Between a rock and a hard place.

*wriggles slightly*

Hi. Yup it’s me. I’m stuck… do you think you could get me out of here? Whoo… thanks! That was brilliant.

Yes I know I haven’t done anything of what I had promised to do during my birthday – well apart from discount the books… I didn’t get much choice – there’s been something wrong with our phoneline and I couldn’t get on the net. Also I’ve been feeling very tired and run down this month – turns out that I’m anaemic.

I’m sorry.

This is one of the drawbacks of being an Indie Author – you have to do all your own marketing and I’m a reluctant Marketer at the best of times.
I know how to do it. It was a part of the business courses I took at University and I spent a while working in a Call Centre not long after I graduated, so I’ve done cold calling and the whole “While I’ve got you on the line…” spiel as well. I wasn’t very good at it then, and I’m still not very good at it now.

Why?

Well yes, I’m confident that my work is worth reading – I’ve had enough people  say so after they’ve read it – and while maybe my execution of the MS’s could be improved, that’s something that should get better with time and the application of an Editor or two.

So why am I bad at selling my own work?

Two reasons.
1) I was brought up to be modest about my own accomplishments. In Britain, we are taught not to boast or rub people’s noses in the fact that we’ve done something.
2) I don’t like Spam. I’m not keen on advertising and knowing how the PR companies play on the Human Heart / Psyche makes it worse, not better. I don’t want to do it – I feel ucky (PT’s word) when I eventually try to push my own work.

Anyway. I just wanted to explain why I hadn’t run the competitions I had promised to do…

Yup – this whole post is one long homework excuse… but at least I’m being honest and haven’t made up a wild excuse – “Sorry, Miss. The Dog ate my computer.”

And while I’ve got you on the line *winks* here’s the details of the discounted books –

Beginning 300 x 200

The stories of the Black Tower War keep the children of the four kingdoms in check. Adults consider them to be only stories, but stories are sometimes true and they always go around in cycles…

A mad King rules in Galivor. His sons vie for the right to become his official heir. While the youngest, Korin, chases the bandits plaguing the land, Loric sets out to plunder an abandoned dungeon. 

UK Readers – http://www.amazon.co.uk/Beginning-The-Tower-Eye-ebook/dp/B009B0XRSM/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1348091225&sr=1-2

US Readers – http://www.amazon.com/Beginning-The-Tower-Eye-ebook/dp/B009B0XRSM/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1349973432&sr=1-1&keywords=kira+morgana+a+beginning

$0.99 / £0.77p

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Grof 800 x 533

 

The stories of the Black Tower War keep the children of the four kingdoms in check. Adults consider them to be only stories, but stories are sometimes true and they always go around in cycles…

Castle Grof has claimed the lives of many already. Aranok and his human half sister, Ariana, begin to wonder if they will make it home alive. 

UK Readers – http://www.amazon.co.uk/Party-Castle-Grof-Tower-ebook/dp/B00CRP3NOQ/ref=sr_1_4?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1368559979&sr=1-4

US Readers – http://www.amazon.com/Party-Castle-Grof-Tower-ebook/dp/B00CRP3NOQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1368560228&sr=1-1

$1.50 / £0.96

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Freya 300 x 200

 

Freya has many assets, the least of which is her exotic beauty. Having been freed from the benign slavery of a Pleasurehouse in the capital Jira, she journeys to Jinra to meet up with her brother Grald.

Along the way she manages to collect a diverse set of companions, escape a dragon and destroy one of the Aracan Katuvana’s dungeons… 

UK Readers – http://www.amazon.co.uk/Freyas-Freedom-The-Tower-ebook/dp/B00DRA3U16/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1374262735&sr=1-1&keywords=Freya%27s+Freedom+Kira+Morgana

US Readers – http://www.amazon.com/Freyas-Freedom-The-Tower-ebook/dp/B00DRA3U16/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1374262787&sr=1-1&keywords=kira+morgana+freya%27s+freedom

$1.99 / £1.29

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Remember, these prices will only be this low until 31st October – on November 1st they will be going back up to $2.99 /£1.85 

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