An amazing group of authors who have come together to give away their ebooks for free! Click the photos to download your complimentary copy and don't forget to show your support by sharing, liking, and leaving reviews!
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Exclusive for readers of this blog... Get a few of my other books as FREE ebooks Feb. 4th & 5th!
Also don’t forget to check out "Paisley the Polar Bear" available currently though Barnes & Noble. This book was illustrated by the talented Kinga Martin and was released this month!
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I cannot believe we have made it through 2019 and are already zooming through the 20's! Let's not forget all the accomplishments made this year by amazing authors and the wonderful new stories we got to enjoy! Below the celebrated Best of the Best!
Hear more in the video below!
Check out these newly published books! They are all so unique and great reads. Click on the number or their photo to grab your copy!
10. Finding Little Doggins: Animalsville by Virtuous Cornwall
9. Oswald's Surprise by Jake Evanoff
"This one-day event has been celebrating authors and the books they write since 1949, when the United States Department of Commerce officially recognized November 1 as National Authors Day. Presented for the first time in Knoxville, by the Authors Guild of Tennessee, the day will recognize and honor local authors and raise awareness to our rich literary community. The Authors Guild of Tennessee is committed to facilitating opportunities for people to meet authors. By getting to know an author, people can discover more details about their books, find inspiration through the writer’s challenges or successes, and ultimately enhance the reading experience." - Knoxville Writers Guild
Author, Bethany Stahl, shared her book "Save the Ocean" and answered many questions about how to become a best-selling children's book author! The rest of the day was filled with a handful of wonderful authors answering questions, reading sections of their book and celebrating the rich literary culture we have in East Tennessee!
Stop by Union Ave Books to grab your copy of "Save the Ocean" and check out other awesome books!
Authors were given awards for being chosen from a distinguished panel of literary professionals. Their books were selected and scored in three categories, those with the highest scores being accepted to present on November 1st! Presentations took place at Union Ave Books, Knoxville's Visitors Center, and the East Tennessee History Museum all within downtown Knoxville.
Check out the other books that were featured!
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On September 8th, 2019 at the UT Botanical Gardens, the second annual Art Auction took place. Local artists donate their time and talent to create a unique garden installation. At the end of the summer, the auction takes place beneath the stunning pavilion where all proceeds go towards benefiting the beautiful UT Botanical Gardens.
Over $5900 were raised for the gardens!
To read more about the auction and see all of the butterflies that were available this year, click here.
The short answer is not really (it isn't a YES! but is still worth considering depending on your goals).
Bargain Ebook Promotion
I decided to test their promotion with my most successful book, "Save the Ocean." This book is established, has been an Amazon Best-Seller, and I figured it would have the best shot at a cost-efficient advertisement. I didn't run a free promo but instead decided to promote my book at it's "bargain" price - which is $2.99 or under.
Since my ebook sells well daily - I wanted to see if this promotion would reach new readers and expand my audience and grab people I wasn't able to reach before.
With AMS I only spend about 10-20% of profits on advertising, so with the same results, a $10 promotion should result similarly. I assumed some purchasers wouldn't buy the ebook, opting for other versions, so the number of books sold will vary based on your profit margin for your books. However, I wasn't sure if the profit margin would be as good as AMS, so at the least I was hoping to break even.
The promotion went out (I saw my book in the email and on the website - both of which had working links to my book) and then the day after I went to check the results.
So what this means to be is that despite the large email list they boast there aren’t real people or people that actually care on the other end, which makes the advertisement useless. If they have a list of over 200,000 people this seems highly unlikely that not even one was interested. I would not recommend this service. Yet, I had heard other authors happy with the free ebook promotion so I decided to give it a go despite by better judgement.
A Few Tips:
As authors, we are always looking for new ways to get our books in front of a new audience! I have compiled a list of resources that will promote your free e-book for free! Some of them do offer paid promotions, but that is up to you and your relationship with the resources. I haven't tried any paid options yet, and still, see considerable numbers in downloads.
For each resource, there may be a few different rules, so before you submit your book, make sure it meets the requirements (ex. reviews, pages, subject, etc.)
I will add more as I find more over time! And of course, if you follow me on Instagram and Twitter, and let me know you are doing a promotion, I will gladly share it with my combined audience of 10k+ followers and growing.
Advertise your book in my Facebook group for FREE:
I will keep adding to this list as I find more, so please feel free to check back and see what is new!
On November 12th, 2018, we lost Stan Lee, a great comic writer and creative.
Bethany Stahl gathers inspiration from his characters and other characters that have been developed by so many other talented writers and artists created in the universe.
A few days and about 20 hours of work, Bethany digitally painted Stan Lee and a few of his characters, a few of her favorites from the universe and others that have stemmed from the inspiration of Stan.