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Friday, November 05, 2010

Sword in the Stars Blitz: Monday, November 15th 5-10pm ET

 Monday, November 15th, 5-10pm ET

Greetings to all my phenomenal readers, blog friends, and anyone else who happens by here. I'd like to announce the official Sword in the Stars Amazon Blitz! If you've never done a blitz, the concept is to slam Amazon with book orders during a concentrated period of time. This accomplishes two very important things:

1) Tons of orders in a concentrated time will make Sword in the Stars jump up high on Amazon's bestseller's list. This creates high visibility, more sales, and so on.

2) Also, getting tons of orders right around a new book's release date influences the publisher to pump up the marketing and even increase print runs.

This Amazon Blitz is special because it's my first book with my new publisher. AMG Publishing has been very good to me, so I really want to have a nice showing with the Sword in the Stars release. So here's the deal, buy a copy of Sword in the Stars, using the link below or the one in my sidebar. Make your purchase on Monday, November 15th, between the hours of 5pm--10pm ET.

I'd like to thank everyone who participates, so if you purchase a copy of Sword in the Stars during the blitz, and then email me your snail mail address, I'll personalize a special Sword in the Stars bookplate sticker and send it to you. I doesn't matter if you buy one book or fifteen. I'll send as many stickers as you need. My mom says you should buy fifteen copies. Oh, and she also says the signed books make excellent Christmas gifts. {Thanks, Mom!}

If you're in the tribebuilding contest, yes, again we'll be AMPING the points for those who purchase Sword in the Stars during the Blitz. Here's the chart:

Buy one book during the Blitz = 5,000pts.

Every additional book you buy during the Blitz = Double the Points--every book

Example: 1 book = 5K, 2 books = 10k, 3 books = 20K, 4 books = 40K, and so on...

Bonus Multiplier: If Sword in the Stars breaks 500th on the Bestseller List, double any points you've earned from book buying. If Sword in the Stars breaks 100th on the Bestseller List, triple any points you've earned from book buying. If Sword in the Stars breaks 10th on the Bestseller List, quadruple any points you've earned from book buying. If Sword in the Stars hits #1 on the Bestseller List, multiply any points you've earned from book buying by TEN.

Thanks for reading, and hope you'll come Blitzing with us on Monday the 15th!

Monday, November 01, 2010

Amazing Reader Art!

One of the central messages of the Berinfell Prophecies (Door Within series, as well) is that you are more precious and more important than you could ever imagine. Each of you is unique and utterly rare. One of the reasons we can all be sure this is true is that each of you have a completely unique talent/interest profile. Some are athletic, some are musical, some are artistic, some are linguistic, on and on the list goes with no end in sight.

From time to time, my readers share their talents with me. And recently I received two stunning pieces of reader art. Please take a look and enjoy. Post a comment if you feel so led.

This brilliant portrait of the "Sea Wolf" was drawn by Nichole!

This phenomenal rendering of Falon was created by Elizabeth!