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Super Romance Book Sale Thru Feb 20

Valentine's Super Book Sale

Check out the Valentine’s Super Sale & Giveaway!

66 Romance Authors are offering 95 books…

Most of them are on sale for a limited time. It’s just our way of thanking our loyal readers.

Even better, we’ve pooled our funds to offer an awesome giveaway! Enter to win a Kindle and Amazon Gift Cards just for subscribing to our newsletters or following us on social media.

Here’s the link to the Valentine’s Super Sale & Giveaway!

I hope you find lots of great books to read – and good luck in the giveaway! 🙂

My Very Own Personal Superhero

Unexpected Superhero cover by Kitty BucholtzWhen I first started writing Unexpected Superhero, the idea was that a woman who is tired of her husband ignoring her (in favor of video games and comic books) creates her very own superhero who will be everything she ever wanted in a man.

I laugh when I tell this story because, yes, it’s true that I was a bit irked at my husband at the time the idea came to me. LOL!

But as I started writing, the story morphed and changed and became about the two of them as they realized she had super powers, too, and how they handled that unexpected twist in their newlywed lives.

Tomorrow is my husband John’s birthday. He really is my very own personal superhero. He has supported me in everything I’ve wanted to do in life, including this very long road between publishing your first book and paying all your bills with your writing. He makes me laugh almost all the time, and he likes to spoil me – just enough so that I don’t become too spoiled. 😉

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To celebrate my hero’s birthday, I’m putting the ebook of Unexpected Superhero on sale for 25% off October 1-10. Wherever you like to buy ebooks, it’s $2.99 for the next 10 days. (Here are the links for most of the places you like – Amazon, iTunes, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, etc.)

If you haven’t read it yet, keep in mind that there are two “accidental” prologues. 🙂 “Superhero in Disguise” is a free ebook short story about how Tori and Joe met on Halloween, and A Very Merry Superhero Wedding is the novella-length story of how they got married on Christmas Eve. You can get the wedding story for free by signing up for my newsletter (see up at the top right corner of my blog? or click here), so you can actually read all three stories for $2.99 for the next week and a half. 🙂

I’d love it if you’d share this with your friends on Twitter and/or Facebook! Thanks!

And Happy Birthday, John! 😀

Enter to Win Prizes at a Facebook Party

I’m participating in the 12 Days of Ebook Cheer promotion December 1-12, and we’re having a Facebook party today! I’ve never done one of those before, have you?

So this is what happens – most of our authors are going to be stopping by this page sometime between Noon and 3pm Pacific (3pm-6pm Eastern). We’ll be posting funny questions or telling you a little about our books (all 12 are on sale for 99c through Friday night!), and then we’ll be randomly drawing winners to give prizes to!

You can go to Facebook right now and join the party by hitting the Join button near the top right. I think that’s how you get Facebook to remind you when the party starts. Then go read and comment and have fun! Hope to see you there!

We’ve got some more fun prizes for you to win in addition to what happens at the Facebook party. There’s a Book Cover Contest (you know who I’d love to win!), you can buy or gift any or all of the twelve books on sale, and you can answer fun questions for a chance to win Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift cards! You only have through Saturday, December 13 to get in on this action. So click on the picture below to learn more about the fun!

Please share this post using the social media buttons below and let all your friends know. 🙂

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12 Days of Ebook Cheer Begins Today!

Guess what fun we’ve got starting today? Twelve fun ebooks for only 99c each for the first twelve days of December! Click on the picture to go to the web site. I’m excited to have Unexpected Superhero rubbing book spines with these other wonderful books! 😀

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Book Sale Today – 20 Books at 99c Each!

PreLaunchImage2Hi friends!

I’m participating in a book sale today with 19 other writers. There’s a little something for everyone, and each of the books are only 99c today. Most books will be on sale today only, while some like mine will be 99c for a few days. Check them out! 🙂

Stuck With You by Kristy Tate

Calling All Glass Slippers by Jacqueline Diamond

Jack Fell Down by Michelle Knowlden

Heart’s Desire by Susan R Hughes

Emerald Fortune by Lou Nelson

Claimed by the Enemy by Shauna Roberts

A Deadly Denial by Kathy Bennett

Unexpected Superhero by Yours Truly! 😀

Neighbors by Michael Payne

Ghost of My Dreams by Angie Ray

Love at the Beach (3 books in 1) by Laura Taylor

Judy Uncensored by Debra Salonen

The Ring That Binds by Linda Carroll-Bradd

She Likes It Tough by Geralyn Corcillo

Shadows Till Sunrise by Chris Marie Green

The Bachelor’s Baby Promise by Barbara McMahon

The Single Daddy Club: Derrick by Donna Fasano

You Don’t Know Jack by Adrianne Lee

Big and Bright by Jan Hudson

Demon Lover by Kathleen Creighton

 

My Results Using Ads and Specials

US.v10WEBMost writers are curious about what is and isn’t working for other writers when it comes to selling books. I’m grateful for what others have been willing to share, so it’s only fair to share in return. Even though my results are a bit embarrassing.

I’ve only bought ads three times. I bought an ad last year with The Wordsmith Journal Magazine (online) for Little Miss Lovesick. After one month, I had zero new sales. Ouch.

In August, while Unexpected Superhero was enrolled in the KDP Select program (meaning it was only for sale on Amazon for the first 90 days), I took advantage of the program’s free days option and made the book free for five days in a row at the end of a conference I was attending. I also bought an ad from BookBub that appeared on the first day of the promotion.

There were a whopping 17,561 free downloads during those five days! Over 10,000 copies were downloaded the first day, which I attribute primarily to the BookBub ad. During the next two weeks, I sold only 24 more copies when the book went off sale (back to $3.99). Then the sales dropped back to the 0-3 per week average that has been more common for my books so far.

A month or two ago, I dropped the price of Unexpected Superhero from $3.99 to $2.99 to see if I could see a change in sales. There might have been a slight increase. At 0-3 sales per week, it’s a bit hard to say. 🙂

My third promotion-with-paid-advertisement was last week. I dropped the price on Little Miss Lovesick and promoted it with 19 other lovely romance authors and their books last Friday. I also took out a then-free ad from eBookSoda, a newer email list like BookBub that advertises free and reduced-price books. (The ads were free, then $5, and I’m sure they’ll keep increasing in price as they grow their list. The problem with this ad is that I don’t know if it went to 100 people, 1000, or 20,000.)

I dropped the price from $2.99 to 99 cents a week before the promo with Smashwords so it would be 99 cents at the other outlets by the day of the promo. I decreased the price on Amazon two days before, and it went into effect the day before. I saw that I sold one copy on Amazon a day or two before the promotion, then two more copies total during the weekend of the promotion and ad.

That’s it – 3 sales. At the high end of “usual” for me.

Little Miss Lovesick_NEWSIZE_FINALLittle Miss Lovesick got a new (second) cover a few months ago, but it’s barely changed the sales. Unexpected Superhero got a new (second) cover at the end of March, too early to tell if it has affected sales yet. I took out another eBookSoda ad (the free ad that went to $5 when I did it this time) for Sunday, May 4 (my third choice date, Fantasy category, same as last year’s BookBub ad). I’ll leave Superhero at its current $2.99 price and see if anything happens when it’s not on sale but advertised.

And that’s about all I know so far. My second superhero book, Superhero in the Making, was to be ready next week for WonderCon, and which I expected to help sales of the first book. But my husband’s motorcycle accident and injuries trumped anything and everything that used to be on my To Do list. 🙂

I’ll keep you updated so you get a well-rounded view of self-publishing and advertising. (It’s less embarrassing to write about your successes, so there are a lot more of those stories out there.) It would appear that my experience underscores what other successful writers have said about success coming after you have several books out. Unfortunately, “life” has thrown a wrench in making that happen soon, but as the Brits (used to) say, Keep Calm and Carry On.

And keep writing! 🙂

One Day Sale on 20 Romance Novels – Only 99 Cents Each!

Little Miss Lovesick_NEWSIZE_FINALI was thrilled to be invited to join a group of friends who wanted to do a fun cross-promotion for our books. For one day, today, all of our books – all in various sub-genres of romance – will be available on Amazon for only 99 cents! Yay!

If you like my books, you’ll find several in this list you would enjoy. 🙂 And if you’re reading this after Friday, my book Little Miss Lovesick (and perhaps some of the others) will still be on sale through the weekend. Plus, I’ve made Lovesick 99 cents across all retailers, so you can get it for a buck on Barnes & Noble or iTunes or anywhere you like to buy ebooks!

If you’re on Twitter or Facebook or other places, would you mind passing this information along? I’d love to feel like I helped my friends find new fans. 😀 Thanks a million!

Happy reading!

Kathy Bennett, A Deadly Justice

Kitty Bucholtz, Little Miss Lovesick 

Linda Carroll-Bradd, Capturing the Marshal’s Heart

Kathleen Creighton, The Prince and the Patriot

Jacqueline Diamond, The Cowboy and the Heiress

Gillian Doyle, Mystic Memories

Susan R. Hughes, A Baby for Christmas

Michelle Knowlden, Indelible Beats

Heather MacAllister, Counterfeit Cowgirl

Mindy Neff, The Bad Boy Next Door

Louella Nelson, Cora Lee

Lyn O’Farrell, Worth the Risk

Dee Ann Palmer, Where Eagles Cry

Sandra Paul, Last Chance For Marriage

Michael H. Payne, A Curial Quartet

Edie Ramer, Christmas at Angel Lake

Angie Ray, Ghostly Enchantment

Susan Squires, Waiting For Magic

Kristy Tate, Beyond the Fortuneteller’s Tent

Patricia Thayer, Colton Creek Cowboy