big Number.
And since our neighbors to the north (the Canadians) see fit to have a week dedicated to Read an E-Book, I thought this week would be a great time to give away, oh, say TWENTY-FIVE copies of my best-seller, Rippler.
Oh, did you notice what I did there? Yes, dear reader, YOU have made Rippler an official best-seller on Amazon. Can you believe it? I’m feeling pretty thrilled, myself. (And somewhat dazed, but that is another story.) Rippler has been on all kinds of top 100 lists for the past two weeks over at Amazon. My personal faves were:
On the left above, you can see my book on the Bestseller Page for Teen Fantasy and Science Fiction getting an amazing book hug. (Thanks, Lois Lowry and Suzanne Collins–you are both so epic that I’m speechless!) Next is a list I was rather proud to be on, as it lists by popularity instead of bestseller ranking. It is also a Fantasy list, but includes adult as well as children’s fantasy. In case you needed a closer view of that same one, well . . . I know I had to look several times to make sure it was real.
This one on the right is the Top 100 List for Children for the entire Kindle Store. Yup. There I am on the day my book was made free by Amazon and reached #1. (The pics above are from paid sales!) Anyway, this pic is pretty darned cool. (Hi again, Suzanne Collins! Can I call you Ms. Collins? *squirms nervously, blushing*) Thanks to readers like you, my book got all the way to the top on the best list of all: Children’s eBooks!
Speaking of free: free is a pretty good thing, wouldn’t you say? So let’s give away some copies of Rippler, the best-selling title from Amazon! (Good news for Nook owners: I will give you an ePub if you prefer, so long as you reply by March 15th!) I’m going to give away TWENTY-FIVE copies. (Now, watch. I’ll do this and there won’t be twenty-five takers. Then I’ll be blushing for a different reason…) Speaking of which, it would be lovely if you told your friends about the giveaway. After all, it is Read an E-book week in Canada!
Let’s have an answer to the question:
What book would you like to read for free? (No, I’m not shillin’ here. Okay. Maybe a little.)