Thursday, September 9, 2010

Our First Ever Giveaway

Kin·dle – verb 

1. to set fire to or ignite 
2. to excite; stir up or set going
3. to light up, illuminate, or make bright
 

Kin·dle – noun 

 1. an e-reader first put out by Amazon.com in 2007, now owned by over 2 million book-lovers
 
It's only been three years since Amazon first launched the Kindle, and already it has made a huge impact on traditional publishing. In July of this year the New York Times reported that Amazon was now selling almost twice as many Kindle copies as regular books, "180 digital books for every 100 hardcover copies."
 
For independent authors, the Kindle is a huge boon. To sell your work on Kindle, all you have to do is upload a cover picture and a formatted Word document. Easy peasy lemon squeezy. In the last two months Amazon has also made it possible for authors to receive a 70% royalty from Kindle sales, a far higher profit percentage than authors have ever received from the sales of hard copies.
 
In recent months, Kindle readers have been enthusiastic in their reception of I Serve, and a steady stream of electronic copies have been downloaded from Amazon's website onto the sleek e-readers of historical fiction lovers. Sales projections show that we will sell our 500th Kindle copy of I Serve sometime in the next two or three weeks.

To celebrate our ongoing success with Kindle sales, we are giving away a signed, paperback copy of I Serve (because, let's face it, the paperback is feeling a little left out with all of this hype about its electronic counterpart).


If you want to be entered in the giveaway for a paperback copy of I Serve, do any (or all) of the following:

  • Comment on this post (include your e-mail address).
  • Become a follower of this blog and tell me about it in a comment (include your e-mail address). If you are already a follower, you can still do this.
  • Post about this giveaway on your own blog and give the link to your post in a comment (include your e-mail address).

This gives you the chance to submit up to three entries to win your own signed, paperback copy of I Serve.  Once the 500th Kindle copy of I Serve finds a home, this giveaway opportunity will end and I will contact the winner.

16 comments:

  1. I would like a signed copy!

    bertandagata@gmail.com

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  2. I am officially a follower of your blog now :o)

    bertandagata@gmail.com

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  3. This novel has been on my wish list for some time now. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

    I just signed on to follow on Google Reader.

    lcbrower40(at)gmail(dot)com

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  4. i'm following and i'd like a copy please.
    marshallslionatgmaildotcom

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  5. I would love a signed copy! BTW I love your blog and your thoughtful book reviews.

    princessordinary (at) gmail (dot) com

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  6. Oh, and I'm also already a follower of your blog! :)

    princessordinary (at) gmail (dot) com

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  7. I would love to win a copy! And I'm a follower.

    crimson_haze(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  8. I would love to win! Historical Fiction is my favorite genre and your books is on my list to read.

    teddyr66 at yahoo dot com

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  9. We posted about this giveaway over at Historical Tapestry. http://historicaltapestry.blogspot.com/2010/09/ht-news_10.html

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  10. I would love to win and read your book! I love reading historical fiction (and non-fiction) and looking at the time periods I have read about, there seems to be a gap that your book would fill in wonderfully well!

    Congratulations on the sales of your book, and best of luck with the arrival of your twins!

    nellista @ gmail dot com

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  11. I have read many excellent reviews of I Serve and would love to read it myself.
    Thank you

    kaiminani at gmail dot com

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  12. I now follow your blog
    thank you
    kaiminani at gmail dot com

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  13. Oooh! A free book. Love it. :)

    rosearamma at aol dot com

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  14. I would love to win a copy of the book if the giveaway is open to worldwide entries.

    Thank you.

    Carol T

    buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

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  15. Loved the book...and would LOVE a signed copy! :)

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