Achievement Unlocked: Free book feature on Freebooksy

I just got an email from Freebooksy.com telling me that they recently featured my free listing of LAST on their site. At first I didn’t think much about this, but then the email continued on to say:

Having your book featured on Freebooksy is no small feat as we hand-pick all the books that we feature on our site. We figured you may want to brag about it, so we created a badge for you to share on your blog or your website. You can see the badge here:

I'm a featured author at Freebooksy
And brag I did. This reminds me very much of video game achievements that I’ve spent hours and hours trying to unlock.

I wonder what other badges are out there for aspiring authors.

Words of Wisdom – On Self-Publishing from the Pros

Joshua Harkin:

An interesting post on self-publishing.

Originally posted on Angela Cavanaugh:

I’ve been reading a lot recently.  Two stories that I have absolutely fallen in love with are the Wool series, and The Atopia Chronicles.   I can’t recommend these books enough.  Turns out that these two writers have much more in common than I ever knew.  From what I can tell, they were both released as serial short stories, they both are self-published, and both writers, Hugh Howey and Matthew Mather (respectively) have been very successful, selling rights to movies based on their works (Mather’s was for his other book CyberStorm).  

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2000 downloads over free weekend

My free weekend campaign for LAST went better than I expected, with roughly 2000 downloads. On the first day, I only had about 80 downloads and went to bed feeling a bit disappointed. When I got up the next day, I jumped onto Kindle Direct with my phone, and was pleased to see I had over 500 downloads! Over the day, the downloads ticked away until sundown, sending my book into the top 200 of free kindle downloads. I even reached #1 in sci-fi and psychological at various times.

Hopefully I’ll get some reviews out of the free weekend promotion, as well as some word of mouth referrals. I still have three free Kindle days up my sleeve to be used at a later stage. I think I will do a similar “weekend” campaign, perhaps over a three day period. It’s just a matter of getting the timing right.

LAST Paperback edition now availble

Last paperback cover 1
Last paperback cover 2
I have just proofed the paperback edition of LAST and am quite happy with the result. I have chosen a matte cover over a glossy one this time round. I think it really suits the artwork on the cover.

The paperback is available now on createspace.com via this link. In the next week the book will appear on the Amazon store alongside the ebook version.

REMINDER: Free ebook weekend: LAST by Joshua Harkin

Free ebook weekend: LAST by Joshua Harkin

Free ebook weekend for my new book LAST. Grab it on the kindle store free. If you don’t have a kindle you can download the free app on your iPhone/iPad, Android device or PC/Mac.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HLFLOF2

https://www.goodreads.com/event/show/916266-free-ebook-weekend-last-by-joshua-harkin

 

Free ebook weekend: LAST by Joshua Harkin

Free ebook weekend: LAST by Joshua Harkin

Free ebook weekend for my new book LAST. Grab it on the kindle store free. If you don’t have a kindle you can download the free app on your iPhone/iPad or Android device.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HLFLOF2

https://www.goodreads.com/event/show/916266-free-ebook-weekend-last-by-joshua-harkin