Here we are, a week away from Halloween, and I’ve forgotten to flog my book of dark short stories, Shy Ghosts Dancing. As I’ve probably mentioned before, I suck at self promotion.
The book has been selling modestly, picking up a bit over the summer, during the tourist season. Copies are available in Haines at the Babbling Book, The Sheldon Museum gift shop, and Alaska Rod’s. Hearthside in Juneau and Old Harbor Books in Sitka carry it as well. Michelle predicted that sales might pick up around Halloween.
“It’s a natural for the season,” she said, “but you’ll have to promote it!”
Yeah, that’s right, isn’t it? Should have thought of that sooner . . . .
Not only that, but there’s the issue of lead time. If I want people to snuggle in on Halloween night with my book and a hot drink for a night of scary stories from Alaska, I need to remind them of this opportunity early enough for it to arrive in the mail!
A week’s a bit of short notice, but all is not lost. This is the digital age, after all.
So here’s the deal: between now and midnight, October 31st, anyone who orders a copy of Shy Ghosts Dancing: Dark Tales from Southeast Alaska directly from me, will receive a electronic coupon for a free copy of the ebook through Smashwords.com. I’ll do my best to get the hard copy into your hands by Halloween, but up until midnight that night, you can download and read the book in your favorite electronic format.
To take me up on the offer, place your order through this link. Disregard the warnings about it taking extra time. I have copies on hand, and I’ll go to town as often as I need to in order to get these shipped in a timely manner. I receive email notification of orders on this page, so I’ll email back an electronic coupon for Smashwords.
If you buy the book from one of the retail outlets mentioned above between now and midnight Halloween, email me, and I’ll send you a coupon.
Act now! Time’s running out.