Posts Tagged With: GoodReads

BTSeMag Feature!

For the month of April, Gaele Hince  has featured  Don’t Judge a Book By Its Magic in the BTSeMag, along with The Lustre and Compulsively Writing  Fiction:My experiences in Self-publishing in 2011Please visit the BTSeMag to see! (It’s on page 43.)

In honor of this feature I’m giving away a print copy of Don’t Judge a Book By Its Magic on Goodreads!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Don't Judge a Book By Its Magic by Kate Policani

Don’t Judge a Book By Its Magic

by Kate Policani

Giveaway ends May 01, 2013.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to win

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Surprise reviews!


While looking for something completely different today, I noticed that Don’t Judge a Book By Its Magic had 17 ratings and 10 reviews up on Goodreads! Several of these reviews were unexpected and they made my day. Some were even up on other sites, including an online magazine. Big thanks to the reviewers! Please drop by and see what they said.

The Goodreads review page







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Goodreads Giveaway!

In honor of the upcoming New Year’s Blog Hop, I’ve posted a giveaway of The Lustre on Goodreads! Be sure to drop by Jan 11-15 to learn about the Hop and how you can win books from over 60 authors and more!


Goodreads Book Giveaway

The Lustre by Kate Policani

The Lustre

by Kate Policani

Giveaway ends January 15, 2013.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to win

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Holiday Blog Hop Goodreads Giveaway

Now until December 14th, you can enter to win a paperback of The Lustre and Don’t Judge a Book By Its Magic!

I’m being so generous because of the Indie Writers Unite Holiday Blog Hop from Dec 10th to Dec 14th. Visit this link on Dec 10th to get links to all the great Holiday Blog Hop giveaways from me and over 50 other authors.

(It won’t work until the 10th, but don’t worry if you forget. I’ll be sure to remind you!)

Here are the giveaways: Continue reading

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Goodreads Goodies

I had such a great experience with my Goodreads giveaway of Don’t Judge a Book By Its Magic, that I just had to give The Disenchanted Pet a go for a giveaway. What a great response already! I’ve sold more than a hundred ebooks on Amazon and a print book too. Why didn’t I try this earlier? Silly!

Here is the Goodreads giveaway of The Disenchanted Pet:


Goodreads Book Giveaway

The Disenchanted Pet by Kate Policani

The Disenchanted Pet

by Kate Policani

Giveaway ends December 01, 2012.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to win

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And the Winners Are…

Here are the winners for the free books this weekend at the Virtual Release Party! I used to pick the random winners. I will contact winners in the medium in which they won (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) with directions on how to claim their prize.

  • One random New Twitter follower of @KPtwitrnovel will win a free ebook. – Karen Hodges Miller
  • Those who like Don’t Judge a Book By Its Magic  and/or Kate Policani on Facebook between Oct 26th and Oct 28th will be entered for a chance to win one of 3 free ebooks. 1 entry for each page liked!
    1. Lloyd Evans
    2. John C. Scott
    3. Le Anne Knibb
  • One random re-post of any of my posts about the Release Party on Facebook will win a free ebook. It looked like nobody re-posted via Facebook. If you did and I couldn’t see it for some reason, please reply below so you can win!
  • One person who “likes” Don’t Judge a Book By Its Magic on Amazon will win a free ebook. One person liked and won! Please reply below if that was you! (it doesn’t say who liked)
  • One person who “tags” Don’t Judge a Book By Its Magic on Amazon will win a free ebook (Yes, you can do that without owning it.) Nobody tagged 😦
  • One person who clicks “This was Helpful” on a review of Don’t Judge a Book By Its Magic on Amazon will win a free ebook. Three people clicked! Please reply below if this was you.

How to win a paperback copy of Don’t Judge a Book By Its Magic

(I’ll sign it if you like!)

  • One entry at the Awesome Indies blog will win one free ebook and one free print copy.
  • One random Twitter follower who tweets during the Virtual Release Party will win a free print book with additional entries for each tweet. Tweets must include “@KPtwitrnovel” and the link ““. Re-tweets of my tweets about the Release Party are also entries. Sabrina Ricci
  • One person who completes the “Fabulous Five”, five different ebook-winning activities, will win a paperback. If you did this, please reply below!
  • One person will win a paperback via my Goodreads giveaway. Kay Adkins
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Virtual Release Party Host: Indie Book Blog



Please visit the Indie Book Blog, featuring Don’t Judge a Book By Its Magic today! Stay tuned for the Indie Book Blog’s review of  Don’t Judge a Book By Its Magic. (You know I’ll post a link for you as soon as it’s ready.)

Also, visit the Indie Book Club on Goodreads by clicking the crest above. I’m a member!

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Virtual Release Party: Goodreads Giveaway

Don’t forget to enter the Goodreads giveaway!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Don't Judge a Book By Its Magic by Kate Policani

Don’t Judge a Book By Its Magic

by Kate Policani

Giveaway ends October 28, 2012.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to win

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Places to Post a Free Ebook!

I looked around and found several places to post my free ebook! Here they are: This one I had trouble figuring out just how to get my book up. I skipped it to move to easier uploads.

So call me a dunce, but I didn’t know you could upload books on Goodreads. Derp!

I also learned where to post videos on Smashwords. There is a link on your book page on the right side underneath the “total downloads”.

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Shameless in Seattle: Begging Part II

This worked so well for me last time, I’m going to beg you again. You seem to like it, you sadists!

Please, please, please, please, please, buy my book, review my book on Amazon or wherever you bought it or didn’t buy it, like my book everywhere, and share my posts with your Facebook friends so they will also buy my book! I really want this book to succeed so I can pay Kathleen to edit How To Win Friends and Influence Magicians! You’ll really like this one and it is ALMOST DONE!

I know! I appear to be a Fiction Writing Monster with Mad Speed-Fiction Skills! Unfortunately I don’t have Mad Disposable Income Skills.

So to be really codependent with my compulsive fiction writing, please hook me up at these fine locations:

Thank you!

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Goodreads Author Emergency!

If you are an author with books listed on Goodreads, quick, go peek at them to make sure they aren’t “Lost”!

Barnes & Noble is in a snit with Amazon and Goodreads has taken sides. Now we, the authors, are caught in the middle! All Amazon credentials are now VOID on Goodreads.

You have to manually “recover” your books to see them. You need to be able to supply ISBNs or ASNs for each book manually. Ebook versions are separate from print versions, so you have to “recover” both. You can’t use the information on Amazon, either. CreateSpace does work, but you can’t post the link to Amazon to reactivate your book. Even then, I couldn’t figure out how to get my cover images back. Anybody have any suggestions?

Thanks a heap, Goodreads! Way to act mature!

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Goodreads is Good!

OK. I know I have posted 3 times today, but I have to tell you about GoodReads! They are a great resource for self-published authors. There are tons of resources and a whole new medium for self-promotion and marketing. They are fast too. They set my author site up right away. You have to sign up, even if you aren’t an author yet, or never will be and just love books. I feel embarrassed that I didn’t see this site sooner!

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