Yes, you read that title right! FIVE signed copies of MOTOR DOLLS will be given away through the GOODREADS GIVEAWAY program (Goodreads choses the winners through some kind of algorithm)!
Why, you ask, would an author give their book away? Exposure! When an entrant adds the book to his or her want to read list, that notification goes into their newsfeed, thus making all of their friends aware of the novel too! (If you’re a Goodreads member and want to add MOTOR DOLLS, just look to the right column of this post and click the link!) The biggest challenge marketing a book is finding your readers. This is certainly one way to get it out there. I’ll let you know at the end of the month how it works out!
And hey! If you’re in the U.S. and interested in joining the entry pool, click the link!
IN OTHER NEWS… for my wonderful friends in the UK and Australia, Motor Palace Press has now secured distribution so you can order the novel without paying ridiculous shipping charges! How cool is that?? Simply order through the MOTOR PALACE PRESS store, and I’ll set up direct shipping from the distributor of choice. Sadly, I won’t be able to autograph those copies. We also have printing partnerships in Germany, Russia, and Brazil, so if you’re near any of those locations, Email me!
REVIEW TALK. One other potential benefit of the Goodreads Giveaway, is to get reviews. In this day and age, with so many great books out there, it helps to see what other readers think of a novel before clicking the buy button. It’s an uncomfortable thing, asking for reviews, but on Goodreads it’s pretty standard to write one after reading a book, one of the many reasons I love the site. Hopefully the winners of the Goodreads Giveaway will be kind enough to do that as well!
If you’d like to read some of the MOTOR DOLLS reviews, scroll down to the bottom of any page on this site. If you’ve read the novel and would like to add your voice to the reviews, I’d be ever indebted to you for your words on AMAZON and GOODREADS. Just click the links!
Oh! And there’s still time if you’d like to send someone MOTOR DOLLS for Christmas! I can ship directly to the recipient and even gift wrap (for orders within the US)! Be sure to indicate in the Comments to Sellers section to whom you’d like it autographed, if you’d like it gift wrapped, and where to send it! Click the picture to go to the MOTOR PALACE PRESS store!
Good luck to the Goodreads Giveaway entrants! I can’t wait to “meet” the winners!
Until next time…
UPDATE: – By the end of the first day:
94 people had requested the giveaway and 56 added the novel to their “TO READ” list.
12/16/2013 – 129 have requested, and 73 have added to their list. One friend request as well.
12/17/2013 – 137 Requested, 75 added
12/21/2013 – 149 Requested, 78 added
12/23/2013 – 154 Requested, 80 added
12/26/2013 – 160 Requested, 82 added…. and one new rating on Goodreads! no review, but a 5 rating!
12/30/2013 – 178 Requested, 93 added
01/03/2013 – 209 Requested, 112 added