Then Amazon changed the rules slightly (their ball, their pitch, their game) and going free now no-longer results in the same sales ranking lift. Those who study markets and know about these things predict that the writing is on the wall, and advise authors that going free should no longer be considered as a short cut to fame and fortune. Bad news for those who loath marketing - like me. However, I'm going to continue using KDP, and not just because I'm bone idle. Simply because it all becomes worth while, when not just one, but two readers enjoyed my recent giveaway "An Explosive Time" enough to say so publicly. Thank you guys! You've given me all the encouragement I need.
And tomorrow, The Griffin Cryer is free - for a whole five days - from Wednesday 11th December right through to the launch of "The Griffin's Boy", on 15th December. You didn't really think you were getting away without a plug did you? Many of you've already downloaded "The Griffin Cryer" to your kindles. If you have read, and enjoyed, please take time out to tell others - and maybe even consider writing a review. An easy way to earn good karma:)
I may have mentioned previously(!) but I'm entirely grateful to friends old and new for their help in bringing "The Griffin's Boy" to readers' attention. Today's the day we take flight, and hopefully see you over on "The Serious Reader" for the start of the Flying Book Tour - aka as The Great Griffin Giveaway. If you do have a book related site, and you'd like to share this promotion with your readers, then it couldn't be easier. Zoom on over to here: http://www.griffinriders.com/book-blast-html-for-bloggers.html and enter the top secret password GGG - if you like what you see, simply copy and paste into your own blog.
FREE! From tomorrow until 15th December - The Griffin Cryer.
It's an easy mistake to make - instead of whistling and calling for her dog, fifteen year old Frankie accidentally summons a griffin and his rider from an alternate universe. The Rider is tall, blond and extremely rude. On the other hand, Balkind is the sweetest, most lovable griffin Frankie's ever met, and she's determined to help them find a way back to their own world.
In doing so, she becomes aware that her newly discovered talent could be used to transform her own family's tragic circumstances: Following a freak accident, Frankie's brother has been comatose for over two years, hovering between life and death. With the mysterious Rider's help, Frankie summons the courage to venture from her self imposed emotional prison and attempts to bring her brother home.
Dealing with parallel universes, disgruntled warriors, and hungry griffins is the easier part of Frankie's life. At school, Frankie learns friends can become enemies, teachers aren't always right, and the boy of your dreams can be all too human. Told in approximately 53,000 words, suitable for young adults, and all those who've ever dreamed of riding a griffin.