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review 2018-08-21 16:59
Review: “The Butterfly King” (The Lost and Founds, #3) by Edmond Manning
The Butterfly King - Edmond Manning


~ 5 STARS ~




1st read: September 5th, 2015

1st reread: August 21st, 2018

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text 2018-08-21 13:14
Bout of Books 23 Read-a-Thon - Master Thread



Challenge: Introduce Yourself #insixwords


Passionate risk taker following her dreams.





Book of a day: A Rogue by Any Other Name by Sarah MacLean

Pages read today: 386

Total of pages read: 386


So today I started and finished A Rogue by Any Other Name. I enjoyed it. Author did a great job of bringing up Penelope and Michael's past while being in the present. I am looking forward to the next book in the series.





Challenge: Book Plot Emoji





Book of a Day: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

Pages read today:

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text 2018-08-21 09:00
Bout of Books 23 Daily Updates
Crewel World - Monica Ferris
The Baron's Blunder (Black Diamond) - Susan M. Baganz


Monday, August 20, 2018

Currently Reading: The Baron's Blunder by Susan M. Baganz (Christian Gothic Romance - that comes straight from the cover), Crewel World (Needlecraft Mysteries #1) by Monica Ferris (cozy mystery from the late 90s)

Reviews:  4 written

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FB (private group) Gif Party: Participated

Twitter (#insixwords challenge): Cross Stitching Tea Drinking Book Wyrm

IG Challenge (currently reading): https://www.instagram.com/p/Bms9_yeh0st/?taken-by=tearainbook

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text 2018-08-21 08:37
Reading progress update: I've read 230 out of 332 pages.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - J.K. Rowling,Kazu Kibuishi,Mary GrandPré

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text 2018-08-21 08:36
Promoting your books on discount book sites

The internet has a plethora of sites that offer free or deeply discounted e-books to members.

They get their product from authors who are enticed by the opportunity to have a promo template of their book sent free to the site’s membership in hopes that some members will download it, read and review it.

The free offer is a teaser to encourage you to pay for their enhanced list - more members and prolonged exposure.

They also offer a free author interview template. Answer the questions, add your picture and they’ll post it for free.

I discounted Local Rag to 99¢ and submitted it to the four sites listed below, taking advantage of free option only. I work hard to write and produce a decent book and I won't pay to give it away for free.


Like so many things that are free, and I suppose that goes for most free e-books, you get what you pay for. I didn’t see a whiff of interest.

I’ve researched a few authors who have documented how much they spent versus how much they made in sales using this approach. They claim to have broke even, but I have my doubts. I’m reminded of my friend who makes frequent trips to Las Vegas. When he wins, I hear about it. When he loses, well, he’s back talking about the time he won.

The other thing I noticed is that their book sales were not sustained. There may have been a blip, but there was not enough reviews, word of mouth, or buzz, in general, to elevate their book from self-publishing oblivion.


Stay calm, be brave, watch for the signs


Discount book sites






My Amazon Book Page in case you want to purchase Local Rag for 99¢ until the end of August




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