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September 10, 2018

It's official! Grea Alexander e-books are now available through Walmart.com. Yes, THE Walmart.com that is associated with Walmart stores.

See for yourself! https://www.walmart.com/search/?cat_i...

Amarna Book I Book of Ida by Grea Alexander Amarna Book II Book of Hawara by Grea Alexander Amarna Book III Book of Raia by Grea Alexander Amarna The Complete Series by Grea Alexander





Rebellion Book I Book of Quay by Grea Alexander
Rebellion Book II Book of Soung by Grea Alexander Rebellion Book III Book of Choi by Grea Alexander Rebellion The Complete Series by Grea Alexander





Cabello by Grea Alexander The Pack Addison by Grea Alexander Miael Family (Miael #1) by Grea Alexander Miael Friends (Miael #2) by Grea Alexander




Of course now I'm back to the fight with "great Alexander" but hey, a foot in the door is still a foot in the door.

Yay me!

Grea.
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Published on September 10, 2018 08:47 • 9 views • Tags: amarna, cabello, ebooks, grea-alexander, miael, rebellion, the-pack, walmart

July 9, 2018

I have received email notification that someone wanted me to do an Ask Me Anything session.

Figuring what the hay, I have set one up:

"Novelist Grea Alexander (specializing in Historical Fiction, Contemporary Fiction, Horror, Supernatural Horror & Paranormal Fiction) seeks ardent fan boys and fan girls of all ages (that happen to be greater than 18) for a passionate but short-lived and very public verbal orgy AKA an Ask Me Anything session."

I will be doing a 1 hour AMA session starting on July 19, 2018 8:05 PM EDT. You can post a question at any time from now through 9:05pm on Thursday, July 19th; however, my answer will not appear until the start of the AMA session. The entire AMA session (questions & answers) will continue posted on the site for review after the session is over.

More info: https://authorsama.amafeed.com/noveli...
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Published on July 09, 2018 07:24 • 173 views • Tags: ask-me-anything, authorama, grea-alexander, historical-fiction, q-a, seamonkey-ink

June 16, 2018

UPDATE 07/01/2018: As predicted, if you select "ending soonest" and actually see all of the available giveways (unlike from the Giveaways start page), you will see there are now only 28 pages of giveaways.

Sound like alot? Before this new program there was typically 90 pages or more!

And yes, month 7 of this new program and it's STILL U.S. only!

ORIGINAL UPDATE POST:

Enjoying the new Goodreads Giveaway Program? Well it's about to get even more intrusive, er, "better".

I've recently received an email extolling the "virtues" of a new "feature" to the giveway program that is supposed to make me wet my panties: (NEW) A customizable message sent by Goodreads to entrants who don’t win, providing a unique chance to connect with potentially thousands of readers interested in your book.

So you remember that policy they drilled into giveaway authors and used to make readers feel more comfortable? You know the one forbidding authors from contacting giveaway entrants? Well, that's gone bye-bye now. At least for anyone willing to buy access via a giveaway.

I've found a direct link to Goodreads' survey concerning Goodreads "2.0" as they've decided to call it: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/goodre...

Think the new program is HorseSh*t? Click on the link above and make your voice heard!

Original blog post discussing the new program: https://www.goodreads.com/author_blog...
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Published on June 16, 2018 18:29 • 121 views • Tags: amazon-giveaways, blog, free, giveaways, goodreads, grea-alexander, librarything, net-neutrality, privacy, quay, rebellion, smashwords, survey

May 31, 2018

'ello Gre-ple!

I must admit I have been far too busy with other projects and the mundane to focus much on writing anything new this past year; however, that is about to change. In the next couple of weeks I plan to start a new book.

Which is the question.

Part of me wants to finish Miael: Lovers.

Another part wants to crack into The Pack: Bristol.

Yet another part wants to start Sedition - the spin off series/sequel to the Rebellion series.

All are basically written in my brain. They just need to be fleshed out and put down in print.

Hhhhhmmmm. Which shall it be?
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Published on May 31, 2018 17:39 • 62 views • Tags: grea-alexander, june, new-novel, seamonkey-ink

March 28, 2018

I’ve decided to do something rather different.

On April 15th, beginning at 12am and ending at 11:59 that same day, Central Standard Time, I’m going to release 1 free one-time use Smashwords coupon code good for 100% off one of my randomly selected titles, once every 30 minutes, here: https://twitter.com/SeaMonkeyInk .

Amarna Book I Book of Ida by Grea Alexander

Rebellion Book I Book of Quay by Grea Alexander

Cabello by Grea Alexander

The Pack Addison by Grea Alexander

Miael Family (Miael #1) by Grea Alexander




This giveaway is open to everyone, everywhere. Yes, even outside of the U.S.

No strings attached. No requirements. No follows. No email list sign ups. No twitter account. No “Want to Read” obligations. No nothing.

This is not a sweeps or other contest. It’s a here’s the code, whomever redeems it first is the one and only person who instantly gets the book. PERIOD.

All you have to do is:

Go to the book’s Smashword’s page (which will be provided)
Click: Buy
Enter the One-Time Use Coupon Code
Click: Apply Coupon
Click: Check Out

Once coupon is redeemed, the book will be available to the recipient indefinitely.

Available formats include: epub, mobi, pdf, lrf, pdb and read online.

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I would LOVE it if you would review the book you receive and spread your review about the internet like confetti on every book sight you can think of and/or:

Goodreads www.GoodReads.com/GreaAlexander It's where my reviews live.

Twitter www.Twitter.com/SeaMonkeyInk It's where I pelt people with lemons then run away.

Library Thing www.librarything.com/author/alexander... It's where I once had a drunken one night stand & left behind some review babies (that I'm not entirely sure are mine).

Amazon (whichever applies to your country) http://www.amazon.com/Grea-Alexander/...

Barnes & Noble http://www.barnesandnoble.com/c/grea-...

Smashwords https://www.smashwords.com/profile/vi...

You can also post on any of these retailer sites that carry my books: http://seamonkeyink.com/smi_indexes_2...
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March 25, 2018

UPDATE 04/23/18: I have one giveaway left on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/sh...

Now when you go to the giveaway page they've set it to default to "Featured". This means that unless you know or think to change the category menu at the top (ending soonest, most popular, etc), you don't even see any of the other giveaways: https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway

Enjoy!
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I hope you all are enjoying the diversity of the Goodreads Giveaway program for the time being as that is all going away.

As of January 2018, Goodreads has decided that it will no longer allow authors to give away books on its platform for free: https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/pa... This means that as giveaways that were scheduled prior to that date (including mine) time out, there will be less and less variety - fewer and fewer opportunities to discover new authors. This also means that there will be fewer and fewer opportunities for readers to win. As the algorithms in use already limit who actually gets books and with the number of books on offer dropping significantly, this means that the majority of Goodreads users will likely NEVER win.

Other fun features: : "Entrants required to add the book to their Want to Read list " Giveaways will be open to US residents only.

With many competing platforms such as LibraryThing, Smashwords, etc. that DO allow authors to give away free material and AMAZON (Goodread's owner) that allows the same for only the cost of the book (from which the author still gets the royalty) this means that for the overwhelming majority of authors (especially indie authors) who currently offer giveaways on this site, Goodreads is no longer worth the effort.

Don't like this change? Complain: https://www.goodreads.com/about/conta...

Here is the reply I received from Goodreads:

"Hi Grea,

I'm sorry to hear that! We designed our new Goodreads Giveaways program based on feedback from authors and publishers, and we're now offering several features that authors and publishers have been asking for. The biggest benefit is the increased marketing and advertising benefits surrounding a giveaway. In many ways, we view a giveaway as a mini advertising campaign on Goodreads. As your giveaway is shared and promoted on Goodreads, this gets your book in front of more readers, helping build buzz about your book with readers.

We have several other free features for Goodreads Authors, including Ask the Author, which allows you to answer questions from your fans and readers, posting excerpts of upcoming publications on your author blog, and sharing your list of favorite books and recent reads with your fans. As a lower-cost alternative, you also might want to check out Amazon Giveaways. I understand that these features don't replace giveaways for you, but hope you will take advantage of the many other ways to connect with readers on Goodreads.

If you have any additional feedback you'd like to share, please don't hesitate to let me know."

And my reply to their reply:

Good morning,

I find it hard to believe that authors and publishers all said: Hey, let's completely remove the option to give away books for free and exclude people who are not in the U.S.

It would be one thing to offer these options in addition to the standard free giveway but to remove the free option all together? Not worth it - especially when there are so many options to give away books for free.

All you're doing is alienating both authors and users. Let's see how well that works out for you in the end.

Cheers!

Grea.
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That being said, I would like to thank everyone who has entered my giveaways and added my books. However, until this policy changes, I will no longer be running any new giveaways on Goodreads.

I have only 2 remaining:

Amarna Book I Book of Ida by Grea Alexander

https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/sh...



Miael Family (Miael #1) by Grea Alexander

https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/sh...



When they are done, unless the policy changes, there will be no more giveaways offered by Seamonkey Ink on this site. Rest assured; however, that I will continue to do giveaways via other platforms.

Despite the above, please feel free to review my work here.

I will make every effort to update this blog with my other giveaways.

For instance: I just set up a giveaway on Amazon for two kindle versions of Rebellion Book I: Book of Quay:

Rebellion Book I Book of Quay by Grea Alexander

- Two copies
- Instant Win, Lucky Number
- Unfortunately only US entrants
- Enter here: https://giveaway.amazon.com/p/874fc3a...

To stay apprised of any future SeamonkeyInk giveaways: http://seamonkeyink.com/seamonkey_ink...

Cheers!

Grea.
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Published on March 25, 2018 09:33 • 177 views • Tags: amazon-giveaways, blog, free, giveaways, goodreads, grea-alexander, librarything, quay, rebellion, smashwords

January 4, 2018

We’re going to try something a little different for January & February 2018. We’re going to use the “Reader Sets The Price” function on Smashwords for all of my Book Ones:

Amarna I: Ida
Amarna Book I Book of Ida by Grea Alexander
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view...




Cabello I
Cabello by Grea Alexander
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view...




Miael I: Family
Miael Family (Miael #1) by Grea Alexander
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view...




The Pack I: Addison
The Pack Addison by Grea Alexander
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view...




Rebellion I: Quay
Rebellion Book I Book of Quay by Grea Alexander
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view...




Now just what is reader sets price?

It’s exactly what it sounds like. The reader pays what they can/what they feel the book is worth.

If you choose to pay a low price, we do hope that if you enjoy the book, you will purchase a 2nd copy at what you feel is a fairer price...or decide to spoil me rotten and pay an exorbitant price instead!

This feature is only available on Smashwords.

Get 'em while the gettin's good!

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Why Smashwords?

1. You can choose from multiple formats including: epub, mobi, pdf, lrf, pdb, html or read online
2. You can purchase from more countries than any other ebook retailer (from more than 200 countries to be more specific). To see if yours is one of them, click here: https://www.paypal.com/webapps/mpp/co...
3. More of your purchase price actually goes to the author than anywhere else.
4. Smashwords gives authors complete control over their pricing including the ability to instantly change the price, to price without pricing minimums or offer coupons without forced exclusivity or forced participation in library programs.

Now be generous or you will be smote.

Enjoy!

Grea.
Smashwords Page: https://www.smashwords.com/profile/vi...
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November 19, 2017

Friday! Friday! Nope it’s not Black Friday!
But in my world it’s close enough,
For savin’ money on my stuff!


Simply click the book’s link and select “Buy with Coupon”. That's it! It's that dang gum simple!

Offer valid on Grea Alexander e-books, only with coupon and on Smashwords.com. Sale begins right now & runs thru 11/30/17.

Offer available to everyone. No limits apply.

View all Grea Alexander ebooks/Blackest Black Friday Deals on Smashwords here: https://www.smashwords.com/profile/vi...

Enjoy!

Grea.

50% OFF!

Amarna Book I Book of Ida by Grea Alexander
Amarna: Ida
Regular Price: $2.99 USD
Coupon Price: $1.50 USD
Book link: : https://www.smashwords.com/books/view...


Cabello by Grea Alexander
Cabello
Regular Price: $2.99 USD
Coupon Price: $1.50 USD
Book link: : https://www.smashwords.com/books/view...


Rebellion Book I Book of Quay by Grea Alexander
Rebellion: Quay
Regular Price: $4.99 USD
Coupon Price: $2.50 USD
Book link: : https://www.smashwords.com/books/view...


35% OFF!


Miael Family (Miael #1) by Grea Alexander
Miael: Family
Regular Price: $2.99 USD
Coupon Price: $1.94 USD
Book link: : https://www.smashwords.com/books/view...


The Pack Addison by Grea Alexander
The Pack: Addison
Regular Price: $2.99 USD
Coupon Price: $1.94 USD
Book link: : https://www.smashwords.com/books/view...


Amarna The Complete Series by Grea Alexander
Amarna: The Complete Series
Includes all 3 books in the Amarna Trilogy!
Regular Price: $5.99 USD
Coupon Price: $3.89 USD
Book link: : https://www.smashwords.com/books/view...


Rebellion The Complete Series by Grea Alexander
Rebellion: The Complete Series
Includes all 3 books in the Rebellion Trilogy!
Regular Price: $9.99 USD
Coupon Price: $6.49 USD
Book link: : https://www.smashwords.com/books/view...

Get 'em while the gettin's good!


Why Smashwords?

1. You can choose from multiple formats including: epub, mobi, pdf, lrf, pdb, html or read online
2. You can purchase from more countries than any other ebook retailer (from more than 200 countries to be more specific). To see if yours is one of them, click here: https://www.paypal.com/webapps/mpp/co...
3. More of your purchase price actually goes to the author than anywhere else.
4. Smashwords gives authors complete control over their pricing including the ability to instantly change the price, to price without pricing minimums or offer coupons without forced exclusivity or forced participation in library programs.

Grea.
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May 4, 2017

What's Sappenin'?

I'm currently doing a 10 ebook Read to Review run over on Lovers of Paranormal.

The book du jour:

Cabello by Grea Alexander




Sign ups are here: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Group Rules live here: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Reviews due by 5/25/17

Enjoy!

Grea.
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Published on May 04, 2017 11:09 • 93 views • Tags: cabello, ebooks, grea-alexander, lovers-of-paranormal, occult-supernatural, paranormal, reviewers, supernatural-horror

April 30, 2017

Click here: https://giveaway.amazon.com/p/20d79df...

Winner: Lucky number giveaway with up to 1 winners.

Requirements for participation (Amazon's rules, not mine):
- Resident of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia
- 18+ years of age (or legal age)
- Follow Grea Alexander on Amazon
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