eBook Deals November 30 – December 6

ebooks For Sale thrifty thursdayHere you go – a bunch of hot new free and bargain eBooks to read, just for you! You’re going to need these while your sitting at the beach, or on vacation, or just hanging at home. You can fill up that Kindle now with the free and 99 cent eBook deals right here on Thrifty Thursday!

Readers: look in the comment section below. If you see one you like, click over and buy it. How easy is that? (If you don’t see the book covers, adjust your browser’s adblock settings.) Continue reading “eBook Deals November 30 – December 6”

Which “Kiva” Flash Fiction Story Gets Your Vote?

Vote5It’s that time again…time to choose your favorite flash fiction story of the week! It’s all up to you now – only one can win Flash Fiction Readers’ Choice Champion honors. It’s super easy – choose your favorite and cast your vote below.

Check out this week’s entries here. Make your decision, then use those share buttons at the bottom of the post to spread the word. Attention Authors: It is okay if you ask people to vote for you!

Voting polls close Thursday at 5 PM Pacific time. If the poll doesn’t close on time, any votes received after 5 pm will be removed.

REMINDER – entries over the 250 limit are disqualified.

Which "Kiva" flash fiction story deserves your vote this week?

  • Alyssa Devine (62%, 24 Votes)
  • Paula Evans (10%, 4 Votes)
  • Joseph Hesch (10%, 4 Votes)
  • Pharrel Katz (5%, 2 Votes)
  • Judith Garcia (5%, 2 Votes)
  • Mark A Morris (3%, 1 Votes)
  • Kevin P Michaels (3%, 1 Votes)
  • Lou Silvestri (3%, 1 Votes)
  • Nathan Rokus (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Annette Rey (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Erin (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 39

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NOTE: Entrants whose submissions exceed the 250 word limit will be disqualified even if they win. ONE VOTE PER PERSON, please. Duplicate votes will be deleted. The results displayed above are unofficial until verified by administration.

Tutorial: Enabling X-Ray for Your eBooks on Amazon

kindle ereaderSome of you may have seen discussion board and/or Facebook posts flying around recently about X-Ray for authors.  What is it? Well, in KDP’s words it’s “ … a unique Kindle eBook feature that allows readers to learn more about a character, topic, event, place, or any other term, simply by pressing and holding on the word or phrase that interests them.”

In plain terms, it’s a feature that, when turned on, allows Kindle readers to tap on a highlighted word or phrase in an eBook in order to learn more information about it.

It can be a fun option for readers and authors alike, and is easy to set up through the KDP dashboard. Navigate to the book you want Continue reading “Tutorial: Enabling X-Ray for Your eBooks on Amazon”

The Social Media Scheduling Free Ride is Over

scheduling social media posts for authors mobile-phone-1917737_1280Companies like Hootsuite, Buffer, and Dlvr.It are done letting you schedule a ton of social media posts without paying up. I was scheduling promotional tweets this month when I suddenly got a message saying I’d reach my limit of ten scheduled tweets.

I’d never seen this before. I tended to schedule a daily tweet that promoted at least one book, and I tended to, around the first weekend of each month, schedule tweets for the entire month (roughly thirty). I’d also schedule a few tweets for the week of interesting articles or quotes. I don’t like the idea of someone checking out my Facebook or Twitter accounts to find I haven’t posted anything in months, so scheduling allowed me to look active, even if it didn’t include high levels of engagement. (And don’t get me started on the importance of engagement. That’s for another article.) Continue reading “The Social Media Scheduling Free Ride is Over”