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message 1: by Darcia (new)

Darcia Helle (darciahelle) I'm excited to be participating in Read An e-Book Week, from March 7-13! Many authors and publishers will be deeply discounting e-books (lots free), so we can all stock up on reading material! All five of my novels will be discounted and one will be free. You can find them all on Smashwords. No code needed. Just purchase during that week!

For more info on the event, check out their website:

Is anyone else here particpating?

message 2: by Sharon (new)

Sharon (fiona64) Darcia wrote: "I'm excited to be participating in Read An e-Book Week, from March 7-13! Many authors and publishers will be deeply discounting e-books (lots free), so we can all stock up on reading material! All ..."

I'm participating as well. :-) You may find my books and information here:

message 3: by Guido (new)

Guido Henkel (guidohenkel) | 51 comments Sure thing. Everyone just use the coupon code MEETJASON to get a free eBook copy of the first volume "Demon's Night" of "Jason Dark: Ghost Hunter" on my website

message 4: by J. (new)

J. Guevara (jguevara) | 63 comments see ya over there Guido.
Just registered to your site. does the 'T' come in XXL? My GF wants one for PJ's; I warned it might give her nightmares.

message 5: by Guido (new)

Guido Henkel (guidohenkel) | 51 comments J,

I have the t-shirt in XL only at this time, but that is pretty big. Give it a try. If it's too small I'll give you your money back.

message 6: by Susan (new)

Susan Gottfried (westofmars) | 68 comments Yep, I've got both Demo Tapes anthologies involved with Read an E-Book week. Vive la Trevolution!

message 7: by Julie (new)

Julie Dawson (julie_ann_dawson) | 4 comments Thank you for alerting me to this. With everything else going on, I would have missed it!

I just added all of our titles to the promotion at 25% off.

message 8: by Susan (new)

Susan Gottfried (westofmars) | 68 comments yay! Now... to get readers on board and buying. I think that is going to be the biggest challenge.

message 9: by Sharon (new)

Sharon (fiona64) Susan wrote: "yay! Now... to get readers on board and buying. I think that is going to be the biggest challenge."

I'm planning to do a press release via PRLog. I've already promoted it on my author blog, Twitter and my FB fan page ... but will be renewing those. I figure that Friday is the best day to do all of the reminders and the press release, as it's closer to the event.

Smashwords usually does a special catalog entry for these promotions; I had a few sales from the summer promotion last year.

message 10: by Gary (new)

Gary Ballard (gary_ballard) | 54 comments I'll throw my book in the ring. My debut cyberpunk novel, Under the Amoral Bridge is available in Kindle ( ) & other formats ( )for only $.99 cents!

message 11: by Jaleta (new)

Jaleta Clegg | 41 comments I just uploaded my novel, Nexus Point, to Smashwords yesterday. Enjoy!

Enter code JZ84Y to get it for $2.99 through March 17.

message 12: by [deleted user] (new)

Hi Darcia and friends.
I thought I should throw my book into the mix.
Smashwords Read an E-Book Week promotion, taking place March 7-13. You can download my book Short Shocks Vol I (100 pages) for FREE. Just use the promo code RFREE
I'd love any comments you have. I understand if it's not your cup of tea. If you've already read and commented previously, thank you.
I'd be honoured if you could pass on the word to anyone how might be interested.
Best regards as always. Andy

message 13: by Darcia (new)

Darcia Helle (darciahelle) It's great to see a few people here participating in Read An e-Book Week! I've just spent an entire morning shopping the deals and I'm not nearly finished. I'll have enough to keep me reading for the next year!

Just to let everyone know, the deals don't show up on the authors' pages. When you click on the book, you'll find the discount.

message 14: by Jaleta (new)

Jaleta Clegg | 41 comments My book has been added to the promotion.
Nexus Point for only $2.50

message 15: by Roxanne (new)

Roxanne (roxannesmolen) | 33 comments It's Read an Ebook Week! Read a free ebook all month long at Roxanne Smolen

message 16: by Susan (new)

Susan Gottfried (westofmars) | 68 comments I just caved to all the focus on the freebies and made mine free, as well. Here's the link again:

message 17: by [deleted user] (last edited Mar 09, 2010 04:40AM) (new)

There you go, Susan. Now, you feel much better. So calm and exuding Godess-like qualities for doing that :D

message 18: by Susan (new)

Susan Gottfried (westofmars) | 68 comments Well, Andy, I don't know if I'd go that far, especially because it's a thrill to see how many books are being snatched up. I hope a lot of these people will come back and buy the novel the stories support and tie into. Even if one person does, it'll have been worth it.

message 19: by [deleted user] (new)

If they can't afford cake, let them read. I'm sure someone said that before :)

message 20: by Susan (new)

Susan Gottfried (westofmars) | 68 comments The funny part of all this is that I began by posting ALL the fiction in the books on my blog. If you know where to look, you'll find it -- and more. Then my readers demanded these books. So... I gave 'em what they want. (well, I edited them to make them shinier and better and gave them a better context within the books, but... otherwise, it's the same)

While the royalties would be nice, I'm looking at this as a continuation of what I've already been doing -- building my audience by providing free content.

message 21: by Shaun (new)

message 22: by [deleted user] (new)

I don't get any royalties from Lulu, as I had to take mine off to make the price as low as possible. Still too expensive, I think. I only get royalities from Smashwords (when not on promo) Ahh to be rich and, well rich:)

message 23: by Susan (new)

Susan Gottfried (westofmars) | 68 comments Yes, to be rich from our writing...

I get better royalties from Smashwords than I do from Lulu, Andy. When I put the novel up via Lulu, I'll still offer the download. I figure it's better to give people options -- and any sale at any spot helps the rankings at that particular site, too.

Ahh, what a tangled world, this self-pubbing can be...

message 24: by [deleted user] (new)

If only self-pubbing meant we could get drunk too :)

message 25: by Sandy (new)

Sandy Lender (fantasyauthorsandylender) | 4 comments My publisher recently (January-ish) released my books in Kindle format, so I'm promoting ebooks as well these days/this week, and I'm pleasantly surprised at how much easier it is to describe Kindles and other e-readers to people at my book signings than it used to be. A year ago...even six months was difficult to explain. Now folks get it. It's catching on. It's a good sign. (Trees everywhere sigh in relief.)

If anyone's interested in checking out a couple cool fantasy novels that are getting fabulous reviews, mine are over at Amazon (and could use some hits in the tags for fantasy and dragons and that kind of stuff). and

I wish us ALL good luck with making money at this some day. Just because a publisher has a hand in bringing the book to life doesn't mean the author's making money. I, too, long for the day... ;)

From Sandy Lender
"Some days, you just want the dragon to win."

message 26: by [deleted user] (new)

I'd love to give them away free all the time, just for people to be able to read and share your work, but it twists your guts when you realise how much time, effort and research goes into the work. Oh well. We do it because we love it and we can't help writing. I personaly find it theraputic too.

message 27: by Jeanne (new)

Jeanne (jeanne_voelker) | 42 comments FREE DOWNLOAD

Short stories of all kinds by goodreads authors at

Ménage-à-20 offers well-crafted stories from Andy and nineteen other of your friends here on Goodreads. Fantasy, horror, realistic,etc., and a surprise romp of a story at the end. Be sure to check out our group picture on the back cover too -- everyone hovering over our poor expiring leader.

message 28: by [deleted user] (new)

Ohhh, thanx Jeanne. I totally forgot to get around to mentioning the fantastic reads that are contained in the Menage-a-20 book. I read and enjoyed each and every one. Thanks again Jeanne :)

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