Readers, friends, family, complete strangers—I need your help!
My novel PLOWED FIELDS was published last year, and it’s been an amazing experience. I’ve crisscrossed Georgia for book signings and speaking opportunities, done radio interviews and chatted with book clubs. Old friends and strangers have contacted me to talk about the story and what it meant to them. Most of all, I’ve learned the bookselling business is hard but so much fun if you have the right attitude.
PLOWED FIELDS probably will never be a bestseller but the book has done steady business. I’ve reached my original sales goal for the book and am now pushing forward with a new target. And that’s where I need your help.
On Wednesday and Thursday of this week (May 20-21), the first book in the PLOWED FIELDS Trilogy Edition (it was published as both a full-length novel and as a trilogy) will be available as a free download on Amazon. I’m asking everyone to please download the free eBook, even if you’ve already purchased a previous copy of the full-length novel.
It sounds crazy, I know, but downloading the free eBook will bring enormous benefits for me in terms of marketing and the algorithms Amazon uses to promote books. In addition, it will help support an advertising campaign we’re launching to see if we can push the book to another level.
Downloading the free eBook on Amazon—or even buying the full-length eBook for the reduced price of $1.99—also will give you the opportunity to rate and write a review for the book, which would also be a huge help for me.
Pardon my blatant self-promotion, but sitting idly by and waiting does not sell books. If you could take a moment out of your time and help me with this, it would be gratefully appreciated.
I chose the name Plowed Fields for my blog not only because it is the name of my fist novel, but because it also pays homage to my farming roots.