Blogger Book Fair News & A Price Drop For Frostwalker

Frostwalker Cover ArtJust a few updates for you today. First, I’m happy to announce that the ebook version of Frostwalker will see a price drop from $3.99 to $2.99 for the Blogger Book Fair! In fact, this change has already been made and the price has updated at Smashwords and Amazon, but it will probably take a little while for the price to update on the other retailers downstream of Smashwords (Sony, iTunes, Kobo, B&N, etc) as well as the international Amazon sites. I don’t know if this price change will only be for the fair, or if it will be a longer-term change. Time will tell…

July BBF button copyAlso, the Blogger Book Fair will begin next Monday! This time around I will be a full participant rather than just a host blog. In addition to hosting guest posts from other authors, I will be appearing on other blogs as well as running a giveaway to win a paperback copy of Frostwalker. I hope you’ll check back here, as well as at the Blogger Book Fair site, throughout the week. You’ll be able to enter my giveaway, vote for Frostwalker in the BBF Reader’s Choice Awards, and catch all the great content and offers that will be going on next week!

OH! I almost forgot to mention: I’ve been interviewed again! Please drop by Melinda McGuire’s site and see my interview in her Southern Creatives series!

The Summer 2013 Blogger Book Fair Is Coming Soon!

Check in to the Blogger Book Fair,
and book your trip to far away places!

July 22-26, 2013

Authors and Book Bloggers,

Sign ups for the July 2013 Blogger Book Fair will close on June 15 at midnight central time, so get your registrations in to participate!

As of 5/31/2013, we have:

Authors: 89
Books: 233
Bloggers: 14

If you haven’t yet registered, you can find all of the information on the Blogger Book Fair page.

  1. Check out the Code of Conduct
  2. Fill out either the Author Sign Up form or the Blogger Sign Up form (Deadline June 15)
  3. Kayla will match everyone with hosts and send out this information to you after sign-ups close
  4. Check out the events–all authors are eligible to participate in the events, and if you have an event you’d like to host, just fill out the simple Event Sign Up Form–all of this information can be found on the Events! page (Deadline July 8).
  5. If you’re interested in hosting a giveaway to drive traffic to your site, sign up via the Giveaway Sign Up form (Deadline July 15).
  6. And if your book will be FREE or $0.99 for the duration of the Fair, you can sign up on the Free and $.99 Book Sign Up Forms (Deadline July 15).

Events:

as of 5/31/2013

Art Fiction Gala hosted by Lucie Smoker

Does your fiction promote the visual arts–through featuring an artist, painting, sculpture, performance art, etc? Then, consider entering Lucie’s Art Fiction Gala.
The Art Fiction Gala is a virtual celebration of fiction that highlights the visual arts. Dress up in your finest, pick up some friends–a bottle of wine–and sample mind-blowing fiction that crosses the line between literary and visual art. Plus a gallery of art featuring reading.
More information & entry instructions

Three Wishes hosted by Kirstin Pulioff

Introduce your characters to the world.
Kirstin Pulioff invites you to ask your main character, “If you found a magic genie lamp, what would be your three choices?
More information & entry instructions

Flash Fiction Challenge II hosted by Thomas Winship

Get ready to exercise your flash fiction muscles.
For the Flash Fiction Challenge II, Thomas Winship will provide an opening line.
From there, entrants will craft a flash fiction piece of approx 500 words. Entries will be displayed on Thomas’ blog Vaempires during the BBF, spread out evenly across the five days, in order of receipt.
More information & entry instructions

Snapshot Synopsis Contest hosted by Fel at The Peasants Revolt

Challenge: chisel your synopsis down to 50 words or less.
Voting will be open throughout the fair for visitors to vote on their favorite Snapshot Synopsis.
More information & entry instructions

Reader’s Choice Awards hosted by Sherri at Shut Up & Read

All books registered for the Blogger Book Fair are automatically entered into the running for the Reader’s Choice Awards. Voting will be open from July 22 to July 25.
More information

Indie Soap Box Files hosted by Shah Wharton

Take a turn on the Soap Box.
Shah invites speculative fiction writers to write a guest post about being an indie (or hybrid) writer.
More information & entry instructions
Restrictions: Speculative fiction writers only

Monster Menagerie hosted by Noree at Trip the Eclipse

What’s your favorite monster or supernatural creature?
Feature your creature in a flash fiction piece (500-800) words to be featured on Trip the Eclipse. Visitors will vote on their favorite piece.
More information & entry instructions

Ways to Help:

Blogger Book FairDonate to the Blogger Book Fair via the BBF Donation Fund. To help get the word out about BBF, we would like to place ads on Facebook, Goodreads and other places, but to do, so we need a little help. We’d also like to have some BBF sponsored giveaways, so money donated would also go toward prizes. NO MONEY WILL BE KEPT BY ANY ORGANIZER OR PARTICIPANT.

Spread the word! Share the Fair on your social media accounts and show off the Blogger Book Fair logo in your blog’s sidebar.

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Blogger Book Fair – Interview With Will Millar

WillMillarBookcoverWill Millar is the author of Infernal Machines, a new horror novel being published by Immortal Ink. He was kind enough to answer my Blogger Book Fair Mini-Interview questions. Take a look and get to know this new author! Continue reading

Blogger Book Fair – Interview With Jacob Donley

Jacob Donley is the author of the Chronicles Of A Rock Troll fantasy series. He took the time to answer my Blogger Book Fair Mini-Interview questions. Take a look and find out more about this new fantasy author! Continue reading

Blogger Book Fair – Interview With Jami Gray

ShadowsEdgeCoverJami Gray is the author of the urban fantasy series The Kyn Kronicles. The first two books are Shadow’s Edge (pictured left) and Shadow’s Soul. She was kind enough to take the time to answer my Blogger Book Fair Mini-Interview questions – take a look!

Also, one commenter on this post will be selected to receive a free PDF copy of Shadow’s Edge! Continue reading

Blogger Book Fair – Interview With Jason Andrew Bond

I was very pleased to have bestselling author Jason Andrew Bond take a moment to answer the questions in my Blogger Book Fair Mini-Interview. This is a really good look at an interesting fellow – Enjoy! Continue reading

Blogger Book Fair – Guest Post By Noree Cosper – ZOMBIES!

Noree Cosper is often spotted sharing her encyclopedic knowledge of the things that go bump in the night on Twitter. Today, for the Blogger Book Fair, she is giving us a look at everyone’s favorite shambling undead – zombies! Read on and have fun!

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