Blogger Book Fair Wrap-Up

Well, this Blogger Book Fair has almost come to an end. You can still swing by the BBF site and see what events are still going on and catch the deals and giveaways, but you’d better act fast!

As for my own part, you can check my previous post to see the guest posts that have been featured here on my blog, as well as links to the guest posts I did for other blogs. Also, my giveaway for a paperback copy of Frostwalker ends in just about 17 hours from the time of this post. I’ll include the giveaway at the bottom of this post so you can enter if you haven’t already.

Also, as a thank you for all of the fine folks who have stopped by during the fair, I’d like to offer one last, quick bonus: If you’d like to get my short story The Card for free, hop on over to Smashwords, add it to your cart, and checkout with the following coupon code: JL47F

That code expires tomorrow, so this is a very limited time offer!

I’d like to thank Kayla Curry, Fel Wetzig, and Pereza Thompson for managing what is a truly huge event. I’d also like to thank Michael Brookes, J.C. Martin, and Elizabeth Barone for both hosting guest posts from me and for providing guest posts of their own for my blog!

Finally, thanks to you for stopping by! Now to get ready for the next Blogger Book Fair!

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Blogger Book Fair Guest Post by J.C. Martin – 5 Common Qualities Between Successful Writers & Martial Artists

Today for the Blogger Book Fair, I’m happy to host J.C. Martin! Be sure to enter the giveaway she’s running during the fair to win a copy of her new novel, Oracle!

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Blogger Book Fair – Day 1 Recap

The Summer 2013 Blogger Book Fair is well underway!

Today (Monday), I hosted a guest post by Michael Brookes about writing fiction for someone else’s universe. Mr. Brookes has an interesting life, working in both fiction writing and the video games industry.

Additionally, my novel Frostwalker was reviewed (and I was interviewed by) Jeann Wong at her Happy Indulgence Books blog, where she declared it so scary that “I had to make sure I was in a public place and surrounded by people and preferably in daylight at all times“! If you swing by and check out the review and interview, be sure to scroll to the bottom and enter the giveaway for a chance to win a paperback copy of Frostwalker!

By the way, there is another blog review of Frostwalker that went live over the weekend. It’s not part of the Blogger Book Fair, but swing by IndieHeart and check it out!

Also, the Reader’s Choice Awards are now live! I hope you’ll hop by and vote for Frostwalker in the Horror category, and The Card in the Horror Short Story category.

Be sure to swing by the main Blogger Book Fair site (linked above) and see what else is going on around the fair!

Blogger Book Fair Guest Post by Michael Brookes – Playing In Someone Else’s Sandbox

For today’s Blogger Book Fair guest post, I’m happy to play host to Michael Brookes, author of Faust 2.0 and The Third Path Trilogy. Mr. Brookes gives us a little insight into writing for someone else’s universe and the challenges involved. As both an author and a gamer, I find his unique position fascinating!

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Blogger Book Fair – How To Get The Most From The Event

The Summer 2013 Blogger Book Fair starts tomorrow, and it is going to be a HUGE event this time! There are about 200 authors and bloggers involved, representing over 400 books! There will be great deals, giveaways, fun events, and lots more!

But, how do you actually make use of the event? If you’ve never been involved in a previous Blogger Book Fair, you may be wondering just what it’s all about and how to enjoy it. Here’s a little info on what you’ll see this week and how to find it all. I’ll also give you a heads-up on where I’ll be and what I’ll be doing during the event, as well as the guests I’ll be hosting here. Continue reading

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.

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