I’ve been saying “free giveaway” in various promotional strands all morning, realising wholeheartedly that the words are synonymous. Oops. Will anyone notice? Aren’t giveaways usually free?! I’ve taken the week off work to really push ahead on my new novel but started the day in a wild panic because my damn Broadband is down. This was FATAL. I had organised a free giveaway (erk, I’m doing it again) and needed to promote it like mad. So phoned up Virgin to shout at them but all I got was an “I don’t know.” God, thanks a lot, guys. However, the little flashy blue light came up on my modem thingie and it has stayed on since so I’ve managed to do all those promotional things I’m not very good at: tweets, FB post, GoodReads comment, LinkedIn promo. I gave away 33 “units” (free books, it’s called free books) when Wired was free back in February but since then I’ve published the entire Exodus Sequence collection and was curious to see what would happen to the [non-existent] sales of that if one of the stories was promoted as free. Well, we’ll see. I feel as if I’m wasting valuable writing time doing these promotions but this is what I signed up for as a self-published no-hoper.
Anyway, if your interested is piqued, REFLECTED is available here: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00BWT4WCU
It’s about a woman who witnesses an invasion on Mars in a bizarre afterlife.
My favourite selling line is this one and I’ve pinned it on Twitter:
“Just what exactly is a post-death installation?”
Be warned – this novelette is the most incomprehensible thing I’ve ever written!