Our books are not free!

The biggest event on facebook, I’ve seen in a while! and it starts soon!

https://www.facebook.com/events/206705409792190/

Sorry facebook for the double tap. Well worth it I think. 🙂

I’ve had the best time since we launched TSK’s second book in December, with a really well laid out plan of attack and some well-placed blogs and adds, we’re doing okay, sales and KU reads are really steady! and I’m proud of that.

But in the launch I did what most authors do, I had giveaway prizes. I love and will always love doing things for others if they REALLY want them, but I gave away between 2 events over 16 audiobooks, out of those prize winners only 6 actually have claimed their books.

These books cost a tonne of money to produce, and each gift costs around $20 or £20 (we’re almost even in cash value)

So I gave away £200 worth of goods, that no one really wanted.

So when a facebook friend decided enough was enough and she shared her idea on this event, I fully supported her, and I’m very proud of the gathering that is involved with this event.

Writing is not easy, it’s fun… sure.

It can be highly stressful too.

It is expensive.

To compete in the real world we have to pay out for many things.

Editing,

Cover art…

Proofing.

Marketing.

Our time is worth something.

Yet, all the time, artists and not just in the writing world are berated and asked for stuff for free.

My other qualm was before my book launch in December I took part in a big event for a $100 amazon gift card. We gathered email addresses for our mailing lists, which was fab.

However in January and up to date, because I gave my email address in, I’ve had over 350 emails, with authors GIVING books away for free 😦

I am very saddened by this, and it has to stop.

We are worth it!

Our time is worth it. You as a reader want hour after hour of entertainment, right?

But you won’t pay more than 2.99 ?

What’s that coffee cost you there, that you’re drinking? how much is that barista on per hour?

Yeah, you get my point, right?

I love my readers, and I love my fans, the comments and notes I get all over social media make my day, but I have to eat, I have to put a roof over my head.

Hugs to you all, and I really, really hope you guys will support this fab event.

I’ve got spending money tonight! So I’m going to buy some amazing books from some of these fabulous authors!

 

Birthday FREEBIE :)

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WHOOO, so we’re about to release TSK’s second book, which I’m stocked about! of course.

Woke up this morning to check my email and we’ve 3 5stars on it from Readers Favourite. 🙂 SQUEE!

I know it’s an awesome book, I worked really, really hard on getting it to where it is.

So for my birthday, 4 days the first book is out for free. That means if you pick it up you can also add on the Whispersync audiobook by the amazing Greg Tremblay! for a tiny price of (the e-book)

So go grab yourself a copy now!

Squee! our AudioBook is live!

I’m super excited, after all our hard work and waiting it’s live today!

http://www.audible.com/…/The-Secret-King…/B01G9D0W2C

Blurb – (think you know but here it is) hehe

Kendro, King of the Aonise, can do nothing to prevent their sun from collapsing, consuming their home planet, Letháo, in a single fiery blast. Running out of time and options, he evacuates the entire population, setting off into the unknown galaxy in four crowded ships. Under constant danger from their ancient enemy, the Zefron, treasonous dissent seeps into his inner circle. Threatened inside and out, Kendro struggles with whom to trust, until a mysterious vision finally brings hope to the distraught king.

And it’s the LAST day to grab the ebook for free!

http://myBook.to/TSK

I promise I won’t post about it so much now it’s out. Normal everyday stuff and writing stuff will resume. 🙂

~

Dawn

Cover Reveal for our first AudioShort!

For our second reveal is the fab short narrated by Holly Adams – (soon to be released, no date set yet) The Truth Hurts – if you want to read this for free, and get a sneak peek at the line art to accompany this in our Anthology go register for the website for free! (at the moment) and you’ll get access to everything we’re doing, and all the apps.

http://www.thesecretking.com

 

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And our blurb is –

Kept away from her grandmother for most of her life, young Natalie stumbles upon a secret hidden in the old woman’s drawings: communications from another world. She quickly finds herself learning not only of an alien race, but the many dark truths that pulled her family apart.