Four FANTASTIC Fall Giveaways

*~*Fall Giveaways*~


These are all the epic giveaways I'm involved in for the next few weeks. 

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There's a Giveaway For everyone! 

1.) Facebook Fall Newsletter Giveaway Open until 11/1: 
https://www.facebook.com/authordiananixon/photos/a.203181156481738.51104.203165316483322/1156138934519284/?type=3&theater

2.) Check out this Blog Hop, One huge giveaway with $200 AMAZON GIFT Card AND each author will host their own giveaway too! Definitely one to check out: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/874784069344155

3.) Book Bub Giveaway: By subscribing to author's bookbub pages (which are only new release and sales alerts) you will be entered to win a ton of cool prizes including a KINDLE FIRE!!:
http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/128c0b31219/?

4.) GoodReads Giveaway of Paperback Seraphina's Awakening:
https://www.goodreads.com/…/…/30628786-seraphina-s-awakening
.. Keep an eye on GoodReads there should be one clearing for Seraphina's Vengeance next week as well 

Series Announcement!

Because of the great response I've had from readers. I have decided to make Discovering April into a series of sorts.

It will be a total of three books.

ALL three books can be read as stand-alones with each having their own separate stories.
BUT -- each have an overlapping cast of characters. 

The Discovering Series: 
Discovering April (Currently on Amazon) 
Uncovering Officer Smith (Coming Spring of 2016) 
Recovering ____ (To be written)

Okay, now back to the writing cave. 

Why I re-enrolled in Kindle Unlimited

There's much controversy and opinions over the new Kindle Unlimited and updates. Here's my experience:  

Since I self published my first book back in December 2013, I have seen that most (if not all) of my monthly sales were on Amazon. So, I made the much debated decision to pull out of Barnes & Noble and Smashwords and enroll in the KDP Select Program for the three month period. 

From that point on, I saw more borrows that sales. I allowed it to continue to renew. But, when they announced the new changes as of 7/1/15 -- ( Changes such as Pay-by-page and not per sale and the fact that I wouldn't have  an accurate count of sales) I became skeptical like the rest of the authorship. So, I performed my own experiment. 

I didn't renew my KDP Select contract as of 7/28 and even lowered my prices. Here's what happened: 

  1. I re-published on B&N & Smashwords -- Sales were a whopping -- zero 
  2. Even with the same amount of social media presence and email blast on my part AND a lowered price, I sold FOUR books. FOUR frieken books! An all time low for me. 

Needless to say, I barely made it to the 15th before re-enrolling in KDP Select.

Yes, KDP Select has it's disadvantages like exclusivity to only Amazon. But, honestly that's where I have the most of my sales anyway. Every month, I have triple the amount of borrows than sales. Additionally, when I received my monthly statement for July I surprisingly found that I earned more on the per-page changes than I did the previous month when it was based on actual sales. (my book is about 90k words) 

That is just my experience with KDP Select. I have personally found it to be very beneficial. Kindle deal days have helped put me in the bestsellers category on multiple occasions. And, I find that readers are more likely to read a book by a new author if its at little to no cost to them. Kindle Unlimited has been a win/win for me. My only regret is losing potential royalties for those 15 days I wasn't enrolled. 

Feel free to tell me how KDP is working for you.