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Limited time release: Wilding

Wilding

I have just released my current edit of Wilding for a very limited time on Kindle for the Amazon Storyteller Writing Competition 2017! Yes, I plan to continue to seek a Literary Agent for this work, and I will remove it as soon as the contest is decided.

Buy Wilding for Kindle

Dellcine cannot submit and become an obedient human. She lives in torment, consumed with bitterness toward her alien masters. The trans-dimensional beings called the ShaZha claim to rule Earth in order to rehabilitate humanity, but she can’t sympathize with their cause.

Her rebellion provides no relief until one day she hears the rumors of a human who knows of the world outside the Prodigy community. This discovery spurs Dellcine to form a daring escape plan. Can she liberate herself from her stifling existence, and will the world outside give her everything she hoped for?

If you loved The Disenchanted Pet and wanted to know more about the ShaZha universe, you’ll love Wilding. Be sure to purchase before the contest period ends!

If you haven’t read The Disenchanted Pet, I’ve made it FREE all this weekend!

Download The Disenchanted Pet FREE 4/21-4/24

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What Now? What to do after release.

So the book is out and it succeeded/did OK/sold nothing. But now what to do next? It’s really the same however the book did at release. I like lists, so here’s a list:

  1. Pat yourself on the back! Never forget that whether it did well or not, you released a book! Don’t let the feelings you have about your income cloud that accomplishment.
  2. Don’t confuse anticlimax with failure. You can’t reasonably keep up a book release day excitement up indefinitely. It’s a climax. Appreciate that and build slowly. That is the kind of work that builds a lasting platform.
  3. Contact more reviewers. You did this for your release, hopefully, but you can’t have too few reviews. I’m going through the lists at http://www.theindieview.com/indie-reviewers/ and http://www.stepbystepselfpublishing.net/reviewer-list.html.
  4. Look into promotions. Yes they are endless, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do them. There are ways to promote for free and there are costly ways. You just need to decide how much work you want to do versus how much you want to spend. When one goes up the other goes down. Just do it. It won’t hurt that much.
  5. Write more books! It looks more and more like what sells books is more books. That’s what you were excited about in the first place, right? Writing books?

 

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Post-party Analasys

I have mixed feelings about this party. I felt like it was already a success going in because I had so many fantastic participants and because the Kickstarter was a success, so my launch was successful before it happened. Some things didn’t work so great and I know what not to do next time too. Do you have any feedback/advice for me? Continue reading

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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 http://www.random.org/lists/ 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 “https://katepolicani.com/release-party/“. 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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Last Call!

All aboard! The giveaways will end at midnight, so if you wanted to catch one, don’t forget!

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Virtual Release Party Giveaways: Don’t Judge a Book By Its Magic

Giveaways

So, Kate, how can I win stuff? Why, I’m glad you asked! It’s pretty easy to get in on some of these sweet giveaways.

How to win an ebook of Don’t Judge a Book By Its Magic

  • One random New Twitter follower of @KPtwitrnovel will win a free ebook.
  • 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!
  • One random re-post of any of my posts about the Release Party on Facebook will win a free ebook.
  • One person who “likes” Don’t Judge a Book By Its Magic on Amazon will win a free ebook.
  • 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.)
  • 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.
  • One person who “adds” Don’t Judge a Book By Its Magic on Goodreads will win a free ebook.

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

(I’ll sign it if you like!)

  • At the Awesome Indies blog, win one free ebook and one free print copy.
  • One randomTwitter 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 “https://katepolicani.com/release-party/“. Re-tweets of my tweets about the Release Party are also entries. You can just click this TweetThis link for a pre-made tweet! <Tweet This>
  • One person who completes the “Fabulous Five”, five different ebook-winning activities, will win a paperback.
  • One person will win a paperback via my Goodreads giveaway:

What else can I get for free?

In honor of my new release, The Disenchanted Pet ebook will be free on Kindle all weekend! Use coupon HEMNXLSZ at https://www.createspace.com/3657962 for $5 off the paperback.

In honor of my new release, The Lustre  ebook will be free with coupon WT22J at Smashwords. Use coupon 3U5B5THD at https://www.createspace.com/3811460 for $5 off the paperback.

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Virtual Release Party Guest Book: Treason

Treason

by S. M. Boyce

Genre: Fantasy

Join the Lichgates/Treason blog tour Now, Oct 27 – Dec 31! Stopping by this blog with a review on Nov 7!

 

 

Synopsis:

Ourea has always been a deadly place. The lichgates tying the hidden world to Earth keep its creatures at bay–for now.

Kara Magari ignited a war when she stumbled into Ourea and found the Grimoire: a powerful artifact filled with secrets. To protect the one person she has left, she strikes a deal that goes against everything she believes in. But things don’t go as planned.

Braeden Drakonin can no longer run from who–and what–he is. He has to face the facts. He’s a prince. He’s a murderer. He’s a wanted man. And after a betrayal that leaves him heartbroken, he’s out for blood.

To survive, both Kara and Braeden must become the evil each has grown to hate.

Grab Your Copy:

Amazon: USA | UK | Germany |  France | Spain | Italy

Barnes & Noble | Smashwords

Buy the Paperback

 

Bonus Features

Goodreads VIP List 

Win a guest appearance in Heritage (The Grimoire Trilogy #3)

 

About Boyce

S.M. Boyce is a fantasy and paranormal fiction novelist who also dabbles in contemporary fiction and comedy. Her B.A. in Creative Writing qualifies her to serve you french fries, and she updates her blog a few times each week to keep you entertained.

Connect with Boyce

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Goodreads Page | Amazon Page

 

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Book Release Ideas

Book Release Ideas. An Examiner article.

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Virtual Release Party: The Terminology of the Convergence

 

At SPRU, Colleen learns some pretty crazy terms for amazing things she didn’t think existed.

Glossary of Terms

Mag-O – The nickname for Colleen’s Dorm

Skupdyn – A regular person, nonmagical

Sproo – A nickname for SPRU, Seattle Pacific Regional University

Teimnydduus – People who can manipulate Tximar and use it to manipulate Txen

Teimnydd – The Txenar of a Teimnyddus, used to manipulate the world around them

Txenarjuma – Tapestry of energy

Txenar – Energy thread

Tximarshu – River of life power

Tximar – Free-flowing life power

Tximonni – Life power fortune, a tendency for events to progress to benefit a Teimnydduus because of positive Teimnydd energy

Vrevzirma – Time Sight, the ability to see the future

Vrevzirmaocht – Time seer, one who has the ability to see the future

Vyxheuus – Pocket dimension, a small dimension outside our own

Vyxhepiocht – User of pocket dimension

Ysizao – Controlling spirit of unknown nature that responds to spells

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Virtual Release Party: The Fabulous Five

 

What is the Fabulous Five?

It’s a way to win a paperback of Don’t Judge a Book By Its Magic! One person who completes the “Fabulous Five”, five different ebook-winning activities, will win a paperback.

The activities you can participate in are:

Do any of these five things and get five entries for an ebook and one for a paperback. Fabulous!

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Virtual Release Party: The Chapter Photos

I’d like to extend special thanks to the wonderful photographers who shared their photos with me for the chapter photos in Don’t Judge a Book By Its Magic! There were so many cool shots of the kooky Seattle landmarks that it was hard to choose which ones to use. But these photos were the cream of the crop! Of course, I gave them credit inside the book, and a free ecopy of the book, but I want to be sure to include them in the party as a wonderful part of my book!

See all the photos as they appear in the book here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/katepolicani/sets/72157631371763434/

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Virtual Release Party: Tima Maria Lacoba’s review

Are you ready for another review? Tima’s review is live now. Thank you Tima for the review!

Please visit Tima’s review here: http://bloodgifted.blogspot.com.au/2012/10/a-fellow-writers-release-party-kate.html

For the last seventeen years Tima taught English and History in a high school in southern Sydney. Before taking up teaching she was a practicing archaeologist, working on several digs around the world.

Two years ago she resigned teaching and surrendered to the itch of writing. After many years of reading and correcting students’ creative writing tasks and essays, she decided it was time to write her own.

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Virtual Release Party: Review by Laura Pfundt

 

Review by Laura Pfundt

A big thank you to Laura Pfundt for a generous review! Please read Laura’s review here: http://quillwielder.com/2012/10/27/book-review-dont-judge-a-book-by-its-magic/#comment-1824

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Virtual Release Party: Rebecca Graf’s Review

 

Review by Rebecca Graf: A Book Lover’s Library

Thank you, Rebecca, for the lovely review! I’m glad you were finally able to connect with the main character and that you enjoyed the book!

Please read Rebecca’s review here: http://www.abookloverslibrary.com/paranormal.html

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Virtual Release Party: Free books!

 

If you are looking for some free ebooks or discount paperbacks, this is the link to click!

In honor of my new release, The Disenchanted Pet ebook will be free on Kindle all weekend!

Use coupon HEMNXLSZ at https://www.createspace.com/3657962 for $5 off the paperback.

In honor of my new release, The Lustre  ebook will be free with coupon WT22J at Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/140949.

Use coupon 3U5B5THD at https://www.createspace.com/3811460 for $5 off the paperback.

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