Cyber Monday is Coming…

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French bread sandwich with fries. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Black Friday has come and gone, but Cyber Monday is still around the corner. Wait? What is Cyber Monday? Cyber Monday is the internet’s answer to Black Friday. This Monday you’re going to find promotions, sales, giveaways and more all over the web. In fact many vendors have already started – and we’re no exception!

Cyber Monday Feed Your Brain Sale

Check out the list of participating books/authors. Each ebook is (or will be by Monday!) priced 2.99 or lower – and some are even free! This includes my books Shades of Gray and Vampire Morsels Short Story Collection, both of which are $.99 through November 30th.

For the price of a sandwich you can buy an ebook and feed your imagination. So take Thanksgiving leftovers for lunch on Monday and buy a book instead. Your mind will thank you for the food!

Kindelgraph: Not Just for Kindle Anymore!

In August, I posted about the very cool Kindlegraph, a site that lets authors autograph Kindle books for their fans. At the time, it was only compatible with Kindle devices but now *drum roll* not only does it have a new name – Authorgraph – but, in their own words:

…readers can now receive digital inscriptions from their favorite authors regardless of which digital reading app or device they use…

How cool is that? So, if you want your digital book signed, go check out http://www.authorgraph.com and see if the author has signed up already (thousands have, including yours truly!) and if they haven’t, why not send them a note and say “hey, this is cool!”?

And if you’re so inclined, they even have widgets you can add to your blog or website! If you’re logged in you can get it here: http://www.authorgraph.com/tools  – and unlike most sites it has a WordPress version – yippee! Here’s what it looks like:

Get a free Authorgraph from Joleene Naylor

Special Edition Official Release!

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Hello! This is Katelina from Joleene Naylor’s Amaranthine series. I’d like to announce that the (un) awaited Special Editions Vols I and II are finally available everywhere. And here to tell us more about them is my author!

*Verchiel strolls in* Um, that’s a no go. Our amazing author is too busy.

Katelina: You’re joking.  What am I supposed to do with the rest of this post? I guess that’s it folks. Here are the links to grab your own copies of the Special Editions:

Amaranthine Special Edition Vol I:

paperback
Amazon Kindle
B&N Nook
Smashwords
Sony ebook

Amaranthine Special Edition Vol II:

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paperback
Amazon Kindle
B&N Nook
Smashwords
Sony ebook

Verchiel: Wait, wait. What’s that? It doesn’t make people want to check it out. You have to tell them why they want to. You have to make them excited! Offer them some cookies, some punch, maybe a balloon!

K: You go ahead. besides, why do they want to check the Special Editions out? They probably already have the books, so why buy them again?

V: That’s true. Though there is a bunch of bonus content, like character artwork, flash fiction, links to downloadable content, deleted scenes and character interviews.

K: You mean those interviews where the blog readers asked us questions?

V: Those are the ones. Jo tidied them up a bit, but they’re basically the same. So for all those who asked questions, if you’d like to see your name in print…

K: And what deleted scenes?

V: You know, the Lost Chapters from Legacy of Ghosts. Geeze, where have you been?

K: And character artwork? that’s weak.

V: Not at all. Some of it is new, and the Executioner gallery has never been published anywhere before except those cool cards she gave away to three people.

K: Fine, so there’s a little bit of bonus content. Still not worth buying it.

V: You’re a tightwad. But fine, if someone already owns them then maybe it’s not worth it. What if they don’t, though  What if they’ve put off buying the ebooks, or even the paperbacks? I’ve done the math an it’s cheaper to buy the two special editions than it is to buy all four paperbacks. And as for the ebooks it works out to the same price for the Special Editions as buying all four individually, and there’s still bonus features. You can’t get better than that. And they make the perfect gift! What could be better than two books in one? Especially when I’m in them?

K: How about two books you’re NOT in? I just don’t see the point in combining them, except to give them shiny new covers without admitting that her old covers need some work.

V: You’re pretty negative when it comes to our wonderful author, aren’t you? The point is to put them together the way they were meant to be. If you remember, there were originally two loooooong books she split into four.

K: Whatever you say. Since you seem so enthusiastic about this, you finish the post up. I’m going to go do something more interesting like take a bath or watch paint dry. It’s not like our author cared enough to even show.

V: She’s very busy this month.

K: Yeah, writing more horrible crap happening to me. Oh boy, oh boy. Seriously, have fun. *leaves*

V: You’ll have to excuse her, dear readers. I’m afraid she’s a little bitter right now because… well, no spoilers, but let’s say Munich isn’t working out like she planned. In the meantime, if you haven’t completed your Amaranthine collection, or if you’re a new reader, or if you’re looking for the perfect gift, check out these links and snag your copies today!

Amaranthine Special Edition Vol I:

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paperback
Amazon Kindle
B&N Nook
Smashwords
Sony ebook

Amaranthine Special Edition Vol II:

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paperback
Amazon Kindle
B&N Nook
Smashwords
Sony ebook

And here’s a cookie!

Vampire Cookies (in honor of the new season of #trueblood starting tomorrow!)

by ijokhio via Flickr under CC license

Kindlegraph: Yes Virginia, You Can Get Ebooks Signed, So Long As You Have A Kindle

Lest anyone think I am knocking Kindlegraph’s excellent idea, I’m not. The idea of being able to personalize a signature for an ebook is an intriguing idea, so of course I signed up. I currently have six books you can request e-autographs for – assuming you have a kindle.

 

How does it work? As a reader, you go to Kindelgraph.com and search for your favorite authors. The site boasts that there are 3,500 of them, and there’s probably more. If your author is there, it will shoe their name in the search results, then click it for a list of autograph-able books.  Kindlegraph will then send the author a notification and they can log on and sign away.

As an author you first need to register, which is very easy, and then enter the ASIN (found on your book’s amazon page) for each book you’d like to add to their database. Once a book is added, you will get a “test request” from the site’s admin for the first book that allows you to practice your signature and such (more on that in a moment)

On the request page there is space to write a personal message with two fonts to choose from; handwriting and typewriter, and then a second input box for your signature. You can actually use your mouse (stylus, finger, whatever your setup is) to sign your signature, like so:

Or you can “adopt a signature”, which uses that handwritten font again. Once you’ve drawn your signature, kindlegraph saves it, and you never need to do it again, though I have been because when you sign a real book no two signatures look identical, each is one of a kind, and I don’t see why e-signatures should be any different. But then I am kind of a lunatic.

What if you or your readers have a Nook or a Kobo or something else? So far I have been unable to locate any sites that supply signatures to these devices, however, I am keeping my eyes open. If I run across one I’ll be sure to share it and if you know of one I’d love it if you’d let me know.

In the meantime though, there’s always email, right?

 

 

More Smashwords Sales!

There’s so many sales going on this month, I have to share some more!

I ran an excerpt of To Finish a Quilt by Grant Staley awhile back – well you can get it free until the end of the month.

Barney Schwartz’s nonfiction titles are all 50% off – titles include How to Build a Cheap Website, Easy E-Book Publishing and more.

M.A. McRae has 25% of both titles Not a Man and The King’s Favorite (look for a character interview with the hero of Not A Man coming up soon!)

Most – if not all – of Edward C. Pattersons books are free this month. Including The Jade Owl, which has been on my TBR list for awhile now.

All of Jane Palmer’s books are 50% – lots of sci-fi here.

And Claudette Gilbert’s paranormal works are also free this month.

And don’t forget my own Amaranthine series is also in the sale – Shades of Gray is Free and the others are 50% off

Of course here are hundreds more at Smashwords. I could probably fill my kindle to capacity just with free sales alone!

Lots-O-Links #28 – ebook sales!

This is a special edition of Lots-O-Links, posts where I randomly share links. Fun, huh? I can now call it the weekly post that four (real, I presume) people have gone on record as liking. Pretty cool!

This week I am posting ebook deals! Drop in to Smashwords and pick up some of these awesome books!

Everything by Unicorn Productions (aka Barbara G. Tarn) is 50% off! This includes her Immortals series, which I highly recommend!

All of LC Cooper’s books are FREE – including the super creepy “Legacy”. It was months before I could look  at… ah, nope, not giving it away 😉

Though not officially part of the “sale” Steve Evans has slashed his prices – they’re down 60%!  I just finished his novel “The Russian Idea” and the rest are on my tbr list.

Terry O’Grady has various deals on his collection of novels – and like his sale, his offerings are also a variety – from a YA novel to a civil war piece. Check ’em out!

CM Barrett has marked all of her books down 25% except for those which are always free, of course.

Phillip Frey has one book FREE and another at 75% off! Talk about deals!

and of  course Bonnie Mutchler’s poetry books are always FREE 😉

Do you know of anyone else offering deep smashwords discounts? Are you? Leave me the links the the author’s page and I will add them 🙂

If you have any links to share please mail them to me at Joleene (at) JoleeneNaylor (dot) com or else post them in the comments! And that’s all I have right now. Have a great week everyone!

Blog Tour – Day Nine

Join me on my first ever blog tour!

Today fellow author Lindsay Downs was kind enough to let me share a steamy excerpt of Ashes of Deceit! This is the final stop on the tour, so bring your fire proof gloves and be sure to enter on Lindsay’s blog for a chance to win a free ebook! While you’re there, check out her other awesome posts, including Sample Saturday!

http://ajessicasalesnovel.wordpress.com/2012/06/22/joleene-naylor-day-9/

Check out the rest of the schedule for more chances to win:

https://joleenenaylor.wordpress.com/2012/06/07/my-first-blog-tour/

Thanks for stopping by and helping to make my first tour a success!

Blog Tour – Day Eight

Join me on my first ever blog tour!

Today fellow author Reena Jacobs was kind enough to let me share what I’ve discovered about the Power of the Freebie! Are you a freebie hoarder, or do you only download the ones you want to read? Come tell us and be sure to enter on Reena’s blog for a chance to win a free ebook! While you’re there, check out her other awesome posts, including excerpts of her WIP!

http://reenajacobs.com/blog/2012/06/joleene-naylor-blog-tour/

Check out the rest of the schedule for more chances to win:

https://joleenenaylor.wordpress.com/2012/06/07/my-first-blog-tour/

Thanks for stopping by and helping to make my first tour a success!

Blog Tour – Day Seven

Join me on my first ever blog tour!

Today I am hanging out on one of my favorite blogs with the sheep! Come see what happens when I mention the name “Thor” and be sure to enter on I Smell Sheep’s blog for a chance to win a free ebook! While you’re there, check out their awesome reviews, interviews and other giveaways!

http://ismellsheep.blogspot.com/2012/06/sheep-interview-joleene-naylor-give.html

Check out the rest of the schedule for more chances to win:

https://joleenenaylor.wordpress.com/2012/06/07/my-first-blog-tour/

Thanks for stopping by and helping to make my first tour a success!

Blog Tour – Day Six

Join me on my first ever blog tour!

Today Angie Bailey of Lariats and Lavender kind enough to interview me! Join me as we discuss road trips, gas station munchies, and of course vampires! And be sure to enter on Angie’s blog for a chance to win a free ebook! While you’re there, check out her fun posts!

http://www.lariatsandlavender.com/2012/06/interview-and-giveaway-with-joleene.html

Check out the rest of the schedule for more chances to win:

https://joleenenaylor.wordpress.com/2012/06/07/my-first-blog-tour/

Thanks for stopping by and helping to make my first tour a success!

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