It another Monday and an opportunity to share with you on what’s happening in my world.
Like I mentioned last week, I’ll be migrating most of my titles from Amazon to other platforms. While my books have been well received on the Amazon store, I’m aware not everyone buys their books on Amazon or reads their book on a kindle device/app. The first book to begin this migration is Billy and the Monster who Loved to Fart. You can now get it at one of the links below
Amazon – Billy and Monster on Amazon
Barnes & Noble – Billy and Monster on B & N
Kobo – Billy and Monster on Kobo
Smaashwords – Billy and Monster on Smashwords
It’ll soon be available on Apple’s iBooks.
Speaking of Billy and the Monster who Loved to Fart, you can grab a FREE copy which can be downloaded to your eReader of choice by clicking the link below.
Story Cartel is a wonderful website that offer readers the opportunity to download free books and also automatically enter a draw to win either Amazon gift cards, physical books or Kindle devices. They only ask that you leave a review after you’ve reada book downloaded from their website. I believe this is a WIN-WIN for all involved as the writer gets reviews forhis/her book and readers get to enjoy a free book from a genre of their choice.
By downloading and reviewing my book, you’ll automatically be entered to entered to win one of three $10 Amazon giftcards. My book will be up for 21 days and I got my first review on Amazon yesterday which I have pasted below:
I got a free copy of this book from Story Cartel in exchange for an honest review. But let’s face it: How could any guy not want to read a book with a title like that? A very interesting look at a somewhat not-so-serious problem. Someone really needed to slap Billy’s parents up at the end for feeding him that breakfast. I’m surprised he hadn’t propelled himself into orbit if that was his usually morning fare.
I like the artwork in this one, as it makes an educated leap between manga and regular kids’ storybook art. Very colorful and actual uses things like perspective properly, unlike a lot of modern kids book artists.
If you haven’t already, I’d like you to download a copy of Billy and the Monster who Loved to Fart on Story Cartel and leave a review afterwards.
What has been your most successful marketing method for promoting your books?
I have an author page on Facebook, I keep my LinkedIn page updated, I have a Pinterest page, I have my own website (www.authorannmorris.com), I am on Book-Spot.com, Goodreads…my links are listed on my LinkedIn profile and on my website. Any messages sent to me on my website go directly to my professional e-mail account. I initiate reviews, interviews, visibility opportunities, and school visits. School visits have been very successful. I read to students and provide before my visit an order form to my contact for any student who wishes to purchase my books. I personally sign them and make many new friends. I love sharing my stories with young people and have had much positive feedback from parents and teachers alike. I do signings and try to be open to whatever type of opportunity will be helpful to the reading community and to me.
To read the full interview, click the link below
This week on AIT, we have Lily Lala who is the author of the best-selling series Granny FartyButt. Her books have been in the Top 10 on several categories on the Amazon Kindle store. She shares about the inspiration for her book series, how she handles bad reviews, what to do when you visit London and so much more. Make it a date to join me and Lily on AIT this week.
It’s Thanksgiving this week and I’d like to wish all my fans and readers in the United States a very Happy Thanksgiving. The plan was to have ‘Billy and Monster’s Golden Thanksgiving Presents’ ready before Thanksgiving but life happens. I’m hopeful my illustrator will send the completed files this week. I’m wondering if I should do a 2 for 1 and release the Thanksgiving and Christmas editions together. What do you think?
That’s me for today. Feel free to contact me via the Contact Us page and I’ll be happy to respond to your questions or comments below.
Have a great day and DREAM BIG!!!