The folks at Smashwords, along with various other retailers, are hosting Read an Ebook Week, March 5-11. The promotion began as a way to encourage people to read more ebooks and regard them as books, rather than some inferior media format, but it has the handy side effect of allowing ebook authors to promote their books with discounts.
Do you use Goodreads? Now you can download a special three-chapter sample of each of my Elementals books from Goodreads!
These ebook samples are in PDF format and completely free. Just visit my Goodreads page and click a book title, then look for the “Download eBook” button.
Please note that Goodreads only allows excerpts to be uploaded to their site, so these ebooks are not the complete novels. Visit Amazon (Kindle format), Smashwords (other ebook formats), or CreateSpace (paperback) to buy the complete books.
Elementals: A series of fantasy-romance-adventure novels, each about a woman out of her element. Read one or read them all! Each has a different narrator with a different voice – enjoy these special extended samples to decide which one you like.
If you’re a Smashwords reader, you may have seen the news about their July promotion. All month long, Smashwords authors are offering their books at deep discounts or for free.
I’m participating by offering the first book in my Elementals series for free! Visit Smashwords to download Water Witch and enter the code SFREE at checkout.
Smashwords ebooks are available in EPUB format (for most ebook readers and apps), MOBI format (compatible with Kindle), and HTML format to read at their website. The free download code is good through July 31.
Sometimes plans change. When your plans involve books in a series, this can lead to some odd situations. I wrote Earth Witch, book two in the Elementals series, about eight years ago, and in that book I made a passing reference to the characters I expected to become the leads in Wind Witch, book four. I had a general idea of who I wanted these characters to be, but I was very far from actually writing them.
Eight years later, and the characters I actually put down on the page were markedly different than I’d imagined when they first earned a mention back in book two. What to do? I was completely invested in Wind Witch at the point where I remembered that passing reference from Earth Witch, and unwilling to discard all the work I’d done. Fortunately, self-publishing, ebooks, and print-on-demand make updates fairly easy: just upload a new file!
So I’ve submitted the updates to Earth Witch, and they should be available soon. Readers of the Smashwords version should have the update available now; you can just log in to your account to download the revision.
Amazon and Createspace do not make it as easy to get an update, and there are no free copies for authors. If you have the Kindle version, please contact me (see the left sidebar) and I can get you a copy of the .mobi version, which is compatible with Kindle. I don’t believe anyone I don’t know personally has purchased a copy of the Createspace version, but tell me if I’m wrong!
And for those who just want to see what the change was – it was fairly minor, if slightly spoilery – read on after the break! If you want to read more about how I discovered this inconsistency, I wrote about it on the blog under my other name.
The days are counting down to the release of Wind Witch! As a special preview, I’ve posted the first two chapters – read them now!
You can also pre-order Wind Witch in Amazon Kindle format or at Smashwords, and it will be delivered on the publication date of March 31. (Smashwords will have EPUB, Mobi, and HTML formats available.) All ebook formats are $2.99.
Haven’t read the series yet? Get started with this special offer – a coupon to get Book One, Water Witch, for free! Visit Smashwords and enter coupon code EB63T at checkout to get 100% off the purchase price of Water Witch (Book One). This coupon expires March 31.
Preorder the EPUB, Mobi, or HTML format at Smashwords.
All ebook formats are $2.99.
I’ll be putting together a trade paperback at Createspace but it will not be available for preorder; it will release on or shortly after March 31.
Haven’t read the series yet? Get started with this special offer – a coupon to get Book One, Water Witch, for free! All four books in the Elementals series are standalone stories, each following a different main character, but many threads come together in Wind Witch, and you might recognize a certain privateer captain when she makes an appearance in Book Four…
Visit Smashwords and enter coupon code EB63T at checkout to get 100% off the purchase price of Water Witch (Book One). The Smashwords ebook is available in EPUB, Mobi (Kindle-compatible), RTF, and HTML (online reader) formats. This coupon expires March 31.