ROW80-3 - 08/17 - The NeverEnding Story
ROW80-3 - 09/03 - Not editing

ROW80-3 - 08/27 - Free books

Just in case you need a distraction (Lord knows I don't) Goodreads has a book giveaway program. Many of these are ARC's, but you can also put already published books up. The intent is for authors to get their books out there and get some good reviews that will generate a buzz. This site has a slightly different strategy, and is worth a read. For now I've been selecting a few each day, and have won two so far. Once my editing is done I'll list my own book, Kirk's Landing.

Ah yes - editing. I've really been focusing on this. Since February my schedule has been two parts -  'editing' and 'everything else'. The latter part also included guilt over not editing. This time next week, I'll have the book out ot beta readers and my list will read 'not editing'. 

Until they send it back, at least. 

Looking forward to doing some writing maybe, via #CTC29, as well as reading down at the beach.



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Definitely! Reading for pleasure at the beach will be well-earned!!

I've signed up with Story Cartel and they offer free ebooks that they would like readers to review either on Amazon or Goodreads or their blog. They do offer Amazon giftcards as giveaways if you post a review (bad or good) but it's only available in the US.

I'm not sure what the service is like from an author's perspective, but I thought you might be interested in looking into it some more.

All the best.


Reading on the beach is research, right? Anytime we read is research. :)

Good luck with the editing. That's what I'm doing right now, too.

Beth Camp

Interesting link to Catherine Caffeinated! I subscribed to her newsletter. Thank you! I did run a giveaway through GoodReads and especially appreciated her advice re the timing (length) and scope (international) of a giveaway -- as well as the purpose (not to gain reviews but to gain readers). May your editing go well, beta reviews all be helpful, and the week be a good one!

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