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Publishing/Book Random Update

For anyone who's a member of Librarything:  I'm running a giveaway of my book (A Life Less Ordinary - pen name Victoria Bernadine).  The recipients are randomly selected by the site, but you never know!  :)  I'm giving away both hard copies and e-books - the goal is to hopefully get some reviews and start some word-of-mouth going.  We'll see if it works!  :D

As an aside: anyone who tells you print is dead in the publishing world, I respectfully beg to differ. I'm giving away 100 copies in each format; posted the opportunities on the same day (March 4th, I believe it was).  So far, I have 34 requests for the e-book vs 125 for the hard copy.  I know, there may be other factors (e.g., fewer books being offered in hard copy so easier to find this particular one) - but I still find it interesting.  :)


I'm  also pleased to show you the successful cover:

Updated cover patricia feb 28 13

(The proportions are off slightly because I had to make it a little longer for the e-book edition.)

There was some truly amazing artwork submitted, and I "met" some really nice people - so I'm very pleased with Crowdspring. :) I only wish I needed more than one cover because there were some I refused that just about made me cry because they were so gorgeous and fit certain aspects of the story. This cover, I thought, captured most of the elements I was looking for - but MAN - it was SUCH a hard decision!!!!

Ummm...let's see...I've now sold a total of 14 copies (okay, I bought one of those). I'm also in the process of setting up a virtual book blog tour through a company called Goddess Fish Promotions. I guess we'll see if that translates into sales - LOL.

Phew!! I keep thinking I haven't done much the last few weeks, but maybe I've done more than I thought (besides following the Jodi Arias murder trial - I may need to find a job just to break the addiction... O.o).

I am going out today, though - going for lunch with the old work crowd. They may poison my soup, but it's worth the risk: I haven't been away from the house for about two weeks now, I think - it'll do the cats good to be on their own for a few hours - LOL.

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onceiwasaturtle
Mar. 9th, 2013 12:16 am (UTC)
The new cover is neat!! :D
shirleyann66
Mar. 9th, 2013 03:24 am (UTC)
Thanks! *bounces happily*
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